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By Hum Bahadur Gurung, Griffith University   The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a breathtakingly beautiful country, and its people have been peacefully united for over 240 years. The country, however, has been facing immense challenges in recent years, as Maoist insurgencies have escalated throughout the country, and the King has seized power and reestablished the monarchy.   International tourist arrivals have decreased in recent years in response to the media reports on political instability in Nepal. While over 490,000 tourists visited the country in 1999, the figure...
The First National Conference in Ecotourism To Be Held in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA   WASHINGTON, DC, August 29, 2005 - With nature and adventure travel today representing two of the fastest growing sectors of the US tourism industry, top ecotourism leaders from across the United States will gather in Bar Harbor, Maine, on September 14-16, to discuss how to make tourism a positive force for protecting our nation’s cultural and natural heritage.   The first-ever National Conference on Ecotourism in the US will feature more than 85 speakers, including a keynote...
  By Louise Twining-Ward   The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is an inter-governmental body for the tourism sector in the South Pacific. It provides support and technical assistance to Pacific governments to develop and market the tourism sector, and regular Market Intelligence Reports for private sector members. Current full government member countries include the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Kiribati, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. In addition to thirteen member countries, SPTO also...
Indian Ocean Tsunami Affects Many Tourism Destinations in Southeast Asia, Ecotourism Community Unites to Support Recovery   WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2005 – The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) sends deepest condolences to its many members in the areas devastated by the Indonesian earthquake and Indian Ocean tsunami. TIES, the oldest and largest organization dedicated to socially and environmentally responsible travel joins calls for the international community to generously and swiftly respond with financial and material assistance, while urging that tourism continue...
  As cruise ships increase in size, passengers, and ports, there is "a growing debate about the impacts—environmental, social and economic—on the oceans, coral reefs, beaches, and coastal communities," writes Martha Honey, Executive Director of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), in the latest issue of EcoCurrents. Noting that "the allure of cruise tourism can be great," Honey writes, "The question is: Can cruise line tourism bring sustainable development to poor coastal and island communities?"   Majahual, a tiny Mexican...
The International Ecotourism Society's Celebration of Ecotourism Gala Features Eco-Holiday Experiences from around the World   WASHINGTON DC, May 4, 2004 – The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), together with the Costa Rican Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS), is hosting a cocktail party, dinner, and auction of holiday trips to outstanding ecotourism destinations around the world. The silent and live auction features dozens of vacation packages, each for two persons, offered by tour operators, lodges, hotels, and safari camps committed to sound...

 

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