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Lane Cove River Tourist Park aims to operate an ethical and profitable business that is sustainable, without destroying or depleting natural resources and the natural environment, polluting the environment or taking from the local community and indigenous culture.

by EarthCheck Pty Ltd

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Dart River Jet Safaris operates in one of New Zealand’s most picturesque mountainous wilderness areas, on the outskirts of Queenstown. While jet boating requires the use of fossil fuels in order to power the boats, this Maori owned and operated company leverages advancements in fuel injection technologies, and driver training.

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Centro Banamex (Banamex), which is Mexico City’s premier entertainment and exhibition centres, has established itself as one of Mexico’s most environmentally sustainable enterprises and as such, it actively encourages partners, suppliers, clients and visitors to participate in eco-friendly, socially responsible practices.

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Alila Villas Soori is a beachfront five-star resort located along the southwest coast of Bali, within the Tabanan Regency, one of the island’s most fertile and picturesque regions. One of the primary goals of the owner and developer was to ensure that the resort was planned, designed and constructed in an ecologically sensitive manner.

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This benchmarking report shines the spotlight on Mexico’s Bahías de Huatulco, which is the first sustainable community in the Americas, and the third worldwide to be recognised by EarthCheck.

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By Willem Niemeijer, Founder and CEO, Khiri Travel

Disclaimer: The views, opinions and positions expressed by the author(s) and those providing comments on these blogs are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) or any employee thereof. We make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability or validity of any information presented by individual authors and/or commenters on our blogs and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries or damages arising from its display or use.

 

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Willem Niemeijer, Founder & CEO, Khiri Travel

In a recent interview with PATA Conversations, Shannon Stowell, President of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, said: “Our hope is that destinations will focus on low-impact and high-quality travel…” Quite.

At Khiri Travel we cater to companies that want their guests to have authentic encounters and meaningful experiences that delight and broaden cultural and environmental horizons. These companies often identify themselves as adventure travel operators. They are not catering to outdoor sports people, but to those who see adventure as venturing off the beaten track and finding out what is really going on. Sometimes ‘off the beaten track’ can be one street down from the main tourist attractions.

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Travelers can do simple things to help make tourism more sustainable and less destructive – like planning ahead and learning about the place they’re going to.

Visit popular sites like Machu Pichu in the shoulder season or off season. Let places have time to breathe. Better yet, dump the bucket-list of “must-do” world attractions and find different locations altogether. Pegi Vail. Read more.

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In 1998, the need to develop guidelines for tourism where heritage places are involved was identified. This followed recognition that there needed to be a stronger bridge between tourism industry codes of practice and heritage conservation principles.

by Australian Heritage Commission and Sustainable Tourism CRC

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Underlying this pilot study is the recognition that the economic, social and environmental outcomes of regional tourism development are largely determined by important conditions, such as interrelationships and resources, within any region. This report presents the findings of a capacity for innovative regional tourism  development pilot case study conducted in the northern New South Wales community of Woodburn.

by Damien Jacobsen, Dean Carson, Jim Macbeth and Simon Rose

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This Resource Kit is designed to provide information and tools to assist  those working in the tourism industry, or seeking to develop tourism, to  successfully promote the economic, socio-cultural and environmental benefits  of tourism. Available on CD-ROM only.

by Ingrid Rosemann, Gary Prosser, Stephanie Hunt, Kate Benecke

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