Member News and Projects

Member News and Projects

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.

 

 

Award Winning BBC Documentary Maker Simon Reeve at the University of Derby, Buxton

Award winning BBC documentary maker helps launch new ecotourism degree

On Friday 19th July, the University of Derby Buxton will host the award winning BBC documentary maker Simon Reeve to help launch their new ecotourism degree. The University of Derby Buxton has recently a B.Sc. Ecotourism, which is the only degree of its type in the U.K.

 

IES Global MD Joanne Wong Wins Award for Entrepreneurship in Education

 

Joanne Wong, Managing Director of IES Global has won the award in the Masterclass sector as Socially Responsible Entrepreneur at the Junior Chamber International Socially Responsible Company Awards 2013. The award in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia honored Joanne Wong in Education and Cultural Exchange.

Tropic Journeys in Nature Opens Window on Huaorani Indigenous People Threatened by Oil Interests in Amazon Rainforest

Proposed New Development Puts Ecuadorian Indigenous Tribe at Risk of Extinction

What's the experience of an indigenous people whose thousands-year-old culture is threatened by oil interests?

 

A Different Approach: The Good Living Tourist Model


The mystical Lake Titicaca, from the Sun Island - Bolivia and Peru (Photo by Sumak Travel)

 

By Felipe Zalamea

 

Ecowildlife Travel: New Responsible Bird Watching Offers

Birdwatching is a growing niche gaining more and more fans - birders, conservationists and photographers alike - around the world, and is a great way for conservation-minded responsible travelers to experience natural destinations in a way that reflects their respect for wildlife and natural habitats.

 

Socially Responsible Trekking: Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventures' Community Initiatives

Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventure, a locally owned and managed trekking company, offers trekking tours, vehicle hiring, flight and hotel booking services, special interest tours and volunteer travel programs.

 

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