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Travel to off-the-beaten paths in Bulgaria by Administrator on 2021-01-04
Traveling in Bulgaria is quite diverse and still very few people know the opportunities for ecotourism. Let’s face the truth, before the pandemic Bulgaria was a mass tourism destination with 2 distinct seasons – summer and winter. That’s how it was regarded to in the eyes of the international visitors partly related also the the advertising in this light.
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A sustainable detox in the ‘High & Low Tatras’ of Slovakia by Administrator on 2021-01-21
We live in a very complex world, where we always need to contactable, switched-on digitally, while carrying burdens of striving achievement and perceived success. Do these sound familiar and a reflection on today’s society. Hiking, biking and wellness is becoming an ever more important way to offset all this and vacationers are looking for new sustainable, eco-sensitive and natural ways to detox.
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Ecotourism in the Holy Land-Palestine by Administrator on 2021-01-21
The Holy Land (Palestine & Israel) offer way more than its historical and religious sites! This region is rich with great culinary experience, nature, community and culture. During the last decade, ecotourism has been growing significantly, tourists visiting the country start inquiring and touring the some of our Ecotourism sites in general.
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Meet the experts: Vladimíra Gašparová – CEO & Director of Tatry Travelia, Slovakia by Administrator on 2021-04-27
Vladimíra Gašparová is the CEO & Director of Tatry Travelia, a well-established tour operator in the Tatras Mountain Region of Slovakia. The ethos of the company is to provide wonderful holidays for travellers looking for adventures in nature, but above all those seeking to reduce their impact on the environment, travel responsibly and make incredible memories with loved ones.
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Fate of Tourism #Visit Nigeria by Administrator on 2021-01-24
Azumini is an ancient junction community of Ndoki, located on the south-south eastern corner of Abia state, about 15 miles south of Aba, a major trading center. And also bounded to the North by a village known as Akanu, on the west by the village of Umuogo which is across the Azumini blue river and on the South and East by the Annangs.
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Hostels help promote sustainability, so let’s help them survive! by The IT Boss on 2021-02-16
Most travellers will have stayed in a ‘Hostel’ at some point in their life, many taking with them memories that will last a life time. The pandemic has hit every part of our daily lives, but travel in all its forms has been hit specifically hard, with ‘Hostels’ fighting their own very personal battle. The thing is this style of accommodation plays “a vital role in promoting wellbeing by providing sustainable holidays for all” states Sam Dalley, Editor of the Independent Hostel Guide in the UK.
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Regeneration and Sustainability the core messages of AdventureELEVATE Virtual Europe by The IT Guy on 2021-04-27
On March 24th & 25th 2021, I attended an important travel industry conference developed by ‘The Adventure Travel Trade Association’ (ATTA) called ‘AdventureELEVATE Virtual Europe’; this powerful two-day conference brought together key players from the Adventure travel community, both in Europe and further afield. It was billed as being ‘focused on moving the industry forward with a regenerative eye in order to build healthy and future-proof tourism’.
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Sustainable Tourism Literature Review by The IT Guy on 2021-01-21
Sustainable tourism is an approach that brings together practices that ensure the protection and development of their attractiveness while using environmental, cultural and natural resources subject to tourism. The sector practitioners and the academic community should take the lead in defining and disseminating the applications that constitute the content of this approach.
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Role of Local Governments in Ecotourism by The IT Guy on 2020-12-03
Mass tourism, which has increased its presence menacingly with the increase of the population, the improvement of transportation opportunities, globalization, has caused serious damage to the environment and society. Ecotourism in the face of this uncontrollable serious damage; the environment has been seen as an important tool in terms of conservation and sustainability of natural resources.
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Strengthening Sustainable Ecotourism in Rwanda by The IT Guy on 2021-07-06
Rwanda –known as the land of a thousand hills, is one of the greenest places in the continent of Africa both literally and figuratively, with the plastic bag bans and intensive flora and fauna conservation and the rise to sustainable lodging, this country is changing the face of ecotourism in the continent of Africa in such a big way.
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Discovering Sabah in Malaysian Borneo with PATA by The IT Guy on 2021-07-06
Staying ahead of the curve in Sabah learning about authenticity and sustainability in travel, Declan Hughes of FlyCruiseStay reports for ITTN on PATA’s Adventure Travel Conference and Mart, ATCM2020. Kota Kinabalu, truth be told, took me quite a while to pronounce – apparently, it has to be pronounced at speed. It is located in Sabah, in the northern part of Malaysian Borneo, two hours 20 minutes flying east from Kuala Lumpur.
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The Palm Grove of Elche, an example of sustainability by The IT Guy on 2021-07-06
South of Europe, 18 ºC average annual temperature, 300 days of sunshine per year, a Mediterranean oasis in Spain. Elche is a millennial city, the only one in Spain with three sites listed in the different categories of UNESCO’s World Heritage lists. Its beaches, natural spaces, culture, gastronomy and a wide range of leisure activities make it a unique destination in the Mediterranean.
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Kazakhstan: Following the Path of the Great Silk Road in the Land of Wonder by The IT Guy on 2021-07-06
Declan Hughes, Fly Cruise Stay, reports from Kazakhstan and the PATA Travel Mart in Astana – where he met Declan O’Connell, Lee Travel. The journey to Astana began at Dublin Airport with a quick 1h30m flight to Frankfurt on Lufthansa’s newest bird – the Airbus A321neo, one of the quietest single-aisle jet aircraft I have ever had the pleasure of flying in. A pleasant stopover in Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounge, courtesy of my annual Dragon pass, meant that I could catch up with some work on my tr
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Letting Nature Nurture in Rishikesh by The IT Guy on 2021-07-06
“The planet earth is an island in space. If we pollute an island here on earth, we can always move to a cleaner island, whereas should we pollute planet earth, we cannot just move to another planet.” That was the haunting statement made at the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference held between 13th – 15th February in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India, reports Declan Hughes. The conference had the theme ‘Letting Nature Nurture – Rejuvenating My Soul Through Travel’, and the quote a
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Ecotourism in Uzbekistan by The IT Guy on 2021-07-12
Uzbekistan is not only famous for the architectural monuments included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List, not only for the ancient cities, but also rich in mysterious beauty of nature: amazing flora and fauna, picturesque mountains, caves, deserts and crystal-clear lakes, rivers and waterfalls.