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The Intrepid Foundation- Travelers Making a Difference

The Intrepid Foundation

'Trade before aid' has become a common catch-cry in contemporary approaches to sustainable development. Bring business opportunities to a community and you'll help support the local economies, support employment and empower local people to improve their standard of living on their terms. This has been the approach of Intrepid Travel, as the company has grown the adventure tour operating business to more than 100 countries on 7 continents, and employing more than 2000 people.

 

 

Best Practices: Borneo Ecotours and Bonco Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO)

A Community Project in Sabah, North of Borneo

 

Kudat sits on the northern tip of Borneo. It is a very beautiful place 

– with white sandy beaches and miles of coconut trees that line 

Best Practices: Natural Habitat Adventures

 

 

The Importance of Sustainability in the Travel Industry

Where Macaws Fly - The Story of the Buraco das Araras in Bonito, Brazil

The Buraco das Araras (Sinkhole of the Macaws) was once a cave. The roof collapsed and a big hole of 124 metres deep and 160 in diameter was formed. The cliffs proved ideal nesting grounds for Red-and-Green Macaws (Ara chloropterus) and other birds.

 

Braztoa Sustainability Awards 2013 reveal a great diversity of sustainable tourism initiatives in Brazil

Roteiros de Charme, an association of independent boutique hotels which adhere to an environmental code since 1992, was the overall winner of the II Braztoa Sustainability Award on Novermber 12th 2013. But an international jury of 14 tourism specialists was impressed by the the great diversity of the 48 initiatives presented in 5 different categories : Hotels, Institutional Partners, Trade Partners (non-Braztoa members), Travel Agencies and Braztoa Members.

Braztoa Sustainability Awards 2013 reveal a great diversity of sustainable tourism initiatives in Brazil

Roteiros de Charme, an association of independent boutique hotels which adhere to an environmental code since 1992, was the overall winner of the II Braztoa Sustainability Award on Novermber 12th 2013. But an international jury of 14 tourism specialists was impressed by the the great diversity of the 48 initiatives presented in 5 different categories : Hotels, Institutional Partners, Trade Partners (non-Braztoa members), Travel Agencies and Braztoa Members.

Best Practices: Campi ya Kanzi

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EcoTrophea 2013 Award for Environmental and Social Sustainability in Tourism

The German Travel Association (DRV) is accepting nominations for the EcoTrophea 2013 Award for international projects that effectively address environmental and social sustainability.

Apply Now - TO DO! 2013 International Contest for Socially Responsible Tourism Projects

The 19th annual TO DO! Contest for Socially Responsible Tourism Project is announced worldwide by Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V. (Institute for Tourism and Development).

Tourism: New Book from CABI/Sylus Publishing, TIES Member Discounts Available

Tourism: New Book by CABI/Stylus Publishing

"Tourism" is the latest introductory textbook for Tourism studies, and is edited by Peter Robinson, Michael Lück, and Stephen L. J. Smith.

 

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