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October 26 2015 – It’s a chilly evening in late March and I’m standing inside the traditional wooden longhouse at the Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations in Wendake, Que., a cup of tart rhubarb cordial in my hand. Despite the cold it’s cozy in the dim space and the longhouse sleeping platforms look inviting, but I’m not here to stay tonight. Kat Tancock Read more.

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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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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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This document describes how the Ministry of Natural Resources works to contribute to the Ontario Government’s commitment to reduce the rate of global warming and the impacts associated with climate change. The framework contains strategies and sub-strategies organized according to the need to understand climate change, mitigate the impacts of rapid climate change, and help Ontarians adapt to climate change.

by Climate Change Research Report CCRR-08

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