Member News and Projects

Member News and Projects

Ecotourism Leaders Naturalist Journeys and Panama's Canopy Tower and Lodge Team Up to Offer a New Biodiversity Workshop

Two leaders in ecotourism, the U.S-based Naturalist Journeys and Panama’s Canopy Lodge and Tower, team up this summer to offer a Green Season Biodiversity Workshop, designed for a small group of 10 participants, July 18-27, 2012.


O2 Planning and Design Receives the NARRP National Recreation Leadership Award

The National Association of Recreation Resource Planners (NARRP) annual awards recognize outstanding accomplishments by individuals, agencies, and organizations in the field of recreation resource planning and management. The NARRP Board of Directors presented seven awards in three categories at their annual conference that was held April 16-20, 2012 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Top Purveyor of Small Ship Cruises Enters Mediterranean

Beginning Summer 2012 AdventureSmith Explorations Launches Mediterranean Small Ship Cruising Accessing Intimate Anchorages; Through April Two-for-One Cruise Promotion Applies To Select Itineraries.


Inkaterra Receives the 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Conservation Award

Inkaterra is a Peruvian eco-luxury hotel organization that celebrates 37 years of experience in sustainable tourism initiatives. The hotel boasts long term conservation stewardship of 38,000 acres of rainforest in the Amazon basin and 25 acres of cloud forest within the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary.

Training Guides in Guyana S.A. - Lesson Learned

The group of guides (and instructor Chuck Lennox- lower right) that received training at Kaieteur National Park, Guyana.


By Chuck Lennox, Principal/Consultant, Cascade Interpretive Consulting LLC

Arviat Community Ecotourism Initiative: Creating a Local Tourism Economy and Pride in Culture in a Remote Inuit Community

Qaggiqtiit Cultural Performance Group


By Mike Robbins, Partner, the Tourism Company and Project Manager for the Arviat Community Ecotourism initiative


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.


Hawaii Island Retreat Eco-Boutique Hotel Featured on Green Lodging News

Hawaii Island Retreat's eco-boutique hotel and spa is a place of intentional peacefulness, set among towering evergreens and ocean breezes along Hawaii Island's North Kohala coast. Here, you can relax and unwind on 50 acres of gardens, wild groves, and ancient valley trails.


Global Responsible Transport Service, Green Path Transfers, Now in Business in over 300 Destinations

The world's largest global ground-transfer service focused on eco-friendly operators and greening the market, Green Path Transfers today announced that it has expanded its presence to over 300 cities and destinations worldwide.


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:

Rios Tropicales Welcomes ICANN 43 Delegates on an Inspiring Rainforest Adventure


By Annalisa Roger


As ICANN 43 begins, a world of excitement awaits. Traveling from around the globe, 1700 people are uniting to collaborate and discuss the future of the Internet in San Jose.


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