Month

July 2011
Mexico Family Vacation
Tourism is the largest industry in the world and as such has the power to greatly benefit communities and elevate people’s standards of living. I had an opportunity to ask Enrique Valdes Garcia, who is the Cultural and Sustainable Tourism Director at Mayaland Resorts, which has been family owned and operated since 1921. Its founder,...
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(Boquete, Panama & San Francisco, USA) – Amidst concerns about climate change, natural disasters, slow economy and rising cost of living, travel experts say that environmentally concerned American, Canadian and European vacationers are looking for ways to save on holiday and vacation lodging while helping to protect Mother Nature. Many are said to use sites...
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Coral Reef main
Recently, I had an opportunity to pose some questions to Kym Cheatham, CEO of Ecotourism Australia, which is a non-profit organization that is Australia’s main ecotourism industry association. Here, she shares some great perspective on the importance of maintaining high ecotourism standards and encouraging triple bottom line sustainability.  Describe the political, social, environmental and/or economic...
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Compared with the euro zone of Western Europe and some of the more summer tourist attractions in the United States, where economies are affecting the price of ecotourism services and price negotiations by consumers are relatively shunned, green travellers will be pleasantly surprised at how far their dollars will go in these nature and wildlife...
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costa rica bird watching
For 2 years now, I have been ever grateful to have discovered Costa Rica though past vacations spanning 15 years. After 30 years in the Medical Practice I retired and moved to Costa Rica and have found the perfect fit in LaFortuna Costa Rica, right at  the base of Areanal Volcano. I am surrounded by...
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  Renowned travel journalist, Peter Greenberg, reports on ecotourism in Jordan.  Jordan is a captivating place to visit.  You can explore the modern city of Amman and climb its ancient Citadel for outstanding views.  Alternatively, you can camp out under a canopy of stars in spectacular Wadi Rum for a truly unforgettable experience.  Forge through untamed desert...
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The latest buzz word eco has unfortunately triggered travel suppliers to saturate the market with hundreds of loosely understood eco holiday-labeled travel products, causing consumer confusion as to what the term ecotourism truly represents. Good intentions aside, while travelers want to make responsible vacation purchasing decisions based on ethical environmental standards for sustainability and conservation...
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croatia vacation
Most travelers mistakenly think that it is more expensive to travel abroad than vacation within the United States. Vacation planners often hear about the relative weakness of the U.S. dollar and automatically calculate that a trip overseas will break their vacation budget. However, this not always the case if you consider that parts of Eastern...
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Sustainable tourism offers an alternative way of life for the communities of the Ecuadorian province of Chimborazo.  Ecotourism allows them to maintain their traditions.   This video is in Spanish with English subtitles.
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Vacation time is upon us all! And, whether you planned your vacation six months ago or six days ago, there is always that last minute distressed feeling of how is this all going to come together? My last vacation planning tips article hopefully provided some helpful insight to selecting a vacation destination that would be...
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