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Honduras This Week

Postby planeta » Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:32 am

The July 18th issue of Honduras This Week (HTW) features a profile of the Sustainable Tourism Bank Watch.
>> http://hondurasthisweek.com/travel.htm

In other news, HTW reports that the Group of Eight has decided to relieve Honduras of $1,372 million of external debt owed to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, reducing the total debt to approximately $2,200 million.
>> http://hondurasthisweek.com
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Postby Meganew » Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:46 am

The Private Enterprise and Financial Markets Subdepartment
of The Inter-American Development Bank
is pleased to invite you to a lecture in the Series
TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT

A Review of Competitive, Market-Based Sustainable Tourism Development Options

by Megan Epler Wood
Principal of EplerWood International
Founder and President of The International Ecotourism Society (1990-2002)

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2005
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Place: NW565

This presentation compares and contrasts opportunities for investment in sustainable tourism, including pro-poor tourism; ecotourism; rural and community
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MIF announces grant to Galapagos Provincial Tourism Board

Postby planeta » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:17 am

HEADLINES -- The Multilateral Investment Fund announced the approval today of a $1,863,000 grant to the Galapagos Provincial Tourism Board to help finance a program to improve the capacity of small and medium-sized local enterprises to establish links with tourism development in the Galapagos, which depends on the conservation of its world renown natural environment.
>> http://www.iadb.org/NEWS/Display/PRView ... ge=English

Sustainable Tourism Bank Watch
http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/tour/bankwatch.html

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ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE -- The number of views for the Sustainable Bank Watch Forum is now 20,478, making this topic one of the most popular
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Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Postby planeta » Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:38 pm

08 November 2005

U.S. Federal Agency Aids Development of Ecotourism in Nicaragua
http://tinyurl.com/9mnqp

Political risk insurance from OPIC used for ecotourism resort

A U.S. small business will use political risk insurance from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to develop an ecological tourism resort in Nicaragua, according to an OPIC press release issued November 7.

OPIC, a U.S. federal agency that helps U.S. businesses invest overseas while fostering economic development in new and emerging markets, explained that the ecotourism resort, to be developed by The Corea Group of Rockville, Maryland, will help Nicaragua "take advantage of its enormous [tourism] potential in an environmentally friendly way."
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IDB weighs overhaul of its environmental policy

Postby planeta » Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:12 am

IDB weighs overhaul of its environmental policy - EcoAmericas (subscription)
http://www.ecoamericas.com/english/stor ... toryid=689

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is considering plans to upgrade its environmental standards, incorporate sustainability in the early stages of the lending process, boost civil-society participation in project development and build its expertise in sustainable strategies. Bank managers have finished drafting proposed reforms that
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Panama

Postby planeta » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:49 am

Forwarding media release

Panama Central Canal Area Ecotourism Investment Opportunity

travelpress.biz / On January 18, 2005 the Government of Panama, through the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) which administers protected areas in Panama, issued a public invitation for a services and administration concession in Soberania National Park. Interested parties are being sought to co-invest in the 1) design, construction, and concession operation of a visitors center on a two hectare site; 2) the design, development and operation of two new ecotourism attractions to be proposed by the concessionaire (such as canopy walks and interpretation trails); and 3) the improvement and concessional operation of two existing trails in the Park (Plantation Road and the historic Camino de Cruces). The Government of Panama has reserved $150,000 and the United States Agency for International Development has reserved $400,000 in a contract with the Academy for Educational Development for co investment with the concessionaire in the site development and infrastructure that will be operated by the concessionaire.

Soberania National Park is a 19,700 hectare park that borders the Panama Canal and is only a half hour drive from Panama City. It was the first part of the old U.S. administered Canal Zone that was transferred back to the Government of Panama in 1980. The park is a mature tropical rainforest that has world recognition as an excellent bird watching destination and also has the largest well preserved remnant of the historic Spanish Colonial Camino de Cruces, the primary trans Isthmus crossing used before the completion of the Panama Railroad in 1855 and the Panama Canal in 1914. A recent study on the tourism potential of Soberania National Park conducted by George Washington University in June 2005 is available in PDF format on www.aedpanama.org <http://www.aedpanama.org> .

