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    You can't fool all of the people all of the time

    Costs outweigh the benefits of hosting major international sporting events Following the FIFA World Cup in South Africa there were strikes by public sector workers demanding improvements in their wages and now in Brazil there are major street protests against the government. Hundreds of thousands of protesters are on the streets of Brazil angry at corruption and high spending on next year’s World Cup. Governments continue to be convinced that there is a public policy case for hosting these big parties of international sport where the main economic beneficences are the sporting bodies themselves – FIFA and the International Olympic Committee. Workers in Brazil and South Africa have realised that…

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    Water: an issue for the tourism industry?

    2013 is the United Nation’s International Year of Water Cooperation, water is a basic human need, we cannot survive for long without it and polluted water is a major cause of infant mortality. Water is essential to maintaining our environment, achieving socio-economic development and reducing poverty. We raised the issue of water and tourism at WTM back in 2007 when we published No Water No Future – Tourism Drinking Destinations Dry This year we are returning to the issue. On the afternoon of World Responsible Tourism Day we are debating whether the industry is doing enough to tackle the issue. There are parts of the world where water is not in short…

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    Aviation emissions not reducing fast enough

    Just last week Thomson Airways took delivery of the first of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners at Manchester Airport, the first of eight which it has ordered. This is the first 787 to be delivered to a UK airline. Its arrival was delayed by the problems Boeing has with batteries overheating, however they have now been redesigned and refitted across the fleet. Thomson’s first commercial long-haul Dreamliner flights will operate on July 8th, carrying 291 passengers, from Manchester to Florida and from Glasgow to Cancun. The 787 Dreamliner will offer greater comfort for passengers; Thomson says that its passengers will experience unparalleled levels of comfort with the 787′s improved lighting,…

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