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REI Adventures, USA

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REI Adventures – the adventure travel division of the United States’ largest consumer cooperative, Recreational Equipment Incorporated – offers active vacations worldwide in keeping with their mission of environmental stewardship, enhancing the natural world and the communities where they operate, and increasing participation in human-powered outdoor recreation.

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Saunders Hotel Group

Categories: Americas, Community, Infrastructure, Management, North, Operations, People and Places, Residents, Return
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The local family-owned Saunders Hotel Group has been a leader in responsible tourism since the 1980s, when they converted a local police office in Boston, Massachusetts into an historic hotel and worked with local community partners to build affordable housing in the area at the same time. With a mission of “Preserving the Past and Protecting the Future,” they now operate six hotels in the greater Boston area, demonstrating that community benefit from tourism is as important in cities as it is in urban areas.

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When Arviat’s Inuit people received money under a land claim agreement relating to Federal Conservation Areas, they invested it the future. A future sustained by tourism and wholly owned by the community. Located on Nunavut’s Hudson Bay in Canada the Inuit have lived, survived and thrived in this region for over four thousand years. It is still steeped in tradition and it is this heritage and living culture that is at the core of their tourism offer. Following extensive community planning and capacity building, they now offer accommodation, cultural and archaeological tours and nature safaris. The aim is now to replicate it in other parts of Nunavut. Which in Inuit means, aptly, for community tourism of this calibre, “Our Land”.

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In 2009 The Icarus Foundation, led by Dr. Rachel Dodds, conducted a survey of Canada’s municipal Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) to determine their levels of awareness and action with regard to climate change.    This summary outlines the findings of the survey, along with opportunities for the Canadian Tourism Industry to provide guidance on climate change initiatives to DMOs.

by Dr. Rachel Dodds & Gregory J. Kuenzig

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A 2008 study by Kole, L., Krestell, S., Parlagreco, L. and Dodds, R. at Ryerson University aimed to determine the level of awareness Canadian travel agents have regarding climate change, and their willingness to offer carbon offsetting as a mitigation strategy to their clients.

by Greg Kuenzig and Dr. Rachel Dodds

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What is the Role of Canadian Travel Agents in Providing Offsets to Travelers?

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The primary aim of this study is to explore the feasibility of mountain resorts as sustainable year-round tourism destinations. To meet this aim, two studies were conducted. Firstly, an examination of the supply side perspective of mountain resort operations was seen as a useful starting point in determining the desire for and ability to provide year-round offerings at one resort in Victoria, Australia. Secondly, we explored international examples of mature mountain resorts that have evolved from single season resorts to year-round destinations.

by Philippa Thomas and Roslyn Russell

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This study uses the available literature and industry input to develop a set of guiding principles for achieving the sustainable marketing and promotion of visitation to national parks and other protected areas. Industry examples are used to highlight where and how these guiding principles are already being used as examples of good  practice, thereby offering guidance to others.

by Stephen Wearing, David Archer and Sue Beeton

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Sustainable Marketing of Tourism in Protected Areas: Moving Forward

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