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    How do we define Responsible Travel Philanthropy?

    Recent debates during the on-line discussions on Responsible Tourism held during the week when the Belize Conference was to have taken places, sadly postponed because of the flu pandemic, have revealed some confusion about what constitutes travel philanthropy and how that relates to Responsible Tourism. In the USA the Responsible Tourism Movement is being reduced to philanthropy � but on the contrary charitable giving is a tiny part of what is required for Responsible Tourism. The RT focus is much more on how the business does its business and the way the holidaymaker travels and spends their money. In the UK there has been considerable progress in moving away from…

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    Recession takes action on carbon emissions

    The British Airways strategy of focussing on business and first class travellers, who per seat mile cause most carbon pollution, has back fired. British Airways has this week cut the price of business class flights – by up to 40% – following a fall of 13%  in first and business class traffic in March and an 18% fall in April. Overall passenger numbers are also dropping IATA reports that premium passenger numbers were down 19.2% globally in the year to March 2009, while the drop in economy was 8.2%.  Please follow and like us:

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    Explore recognised in the Sunday Times Best Green Companies Awards

    Last year Explore won the Best Tour Operator category in the Responsible Tourism awards, now they have come 18th in the Sunday Times Best Green Companies Awards and was the top placed tour operator � Marriott came in at 17th About Explore, the Sunday Times awards judges said:“The adventure holidays offered by independent tour company Explore might be out of this world, but the firm makes sure its focus on responsible tourism doesn't cost customers the earth. The company strives to ensure that its impact on the environment is minimal, its workers around the world are treated fairly and local cultures and customs are respected.” It is good to see…

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    ICRT Alumni & the Northern Circuit in Peru

    Miriam Gayoso, one of our alumni, emailed me today with the news that the website for the Northern Circuit in Peru has launched. Peter Nizette and I were funded by the British Ambassador to Peru, John Illman, in the late 1990’s and did the initial scoping for this circuit which has opened for tourism the excellent pre-Colombian archaeological sites of the north along the coast including Tucume and Sipan, Kuelap and Laguna de los Condores. Three of the ICRT alumni have worked on the circuit, realising an ambition long held in the north to establish a circuit which will rival the Machu Picchu circuit in the south ? Machu Picchu…

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    Belize Conference Postponed

    May 5, 2009 ICRT-Belize24 Tangerine Street Belmopan, Cayo DistrictBelize Dear Tourism Partners & Friends, We wrote to you on May 1st expressing concern that the Third International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD-III) might have to be postponed. Today it is clear that with many countries having banned all but essential travel to Mexico and the government of Belize having banned public meetings we have no choice but to postpone the conference to a date later inthe year. No confirmed cases have been detected in Belize to date however regional authorities, the local government and the Belize Ministry of Health are currently engaged in precautionary measures to abate the…

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