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Sustainable Local Travel in Cappadocia, Turkey

  • Samantha Libby
  • 15 March 2011

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed region of Cappadocia, Turkey, is well known for its magical lunar landscape and creative approaches to tourism like its cave hotels. Built straight into the rock or the facades of old manmade caves, cave hotels are everything from five-star caverns to brightly lit grottos for tourists on a budget. They’re positively primeval. And they’re just one part of an overall approach to travel that emphasises what’s local and sustainable.

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Exploring the Desert Panoramas of Sossusvlei and South Namibia

  • Maureen Valentine
  • 19 November 2010

As international travellers increasingly become aware of Namibia’s blend of relative government stability, natural beauty and cultural distinctiveness, the tourism industry is growing stronger and offering locals an attractive way to support their families. One meaningful way actually allows conscientious travellers to contribute actively and directly to the local economy by signing on with local travel companies like the Gondwana Collection, which is forging the way for mindful and sustainable tourism and encompasses four private nature reserves in Southern Namibia.

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Top Five Movies Filmed on Location

  • WHL Group
  • 23 July 2010

To a cinephile, nothing compares to seeing a great movie in a darkened theatre, the perfect blank slate from which to be transported to unfamiliar and far-off lands with vivid scenery and amazing cultures. WHL Group here presents five of its favourite movies, shot in a variety of locations around the world.

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Egypt’s Ancient and Sacred Sharm El-Sheikh Is Now a whl.travel Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 16 June 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC. Jagged mountains, expansive desert, white-sand beaches and the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea comprise the dramatic scenery of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, located in the far south of the Sinai Peninsula, in close proximity to vibrant coral reefs and with services developed around first-rate water sports, particularly scuba diving.

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Photo of the Week: A Wandering Hermit Crab, Los Cabos, Mexico

  • Jacqueline Baleon (photo), Karem Matamoros (text)
  • 6 June 2010

Los Cabos, Mexico, is blessed with an enormous biodiversity, which has earned it several labels, such as The Desert of Eden. This picture was taken on Bahia de Los Sueños (Dream’s Bay), a beach located directly southwest of the city of La Paz in Baja California Sur and known for its solitude, marine wildlife, crystalline waters and white sand.

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Classic Travel in the Saint Tropez of Tunisia: Hammamet Joins the whl.travel Network

  • whl.travel
  • 16 October 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH. Travellers to Hammamet are routinely amazed by the sheer beauty of the ‘Tunisian Saint Tropez’. Frequented even during ancient Roman times because of its healing mineral baths and known today for its historic medina and beautiful beaches, Hammamet practically oozes tradition.

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