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Mmegi Online :: Tourism revenues not trickling down to the poor - study

Mmegi Online :: Tourism revenues not trickling down to the poor - study | Tread Light | Scoop.it
MAUN: Despite massive tourism growth in Botswana, the sector's contribution to poverty eradication in terms of reducing income disparities remains insignificant, academics have found.
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Relentless tourism spawns trouble in paradise

Relentless tourism spawns trouble in paradise | Tread Light | Scoop.it
Holiday hot spot Bali is being submerged by an environmental crisis.
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In Jamaica, a Reminder on Climate Change

In Jamaica, a Reminder on Climate Change | Tread Light | Scoop.it
Above: Jamaica

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Climate change poses perhaps the greatest threat to the future of the Caribbean, and Jam
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St. Eustatius Tourism to host major sustainable conference

St. Eustatius Tourism to host major sustainable conference | Tread Light | Scoop.it

ORANJESTAD, Saint Eustatius – “A sustainable conference is beyond doubt essential for Statia; it’s a measure for appraising the fulfillment of system’s objectives with regard to sustainable development,” said Sustainable Committee member Francine Harrigan.

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WTM Responsible Tourism Line up Announced

WTM Responsible Tourism Line up Announced | Tread Light | Scoop.it
TripAdvisor responsible travel director Jenny Rushmore is among those who will be leading this year’s World Travel Market panel on eco-tourism
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New Project will Contribute to Mitigating Effects of Climate Change in Guatemala | Rainforest Alliance

New Project will Contribute to Mitigating Effects of Climate Change in Guatemala | Rainforest Alliance | Tread Light | Scoop.it

In an effort to conserve Guatemala’s wealth of natural resources and support the country’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change, the new Climate, Nature and Communities in Guatemala (CNCG) Project was launched today.  CNCG will invest $25 million in Guatemala over the next five years between 2013 and 2018.

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Greenloons: EarthCheck Certification Focuses on Carbon Emissions

Greenloons: EarthCheck Certification Focuses on Carbon Emissions | Tread Light | Scoop.it
Answering Call for Reliable Benchmarking Data for Sustainable Travel, EarthCheck Certificaiton Focuses on Carbon Emissions - Eco-Certifications The origins of EarthCheck date back to 1997 when the Australian government created the Sustainable Tourism...
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How to develop eco-tourism and sustainable business in the Amazon rainforest

How to develop eco-tourism and sustainable business in the Amazon rainforest | Tread Light | Scoop.it
In the second part of our series, Richard Brownsdon explains how social enterprises can operate in the Amazon rainforest
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This piece is part of a 3-part series by Richard Brownsdon who runs Inspiring Adventures.  

Part I: Brazil's social entrepreneurs are making the most of safer favela conditions: http://bit.ly/14WrPxJ

Part III: Brazil's eco-tourists keep social enterprises successful and sustainable: http://bit.ly/178beCR

 

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Sustainable tourism: the rise of the eco-boutique hotels

Sustainable tourism: the rise of the eco-boutique hotels | Tread Light | Scoop.it
Boutique hotels are embracing the zero-carbon, super-sustainability trend. But it's about profit as well as planet, writes Elisabeth Braw
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Responsible travel with Lonely Planet & TOMS – Lonely Planet blog

Responsible travel with Lonely Planet & TOMS – Lonely Planet blog | Tread Light | Scoop.it
Travel advice, information and inspiration from Lonely Planet’s online community.
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Tourism Certification: Greenwash Marketing Exposed

Tourism Certification: Greenwash Marketing Exposed | Tread Light | Scoop.it
New report unveils top 20 real green certifications It certainly pays to look green, but the Tourism & Greenwash Report, by TotemTourism reveals that all that looks green, honest and wholesome in the...
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"Analysis of the various green certification schemes by independent experts has revealed many are worthless as they rely on self-certification in return for a membership fee or have no third-party verification at all."

