• Tourism for Tomorrow awards finalists announced

      World’s leading sustainable tourism initiatives are announced by WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the 18 finalists for its 2014 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The Awards are one of the highest accolades in the global Travel & Tourism industry, recognising sustainable tourism best practices in businesses […]

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  • Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2014 opens for entries

    The World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are now open for entries. There are six categories this year: business, community, destination, environment, innovation and people. The rigorous judging process involves 22 independent judges from around the world and on-site evaluations for all finalists. Entry is free and the closing date is 2 […]

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  • New novel opens the door to Southeast Asian Culture

      Other than human acquaintance, there’s hardly a more suitable or reliable traveling companion in a strange country than a book, especially a good guide about the country you’re visiting, written from the experience of previous travellers. But every once in a while, there comes along a book, not in the form of a guidebook […]

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  • Men & Dolphin of the Mekong River: a common river for a common future

    VDO on measures taken to save the Mekong Dolphins, now a seriously endangered specie, with less than 100 remaining and, on their impacts on people livelihood. To watch the VDO click here  

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  • Tourism benefits Viet Nam’s rural poor

    Inland hilltribe villagers in Quang Nam province have increased their earnings by developing products such as traditional weavings, spices, tea gift baskets and home stay services for tourists, with the help of an ILO project and funding from the Luxembourg Government. WritesTran Quynh Hoa, ILO Office in Viet Nam; Read more

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  • Can ecotourism offer funding solutions for Vietnam’s national parks?

    A very interesting article by BY MAYA THATCHER about tourism impacts in national parks based on research made in Cat Tien National PArk. JEJU, South Korea (24 September, 2012)_Maintaining fragile ecosystems while addressing the development needs of a growing population are often seen as conflicting goals, but booming tourism in one of Vietnam’s national parks could […]

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