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    RESPONSIBLE TOURISM NEWS April 2010

    1. 4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations     Muscat, Oman 10-12 October 2010. The 4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations has four themes 1. Tourism, Livelihoods, Local Economic Development and Human Resources 2. Responsible Tourism in a World of Finite Resources 3. The Responsible Tourist, Tangible and Intangible Heritage 4. Responsible Destinations and Marketing Full details of the conference are on the conference website www.rtd4.omThe programme has been planned to include time for presentations and discussion. Speakers include Adama Bah, Susanne Becken, Amina Al Balushi, Xavier Font, Harold Goodwin, Heidi Keyser, Wael Al Lawati, Nombulelo Mfeka, Dr Venu, Dr Daeid de Villiers. The 10th of October is dedicated to…

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    Register Now for 4th International Conference on RT in Destinations

    4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism  in Destinations Muscat, Oman 10-12 October 2010. The 4th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations has four themes Tourism, Livelihoods, Local Economic Development and Human Resources Responsible Tourism in a World of Finite Resources The Responsible Tourist, Tangible and Intangible Heritage – Responsible Destinations and Marketing   Full details of the conference are on the conference website www.rtd4.om The programme has been planned to include time for presentations and discussion.  Speakers include Adama Bah, Susanne Becken, Amina Al Balushi, Harold Goodwin, Wael Al Lawati, Nombulelo Mfeka, Dr Venu, Dr Daeid de Villiers.   The 10th of October is dedicated to presentation and discussion…

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    Eco-labelling may not be worth it for lobsters either

    Conservation Magazine reports that research into the value of Marine Stewardship Council sustainable fishery certification suggests that it would not be worth the investment for the Maine lobster fishery. Researchers surveyed 305 people in 42 states across the U.S. About one-third of respondents said that price was the factor most likely to affect their lobster purchases, while 27 percent chose freshness and 18 percent chose taste. In contrast, only 1 percent said that environmental damage or overfishing was the biggest consideration. The researchers suggested that instead of pursuing certification the fishery might lure more customers by emphasising the benefits to local fishermen http://journalwatch.conservationmagazine.org/2010/04/19/in-the-red/ Scientific Paper Please follow and like us:

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    What would Responsible Cruising look like?

    It was as a result of RTD3, the International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations in Belize in 2009 and the issue of cruising was placed on the Responsible Tourism  agenda. The Belizean government wanted us to address cruising during the conference and cruising was addressed as one of the four themes.  There were four recommendations.   C. Cruise Tourism Impacts in Belize and the World 1. in negotiating agreements with cruise ship operators governments in Central America and the Caribbean need to negotiate effectively to maximise the local economic development impacts and to increase the benefits which go to local communities through the sale of crafts and employment. More…

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