Click Green: http://bit.ly/1ccA9Ll

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Sustainable growth in an island paradise | Globalization | DW.DE | 20.08.2013

Sustainable growth in an island paradise | Globalization | DW.DE | 20.08.2013 | Tread Light | Scoop.it
With tourism the most important sector of Seychelles' economy, the challenge is balancing economic growth with environmental protection - and making sure not just foreigners benefit from the country's tourism boom.
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The hidden Caribbean: sustainable tourism arrives in the Dominican Republic

The hidden Caribbean: sustainable tourism arrives in the Dominican Republic | Tread Light | Scoop.it
Finding true ecotourism companies isn't easy. While the tourism industry worldwide has latched onto the term 'ecotourism,' in many cases it's more propaganda than reality.
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Alaska Airlines and The Nature Conservancy Partner to Preserve Hawaii's Coral Reefs

Alaska Airlines and The Nature Conservancy Partner to Preserve Hawaii's Coral Reefs | Tread Light | Scoop.it
HONOLULU, Aug. 1, 2013 -   Alaska Airlines and The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii are teaming up to restore near-shore coral reefs, which provide both recreation and sustenance to Hawaii's residents and visitors.
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A Plan to Save Yosemite by Curbing Its Visitors

A Plan to Save Yosemite by Curbing Its Visitors | Tread Light | Scoop.it
A proposal for Yosemite National Park would, among other things, restore more than 200 acres of meadows, reduce traffic congestion and close rental facilities for bicycling.
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USAID, Green Groups Target Climate Change in Guatemala

USAID, Green Groups Target Climate Change in Guatemala | Tread Light | Scoop.it

A $25 million environmental project has been launched in Guatemala aimed at reducing the effects of climate change in the Central American nation. The program, “Clima, Naturaleza y Comunidades en Guatemala” (“Climate, Nature and Communities in Guatemala,” or CNCG), will operate in four regions of the country, with the objective of conserving natural resources and supporting efforts to reduce the consequences of extreme global weather changes.

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Additional context for the $25M Rainforest Alliance-led CNCG REDD+ Project in Guatemala

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Chile Named “Early Adopter” of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations | 3BL Media

Chile Named “Early Adopter” of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations | 3BL Media | Tread Light | Scoop.it

The Chilean destination of Lake Llanquihue, Puerto Varas, and Frutillar has completed the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early Adopters pilot program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations. Chile and Peru are the first South American destinations to participate and complete the GSTC Early Adopters program. Destination Lago Llanquihue is located in Southern Chile, within the “Los Lagos” region in the northern section of the Chilean Patagonia.

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responsibletravel.com: Sounding the Alarm on Orphanage Voluntourism

responsibletravel.com: Sounding the Alarm on Orphanage Voluntourism | Tread Light | Scoop.it
We have been finding the idea of voluntourism trips to orphanages around the world of increasing concern. 10 issues in orphanage volunteering...
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Best Practice Green Hotel | Green Hotelier

Best Practice Green Hotel | Green Hotelier | Tread Light | Scoop.it
Read how a small eco lodge in Wales became one of the most innovative properties in the UK when it comes to sustainability
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Namibia, Africa’s Tourism Success Story

Namibia, Africa’s Tourism Success Story | Tread Light | Scoop.it
The Zambezi River curls by my deck at the Ntwala Island Lodge, dark river beneath a muted orange and red sun, dying to the African day.
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ATTA President Shannon Stowell shares perspectives on Namibia in advance of the 2013 Adventure Travel World Summit taking place October 26-31. 

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Costas Christ: Author Ignores Industry's Sustainability Efforts - Travel Weekly

Costas Christ: Author Ignores Industry's Sustainability Efforts - Travel Weekly | Tread Light | Scoop.it
National Geographic Traveler's Costas Christ on what was overlooked in "Overbooked."
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This piece in response to Elizabeth Becker's recent book, Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel & Tourism

 

http://nyti.ms/19tHMgZ

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YardEdge » Climate Change and the Caribbean – What Do We Need To Know?

YardEdge » Climate Change and the Caribbean – What Do We Need To Know? | Tread Light | Scoop.it
YardEdge is a blog exploring the Edge of Jamaican culture. YardEdge examines and exposes alternative culture, music, art, poetry, literature and happenings in Jamaica and the diaspora.
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