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Best Ecotourism Destinations for 2020 by Season

Before destinations became wonderful places to visit, they were home to people who founded livelihoods, shaped cultural traditions, and appreciated the surrounding topography for occasional outdoor play. For 2020, it’s these attributes that can create...
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Fair Trade Tourism – First Certified Volunteer Program in the World

Does this sound familiar?  You are a person with sought-after technical, teaching, and/or artistic skills that would love to combine your passion for travel with your pay-it-forward attitude.  You have the drive but are unsure...
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Touches of Home at Africa’s Greenest Hotel: How Sustainability Works for Travelers and Hotel Verde

“We didn’t even know this was possible!” the retired couple from England explained. They were vacationing in South Africa and due to a family issue had to quickly catch a flight from Cape Town back home....
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Why African Jazz Safari Must Be On Your Bucket List

What is it that comes to mind when you find out that you are going on an African Jazz Safari in Cape Town? Sweet lyricism and melodies? Cultural viewing? Sharing a love of different Jazz...
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Ecotourism Certification Standards: South Africa’s Fair Trade Tourism (FTT)

The Ecotourism Certification Standards series continues with South Africa’s Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) program. South African tourism is synonymous with nature and wildlife safaris, cradle of humankind exploration, hiking and water adventure, and most recently...
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