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Do what you love

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Do what you love: Conversation with Ron and Caryl Krannich - Sherry
Schwarz/Transitions Abroad
>> http://tinyurl.com/43o6v

- Following their career secret, "Do what you love," the Krannichs have
pursued and best represented their passion for travel with the
development of their innovative travel-shopping guidebook series and
related web sites.
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Hace un mes, el 26 de agosto de 2004, el gobierno federal dio a conocer la pol

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News - Seeking Heaven in the Stubborn Earth

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Seeking Heaven in the Stubborn Earth - Boston Globe
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"This ancient ground has long nurtured natives, enchanted explorers, taunted colonizers, and defined the boundaries of Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil. Still an intersection of remote terrain and the will to live within it, the savanna is the first of four geographic and cultural divides the Globe will journey across this fall, in a series that will circle the planet, to Africa, Asia, and the Arctic."

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Xochimilco

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Xochimilco Gardens - Ron Mader/Transitions Abroad
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TRANSITIONS ABROAD -- The November/December 2004 issue of Transitions Abroad features an updated directory of international ecotourism and responsible travel resources. For a limited time, Planeta readers can take advantage of a special offer -- pay for a 1-year subscription (6 issues) and you get 2 additional free issues. Enter the Promotion Code "PLANETA"
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WTO data - international arrivals

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2004 to close with 70 million more international arrivals
http://www.world-tourism.org/newsroom/Releases/2004/november/arrivals.htm

Data given by World Tourism Organization:

The number of international tourist arrivals is heading for a new all-time record, as growth for the entire year is estimated to reach around 10%.
...
Results are positive for all regions. Asia and the Pacific, hardest hit by the SARS outbreak last year, led growth with an exceptional increase of 37% in the first eight months of the year, while North America (+12%) returned to positive figures after more than three years of losses. The three other subregions of the Americas maintained the positive performance of the past year, and the growth of the region as a whole is also estimated at 12%. The Middle East (+24%) has convincingly overcome the disruption caused by the Iraq conflict and is reckoned to have recorded almost a quarter more international arrivals up to August. The North African destinations of Morocco and Tunisia have driven growth in Africa and lifted the growth rate of the region to an estimated 9%. Tourism growth in Europe was comparatively more modest, but at a rate of 6%, still quite above the usual rate for the region.

More information:
http://www.world-tourism.org/newsroom/Releases/2004/november/arrivals.htm

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ECOCLUB Interview with Vassilis

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ECOCLUB Interview with Vassilis

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Urban Ecotourism

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Urban Ecotourism - Barbara Kastelein/Business Mexico

Urban ecotourism must bring tourism revenue to cities at the same time as it makes

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News - Travelers who strive to do no harm

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Travelers who strive to do no harm - Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1222/p15s02-trgn.html

More tourists today say they want to travel in an ethical fashion. But how many really act in accord with their words?

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Blog - If a tribe fell in the forest

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If a tribe fell in the forest
http://ifatribefellintheforest.blogspirit.com

This piece is derived from five articles published in Ecuador by Miguel Angel Cabodevilla, which have been translated and condensed by Nathan Horowitz.

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New Magazine/Website - Plenty

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ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB -- Announcing a new magazine and website: Plenty
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Last February the venezuelan federation of nature tourism FEDENATUR undertook in Margarita Island the first ever workshop in marine ecotourism in the region. The main guest was Dr Richard Murphy from Ocean futures Society
Pictures of the event could be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/13801523@N00/?saved=1
The event was sponsored by the British Embassy in Caracas and the New Zeland Embassy in Mexico.

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Special Hollywood section in Latino Leaders magazine

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Latino Leaders magazine has just published a special section (written by me) on Latinos in Hollywood.

Latinos in Hollywood - Soll Sussman/Latino Leaders
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"The winds of change are blowing into Hollywood, and they are bringing about new opportunities for minorities. For the first time ever, Latinos are beginning to share a slice of the pie in the entertainment industry and getting the recognition they have long deserved, and behind it all there is a group of leaders working tirelessly to make it happen. Here are some of the most important men and women changing the landscape of tinseltown today."

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Monterrey hip-hop scene, from the Austin American-Statesman

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Jeremy Schwartz in the Austin American-Statesman, June 20, 2005
http://www.statesman.com/news/content/n ... iphop.html

Throughout Mexico, a homegrown rap scene has quietly emerged in the past decade, characterized by a hard-edged, underground spirit that stems in part from the fact that hardly anyone is making any real money from it.

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