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    Taking Responsibility for Aviation

    Taking Responsibility for Aviation In May the Global Humanitarian Forum estimated that climate change accounts for over 300,000 deaths each year, the equivalent of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami every year. Climate change impacts most on the world’s poor in the developed and the developing world. A report commissioned by University College London and the Lancet has concluded that climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century and that the poor will be the first affected. The tourism industry in the UK and around the world provides life enhancing and life changing experiences to billions of people each year and brings economic development to countries and…

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    Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards

    Today was the judging for the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards which will be announced at World Travel Market on World Responsible Tourism Day on November 11th and in the Saturday Telegraph. Chairing the judging is a privilege, coming to a consensus amongst a knowledgeable and responsible group of individuals determined to make the best possible decisions.  There was the usual robust debate about each of the categories. It is an exhaustive process. There were 1,662 nominations for 580 individual organisations for 13 categories. Competition is stiff particularly so this year in the low carbon and technology, marine and poverty reduction categories. Masters and PhD students from the International Centre…

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    TASTE REAL FOOD LAUNCHED

    CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has been one of Britain’s most successful consumer movements rescuing British beer from what seemed, in early 1970’s, like certain oblivion as the onslaught of keg beer hit British pubs. Real beer is still threatened now by the closure of traditional pubs unable to compete against cheap booze in super markets and the social consequences of the smoking restrictions. But is still with us and the diversity is greater than ever. At the Ludlow and Marches Food and Drink Festival, a festival with a strong real ale tradition and a beer trail, a new organisation was launched in September,  Taste Real Food. www.tasterealfood.com Its…

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