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Nohbo, a water soluble ball containing shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, is in the final stages of development and is anticipating a launch to major hotel chains.

Founded by a Florida-based 16-year-old entrepreneur named Benjamin Stern, the Nohbo ball can help the hospitality industry significantly reduce the millions of plastic bottled amenities that fill landfills when not recycled. Steven William Read more.

 

October 15 2015 – The government has pitched the idea of developing the organic village scheme in a move to strengthen local communities and farmers.

The scheme, organised through a partnership with the Organic Agriculture Association of Thailand, will launch in five provinces: Chiang Mai, Surin, Lampang, Phetchabun and Nakhon Pathom. PHUSADEE ARUNMAS Read more.

 

 

October 8 2015 – Designed to promote New York agriculture and add a bit more green space to the airport, the 24,000-square-foot T5 farm is growing produce, herbs and the same blue potatoes used to make the Terra Blues potato chips JetBlue offers year-round as complimentary snacks to passengers during flights. Harriet Baskas Read more.

 

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October 6 2015 – Ly Man May is busy plucking a chicken. In the pot it goes, boiled whole, bones intact. In 20 minutes lunch will be served: rice, vegetables, chicken, and of course, homemade rice wine.

For breakfast, however, May made pancakes to suit the Western palate. Esha Chhabra Read more.

 

October 05 2015 – Do you know the difference between ecotourism, sustainable travel, responsible travel and volunteer vacationing? While there is a lot of overlap with each of these terms, they all have one common theme – that is to improve lives through travel and tourism. Sucheta Rawal Read more.

Indigenous Tourism Businesses in Queensland: Criteria for Success: Towards the Development of a National Diagnostic Tool for Indigenous Tourism Businesses

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Little is known about the factors that contribute to the success and long-term viability of enterprises in Australia’s Indigenous tourism sector.  Given this, it was considered imperative to identify those underpinning factors that are associated with the success of Indigenous tourism enterprises. Utilising seven ‘successful’ case study businesses from Queensland, the research sought to explore the development, operation and management of these enterprises with the objective of identifying the inhibitors and facilitators to business success from the perspectives of both community operated organisations and individual entrepreneurs.

by Michelle Whitford and Lisa Ruhanen

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Indigenous Tourism Businesses in Queensland: Criteria for Success: Towards the Development of a National Diagnostic Tool for Indigenous Tourism Businesses

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This report describes the quantitative research that builds on the results of the first stage of this study described in the report ‘Innovation Capability and Entrepreneurial Orientation Dimensions for Australian Hotels’. The study aimed to identify and understand the capabilities hotels require in order to be able to implement innovation successfully across all aspects of their business.

by Peter Balan and Noel Lindsay

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Innovation Capability and Entrepreneurial Orientation Dimensions for Australian Hotels: An Empirical Study

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Heritage managers are increasingly expected to use tourism as a source of revenue to maintain heritage properties. Many of these individuals and organisations have little or no skills in business/tourism planning or financial management. This report outlines approaches that can assist with the development of heritage tourism across a region including use of a thematic framework to link heritage places, stories and practices together. The report includes a list of currently available resources at the time of publication of this report.

by Tod Jones, Michael Hughes, Vicki Peel, David Wood and Warwick Frost
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This paper examines the effects of mandatory sustainability reporting on several measures of socially responsible management practices. Using data for 58 countries, it shows that after the adoption of mandatory sustainability reporting laws and regulations, the social responsibility of business leaders increases.

by Ioannis Ioannou, London Business School & George Serafeim, Harvard Business School

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The report is based on the analysis of the submissions of winners of 2001 State and Territory tourism awards. Interviews have also been conducted with the selected firms and the Executive Officers of some of the key  industry associations to help verify the findings of the study.

by John Breen, Sue Bergin-Seers, Leo Jago and Jack Carlsen

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