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8 Ways To Vacation Right And Recharge Your Health

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Recharge Your Health

2 August 2015 – By 6 a.m., Sam Clarke is usually already on a call with an Asian tech company halfway around the world. By the afternoon, she switches to calls in the U.S. And until she goes to bed, she keeps an eye on her email. On a bad week, Clarke, a sales manager for a software startup in San Francisco, clocks in about 55 hours. Corinne Ruff. Read more.

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Responsible Tourism: How to Preserve the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg

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Shoppers at Seattle's' Pikes Place Market

Shoppers at Seattle’s’ Pikes Place Market

15 June 2015 – Where did you go on your last vacation? Was it rewarding and satisfying? Would you recommend it to a friend? Did the destination meet your expectations? Or were you disappointed? Did traffic congestion, dirty air, crowded beaches, slipshod service or excessive commercialism leave you feeling frustrated and cheated? Edward  T. McMahon Read more

 

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Floating Village in Cambodia

The Disproportionate Growth of Tourism, or what I would personally call “The Bucket List Phenomena”, is something affecting many countries and regions around the globe. The problem is that it is not sustainable, already sites like Angor Wat and others around the globe have too many visitors, more than they can cope with to the point where sites are getting damaged and their future sustainability threatened. Mario Hardy. Read more.

 

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The purpose of the study was to provide a comprehensive view of backpacker trends applicable to Australia leading to: short term strategies for capturing market share; longer term plans for optimal Australian and regional well being in the context of triple bottom line considerations.

by Philip L Pearce, Laurie Murphy and Eric Brymer

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Evolution of the Backpacker Market and the Potential for Australian Tourism

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National Business Events Study: An Evaluation of the Australian Business Events Sector

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The National Business Events Study (NBES) is a comprehensive evaluation that examines the  size and scope of the Business Events sector in Australia. Each component of the study was underpinned by information obtained from business event venues regarding the number of events and participants they hosted over a full year. The data provides the most comprehensive overview of the business events sector since the 1999 Bureau of Tourism Research report, Meetings Make their Mark.

by Margaret Deery, Leo Jago, Liz Fredline and Larry Dwyer

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National Business Events Study: An Evaluation of the Australian Business Events Sector

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Although food and wine is an important dimension of the tourism industry, little research has been conducted into the nature or role of restaurant experiences in adding to the tourism product. This study delves into the beliefs, values and attitudes of consumers to ascertain what they value and why.

by Beverley Sparks, Karen Wildman, John Bowen
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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 report assess the contribution of the T&T sector to the socio-economic development of nations, analyses the carbon emissions baseline (2005) and forecast (2035) for all T&T clusters, and identifies the most promising T&T sector and cross-sector emissions mitigation measures.     Furthermore, the report highlights the critical role that can be played by cross-sector innovative partnerships, both within the T&T sector and with other industrial sectors (for example, energy), in accelerating the deployment of emissions abatement measures.

by World Economic Forum

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Towards a Low Carbon Travel & Tourism Sector

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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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The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa stands out for its commitment to sustainable tourism. It has been EarthCheck Certified since  2006 and, with three years of benchmarking data, has tracked the impact made by improvements and new systems designed to reduce their environmental footprint. Today, the resort is a leader in innovative technology and practices.

by EarthCheck Pty Ltd

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