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2009-12-01 07:50:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tourism has undergone a dramatic shift in recent years and many in the industry believe the change is permanent. In the past, American tourists sought familiarity in even the most exotic destinations. Today, the more sophisticated consumer seeks experiences as unique as their destinations. This industry-wide travel trend, called "geotourism," attracts modern vacationers who are now looking to immerse themselves in the authentic culture of a place. Jonathan...

2009-11-24 10:44:00

ANGELS CAMP, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Rivers Fiji, an O.A.R.S. (Outdoor Adventure River Specialists) affiliate organization, has been highly commended in the "Preservation of Cultural Heritage" category at this year's Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards. Rivers Fiji, a whitewater rafting and multi-sport outfitter committed to sustainable tourism practices in the Fiji Islands, was selected as one of the top 35 companies out of more than 2000 nominations worldwide. The Virgin...

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2009-09-30 11:15:19

University of Miami researcher Kathleen Sullivan-Sealey helps create the first sustainable tourist project in the Bahamas It is well known that people from all over the world come to the Bahamas to enjoy the pristine waters, spectacular coral reefs and great fishing. Tourism produces approximately 55 % of the gross domestic product and employs up to 60% of the total workforce in the Bahamas. However, building of hotels and facilities that make it possible for visitors to come and enjoy the...

2009-08-17 08:00:00

MURRIETA, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Globe International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GGII), the worldwide owner of the Green Globe brand, today announced that Green Globe Certification, the premier worldwide sustainability certification for tourism businesses, has signed a major editorial and promotion agreement with ISLANDS Magazine, a Bonnier Corporation publication. The agreement will directly benefit Green Globe Certified properties and tourism attractions located in...

2009-05-26 10:17:00

MURRIETA, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Globe International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GGLB), the worldwide owner of the Green Globe brand, has entered into an agreement with Responsible Business Alliance, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) advisory partnership, for specified markets in Central America and the Caribbean. Under terms of the agreement, Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) will act as a preferred representative of the Green Globe brand and its associated...

2009-05-19 08:42:00

MURRIETA, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Globe International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GGLBE), the worldwide owner of the Green Globe brand, today announced the signing of a partnership with The Heritage Environmental Management Company, South Africa, the country's leading environmental management company for the travel and tourism industry. Heritage is the only company in South Africa delivering focused and region-specific environmental management programs providing a...

2009-05-18 07:55:00

Award Recognizes Efforts to Lead the Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Region in Sustainable Tourism and Social Practices PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Travel & Tourism Council today announced that Grupo PUNTACANA, the parent company of the PUNTACANA Resort & Club, located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, has been selected as the winner of the esteemed 2009 Tourism for Tomorrow Award in the Destination Stewardship category. The honor was granted due...

2009-05-06 09:00:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Tourism Cares, the non-profit group dedicated to promoting responsible and sustainable tourism, proudly announces a long term partnership with GTA North America, a subsidiary of GTA which is one of the world's largest travel wholesalers. Tourism Cares and GTA North America will form a Global Strategic Alliance, and GTA North America has agreed to promote the work of Tourism Cares around the world. GTA North America shares Tourism Cares' mission to preserve...

2009-03-13 08:00:00

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate Earth Day and create awareness for sustainable travel to the Caribbean, the award-winning Elite Island Resorts -- the second-largest independently owned, green certified Caribbean hospitality group -- announces it will make a donation each time a body or facial spa treatment is purchased at select resorts during April 2009. When guests purchase a relaxing treatment at Galley Bay Resort & Spa, The Verandah Resort & Spa and...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By Zeppel, Heather ABSTRACT: Marine wildlife tours can provide a range of education and conservation benefits for visitors, including emotional (i.e., affective) responses and learning (i.e., cognition). Interpretive programs cover the biology, ecology, and behavior of marine species; best practice guidelines; and human threats to marine areas. The author reviews the education and conservation benefits of 18 marine wildlife experiences with dolphins, whales, and marine turtles by using (a)...


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