The two hectare site reserved for the location of the visitor
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MIF supports tourism development in Mexico

Postby planeta » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:57 pm

MIF supports tourism development in Mexico
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E-Conference

Postby planeta » Thu May 25, 2006 12:08 pm

(Kudos to Bill Hinchberger for announcing this elsewhere in the forum)

E-CONFERENCE: "THE ROLE OF DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION IN SUSTAINABLE TOURISM" - 29 MAY - 9 JUNE 2006

Organized by the World Bank Development Communication Division, the USAID Development Communication and Sustainable Tourism Unit, and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

We are pleased to invite you to participate in this E-Conference on "The Role of Development Communication in Sustainable Tourism" that will take place entirely through the Internet and emails between 29 May and 9 June 2006.

Tourism is one of the largest and rapidly expanding world economic sectors and represents an important development opportunity for many countries and communities if properly planned and managed. Development communication has a crucial role in planning and implementing tourism policies and initiatives. Strategic communication methodologies are necessary for facilitating stakeholder participation in the design and implementation of development policies and projects that identify and respond to real needs, develop local ownership and ensure sustainability.

This e-conference will bring together international institutions and donors, development practitioners, tourism professionals, decision-makers, academicians and communication specialists representing various national institutions, NGOs, private sector and media organizations from allover the world to share experiences and lessons learned in applying communication best practices to sustainable tourism development.

The E-Conference will be hosted on the Forum section of the World Bank Development Communication Webpage -- http://www.devcomm.org

To participate, please click on the Sustainable Tourism link and follow the instructions. Registration will start on Friday, May 26. For more information on the five concurrent discussions, please see the concept note on the same webpage.

We encourage you to send us case study documents, links to information and resources, and look forward to your participation. This e-conference will be followed by a related Summer Speaker Series, a specific event at the World Congress for Communication for Development in Rome in October 2006, and publication of the proceedings and collected submissions from these events.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to any other relevant organizations and persons you know of.

- Lucia Grenna and Gianmarco Scuppa, World Bank - Development Communications Division
- Roberta Hilbruner, USAID, Development Communication & Sustainable Tourism
- Eugenio Yunis and Gabor Vereczi, UNWTO, Sustainable Development of Tourism Department
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Tourism Policy Forum

Postby dhawk » Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:55 am

For the results of the Tourism Policy Forum of the UNWTO in 2004, go to
http://www.dantei.org

For a free course, Tourism:Snapshot of an Industry, go to:
http://gwutou.hostcentric.com/tourism/index.php
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TravelMole

Postby planeta » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:34 am

World Bank to develop new Tourism Account - TravelMole
http://www.travelmole.com/stories/11137 ... news_cat=3

The World Bank is to collaborate with tourism development researchers at the UK-based Overseas Development Institute in a study that aims to establish a methodology for measuring the impact of tourism on the poor.
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nfp 2.0

Postby planeta » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:07 am

Recommended reading on nfp 2.0

Mapping your donors with a widget- nfp 2.0
http://www.nfp2.co.uk/2007/01/04/mappin ... h-a-widget

The trends that will drive charities in 2007! - nfp 2.0
http://www.nfp2.co.uk/2007/01/04/the-tr ... es-in-2007
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Upcoming event

Postby planeta » Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:57 am

Exploratory Workshop on Linking Tourism and Conservation: A Finance Initiative for Protected Areas
May 12-13, 2007
In Arendal, Norway
http://www.grida.no/Activities.aspx?m=24&amid=665

UNEP/GRID-Arendal is exploring the possibilities to establish a financial mechanism to secure long-term funding for the management of the world
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World Bank

Postby planeta » Fri May 11, 2007 2:00 pm

Adios, World Bank!
http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2007/0 ... d_bank.php

As the controversy around Iraq War architect Paul Wolfowitz
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Wiki Update

Postby planeta » Mon May 19, 2008 9:23 am

New on the Planeta Wikispace
http://planeta.wikispaces.com

We are synthesizing news about this topic on the Bank Watch page
http://planeta.wikispaces.com/bankwatch
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Funding opportunity for Latin America

Postby planeta » Mon May 25, 2009 3:14 pm

Funding opportunity for Latin America
http://geotourism.changemakers.com/node/18870

A new co-financing opportunity for geotourism and sustainable tourism projects in Latin America and the Caribbean from the MIF Sustainable Tourism Cluster.

Do you or your institution in a Latin American or Caribbean country have an innovative idea for a sustainable tourism project at the local, national or regional level? If so, you may be interested in a co-financing opportunity offered by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) (www.iadb.org/mif - should imbed links in the words
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