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    This blog was suspended briefly yesterday – the bandwidth limits had been exceeded. This resulted from increasing traffic to the site and has now been remedied by the purchase of significantly more bandwidth. It is good to know that people – people like you – are out there reading this in increasing numbers, . Please follow and like us:

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    New Forest a beacon Responsible Destination

    I have just spent two nights in the New Forest working with Anthony Climpson to develop indicators to be used with the VICE destination responsibility model which he has developed in the New Forest over the last 20 years. I realised while I was there that I last visited the New Forest about 20 years ago and there was hostility to tourists then – we did not feel welcomed. Anthony's work over the last 20 years has contributed to the change which is now very evident and initiatives like the New Forest Breakfast have improved the experience for the visitor, benefited the local economy and contributed to the change in…

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    An Open Letter to Tourism Concern

    Dear Patricia, The reportage in In Focus of the Incredible India  Second International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations was drawn to my attention by colleagues in India. Although the report is written in the past tense it seems likely that this report went to print before the conference took place. This may explain some of the erroneous content. The Kerala Department of Tourism does not promote the state as a leading example of Responsible Tourism, the conference was not promoted on the Kerala Tourism website – although there are links to the minutes of the meetings which are being held at state and local level as Kerala seeks to…

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    Exciting New Integrated Responsible Tourism Policy launched

    Brighton and Hove have refreshed their tourism development strategy using the concept of Responsible Tourism. Allison Keech one of the ICRT's current students has worked with Adam  Bates  to develop this new approach. It is worth downloading a copy of the strategy to get the full flavour and perhaps to use it as a model. The strategy is integrated with Brighton and Hove's broader development strategy and Allison has worked hard to engage all the stakeholders within the Council and from business and the community to realise the Cape Town Declaration aspiration of using tourism to make “better places for people to live in. better places for people to visit.”…

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