Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan: Ecotourism Guide Training in Nathiagali

Ecotourism guide training, Nathiagali, Pakistan (Photo: Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan)


Ibex Expeditions Awarded National Tourism Award for Most Innovative Tour Operator in India

The National Tourism Awards of the Ministry of Tourism serve to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the Indian travel and tourism industry. Ibex Expeditions was honoured by the President of India in New Delhi, on 29th February 2012 as the 'Most Innovative Tour Operator' of India.


Mid-Nepal Tourism Development Committee Forms Partnerships to Develop Integrated Tourism Master Plan

By Bijaya Pradhan, Dream Nepal Travels & Tours


March 28, 2012 - A half day interaction programme was organised at Daman, Makwanpur district by Mid-Nepal Tourism Development Committee. The Committee was formed in March 2012 by tourism stakeholders from Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Tanahu, Gorkha, Lamjung, Dhading and Makawanpur districts, and promotes public-private partnerships to achieve the following objectives:

Kabani Bamboo Village: Ethical Homestays, Empowered Communities

By Amy McLoughlin


In the beautiful region of Wayanad in Kerala, India, where dense jungle carpets rolling mountains in the Western Ghats, lies a magical hidden gem. The quiet village of Thrikkaipetta in the heart of this breathtaking region is a beacon for community spirit and an inspiration for ethical tourism.


Responsible Tourism Reporting: Tiger Mountain Nepal

By Marcus Cotton, Managing Director, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge

Tourism Community Unite to Help Victims of Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami

Support Needed for Grassroots Emergency Relief Operations in Northeastern Japan, Led by Japan Ecolodge Association and Tourism Networks.


Japan Ecotourism Society (JES): Students Pledge to Learn, Get Out and Explore

*Report by the Japan Ecotourism Society (in Japanese) follows the English text. All photos by Japan Ecotourism Society.

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