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    Balla Musa Krubally

    Mr. Balla Musa Krubally was the International Relation’s Officer at the Gambia Tourism Authority as well as the Responsible Tourism Partnership (RTP) Coordinator until Monday 2nd June 2008 when he tragically died in a car crash while on duty travelling to the Roots Festival Carnival. Balla Musa Krubally was a valued member of staff at the Gambian Tourism Authority, He was an advocate for Responsible Tourism within the Gambian Tourism Authority and a good friend of ASSET and the ICRT – West Africa. When he died he was working on a new training programme for the Official Tourist Guides (the OTGs) which would have enabled them to specialise and develop…

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    Marie-Sylvestre B�langer working near the arctic cirle

    ICRT alumni Marie-Sylvestre B�langer is now based in Churchill Manitoba at the 58th parallel, just short of the Arctic circle. Marie is based at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre which  supports scientific research in the region for MSc and PhD students. In order to subsidies the research, the centre also welcomes groups for Learning Vacations, and Marie is creating and managing the Learning  Vacations.  She is already pushing for some more involvement of the locals in our activities, especially from the Inuit, Dene and Cree communities and beginning to develop a Responsible Tourism policy for the Centre.   Marie's dissertation was on native American tourism in the Arctic – another…

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    Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2008

    Nominations for the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards 2008 closed on Monday 16 June. Nominations were up on last year with 1900 nominations received. Evidence that interest in Responsible Tourism is growing, and make the job of the judges more challenging. Katie Frewing of Responsible Travel adds “We have seen some great nominations come in ? some old faces but some brand new ones too! – with a good spread across the 13 categories. The nominations are now with the team from Harold Goodwin’s International Centre for Responsible Tourism.  They are going through them, checking responsible tourism policies and doing background research to decide who should make the long list…

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    Developments in Belize

    A Toledo Council for Responsible Tourism held its inaugural meeting on June 18th. The organiastion has been founded to promote sustainable tourism in southern  Belize . A one day retreat has been planned for  the 21 stakeholder organizations ro determine their priorities. Please follow and like us:

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    UNWTO Secretary General draws attention to the importance of Responsible Tourism

    The Secretary-General of the UNWTO, Francesco Frangialli, has confirmed that he is to step down at the beginning of  2009, and asserted that the adoption of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism which had been recognized by the UN General Assembly as the basis for responsible tourism. Read the story at http://www.unwto.org/media/news/en/press_det.php?id=2381&idioma=E Please follow and like us:

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    Congratulations to Hilary Bradt

    Pioneering publisher and traveller Hilary Bradt has been included in this year’s Birthday Honours List published by Buckingham Palace on 14th June 2008 ?for services to the tourist industry and to charity?. The honour acknowledges Hilary’s achievements in opening up new destinations and encouraging ?responsible tourism?, even before the phrase was coined. Read more at http://www.easier.com/view/Travel/Travel_Guides/article-185684.html Please follow and like us:

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    An Evening with Simon Greenbury

    The first Evening with  ….. ICRT event took place at the Vintry in the City of London last night. More than a score of alumni and associates, gathered for drinks and then we withdrew to the cellar bar for Simon’s informal chat about communicating Responsible Tourism. Simon has set the tone for future events in this series – glass in hand he shared with us his views about the worthiness of the idea of Responsible Tourism arguing that we should look forward to a time when we could just talk about tourism because it would all be responsible.   This provoked a lively discussion which continued in the bar afterwards.…

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