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Tourism Newsletter now online

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The Autumn issue of EcoTourism Management is now available online. To read more go to http://www.kalahari-online.com/aut06.pdf.
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Carol Patterson
Kalahari Management

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Desert Recreation Sector

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New Publication

A Practical Guide to Managing the Social and Environmental Impacts in the Desert Recreation Sector - UNEP
http://www.uneptie.org/pc/tourism/libra ... 0Guide.htm

REF - More UNEP Tourism Publications
http://www.uneptie.org/pc/tourism/library

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Australia ponders climate future

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Australia ponders climate future - Phil Mercer/BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6204141.stm
The drought in Australia has lasted for more than five years. The worry for some is that this could be the start of a protracted period of low rainfall that could go on for decades.

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Stern Report

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Stern Report
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/Independe ... _index.cfm

30 October 2006

In a long awaited UK report on the global economic impact of climate change, Sir Nicholas Stern (former Chief Economist of the World Bank and now an economic adviser in the UK Government) warns that climate change could cost the world 5-20% of its GDP.

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new york times

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Away From the Tour Group, an MP3 Player as Your Guide - Joe Sharkey/New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/26/business/26road.html

There are a lot of people who like to take short walking tours in a strange city, and who do not relish the idea of doing so in a group, trotting along behind a tour guide with a flag.

Ms. Weiner is the founder of iJourneys (iJourneys.com), which produces narrated walking tours for use with personal MP3 players, including iPods.
She has not done Berlin yet, but her tours now consist of the Left Bank of Paris, Ancient Rome, Old Rome, Florence, Venice, Pompeii, Vienna, Salzburg and Barcelona. Each costs $14.95 to download and includes a map. She has lately been wandering around Jerusalem with a recorder, making notes for her next digital narrative.

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Responsible travel writing in the UK

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My name is Catherine Mack and I recently completed a Masters degree in Responsible Tourism at the University of Greenwich, London. I have combined these studies with travel journalism am now working as a freelance travel writer, specialising in responsible tourism. I am Irish, based in London and speak fluent French, having lived there for three years. My recent article in the UK broadsheet newspaper The Daily Telegraph offered an early opportunity to share some of my thoughts on travelling responsibly, and another article in a London paper called Metro describes a train journey I took from London to Spain to attend a travel conference. I was the only one of three delegates to opt for the train over the plane. Tony Juniper of Friends of the Earth was one of the others, so I felt in good company. The links to my articles in The Daily Telegraph and Metro are:
See the world and help save it :
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/main. ... reen30.xml and

A greener way to travel :
http://www.metro.co.uk/travel/article.h ... _page_id=5

Happy New Year and looking forward to a year of good forums. Catherine Mack

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View Winning Photos from theWildlife Watchers Photo Contest

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The Winter issue of EcoTourism Management is now online at http://www.kalahari-online.com/win07.pdf. You can see the winning photos from our Wildlife Watchers contest. First place went to Keith Sproule with his great photo of Elisa watching Elephants in Sri Lanka. Check it out!
Carol Patterson :D

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Mazatlan Carnaval 2007

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Party time in Mazatlan - John Mitchell / Herald Mexico, February 4, 2007

http://www.mexiconews.com.mx/23281.html

The theme of Carnaval 2007 will be

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EcoTourism News and Wildlife Watching

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Our latest issue of our newsletter EcoTourism Management is now available for viewing at
www.kalahari-online.com/spr07.pdf

Take a few minutes and share your viewpoints on wildlife watching in our online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=102643567852

We want to encourage more responsible wildlife tourism and your opinions will help us influence tourism planners and developers.

Thank you!

Carol Patterson
Kalahari Management Inc.

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Green Tourism

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Leaving a Small Footprint - Jeff Lukovich / The Vancouver Sun / April 7, 2007

"Should we continue exploring the world or stay closer to home in the future?"

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news ... f3b63118ae

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Saving the Amazon Rainforest in Peru

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Saving the Amazon Rainforest in Peru

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Wildlife Tourism Survey results available

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Are wildlife tourists using guiding services? I thought this would be a sure thing given the enhanced experience they can provide, but a recent survey I did showed that guides were the least important factor in selecting a destination for wildlife watchers.

If you

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Tourism Ministry: Ecotourism

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Tourism Ministry: Ecotourism

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Biodiversity and Vines Seminar

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Biodiversity and Vines Seminar - Sasha Lagrange
http://www.wine.co.za/news/news.aspx?NE ... ource=News

[quote]The challenge of translating biodiversity conservation into a profitable economic activity for wine farmers was the inaugural Biodiversity and Vines Seminar

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New York Times

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Study Abroad Is New Focus of Inquiry Into Perks - Diana Jean Schemo/New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/16/educa ... broad.html

[quote]WASHINGTON, Aug. 15

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