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World Summit on Sustainable TourismI have been a proud member of Sustainable Tourism Charter's ST+20 Scientific Committee for more than two years during which I have tried to advance the organization's goals for preserving common heritage, supporting tourism biodiversity, decreasing tourism's effect on climate change, wealth redistribution, and enhancing partnerships and innovation - the last of which specifically related to the development of a Return on Investment (ROI) Model for Sustainable Tourism.

If you are interested in becoming more involved in this growing and important field of tourism, later this year, from November 26-27, a seminal event will take place in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) to mark the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Charter for Sustainable Tourism.

Irene Lane Founder of GreenloonsAs everyone knows, the green travel / eco travel trend is gaining full momentum, particularly among today's socially conscious consumers. However, just as green travel is becoming mainstream, so has the trend for greenwashing or fake claims of sustainability and eco-friendly practices, making it challenging for responsible tourism business owners to make smart, informed decisions.

This is why Greenloons has unveiled its Sustainability Consulting arm offering a variety of data-driven services to tourism business owners including the calculation of return on investment (ROI) for sustainable tourism, psychographic analysis of the American eco-traveler, eco-certification audits, and community development strategies.

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The Writing ProcessI've never considered myself a bona fide writer. In fact, all the way through college and my corporate career, I would have much preferred speaking in front of hundreds of people rather than writing an essay or term paper.

That sentiment changed for me five years ago though, when I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer and suddenly realized that writing was a way to channel my hopes, fears, frustrations, anger, and revelations.

Ironically, while I can recall talking about my dreams and aspirations – and even presenting a life plan - from the time I was 10 years old, I didn't really discover my true passions and innate gifts until I started writing in earnest.

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    caren says #
    Irene, Such fascinating series you're working on, especially "eyes of the child." Interesting learning about your evolution from s
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    Ellen Barone says #
    Hi Irene, I loved learning more about your writing projects, plans and evolving passions. Thanks for sharing. It's fortunate th

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If you are looking for a unique gift idea this season that extols the concepts of sustainability and pay-it-forward sentiments, we have some great suggestions for you. These gifts are quick and easy to organize, meaningful and will be well-received by anyone on your list.

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A few days ago, a recent college graduate, Jessica McGarry, submitted her story on the Community section of this website detailing her educational credentials, passion for the environment and professional experience within tourism and hospitality industries.

By describing her career since graduation, she also offered (perhaps inadvertently) some job counseling advice to readers and other new college graduates. At the end of the article Jess then asked the question that may be on many readers’ minds and which has prompted this Blog post, “I'm wondering if you could suggest how to connect with Ecotourism operators that are looking for my type of profile?”

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  • Akram Karimi
    Akram Karimi says #
    Searching for Ecotourism susta...
    I have experience in ecotourism and since long time a go I was involve with this field I am searching for job on this field specia
  • Mihai Olenici
    Mihai Olenici says #
    Looking for opportunities in t...
    I am native Romanian from Transylvania and currently I live in Berlin, Germany. Since 2006 I worked in the field of ecotourism wit
  • Olatunde
    Olatunde says #
    I studied Ecotourism and Wildlife Management in one of the glorious universities in Nigeria. How can i go about getting ecotourism
  • Walter Medina
    Walter Medina says #
    I have completed my degree as a bioligist and want to make a difference, I want to find work in the eco turisum industry worldcwid

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