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Posts Tagged ‘foundations’

Conservation in Action: Some of What’s Happening (and Where) in the WHL Group

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 26 June 2010

Word Environment Day, a celebration since 1972 of positive action for the environment, is commemorated every year on 5 June. In keeping with its aim of raising awareness of environmental issues and inciting action, we have assembled a selection of notable projects flagged by our local partners that showcase how things can be done.

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Big Push to Protect Children

  • Intrepid Travel
  • 16 April 2010

While we are enjoying the grand temples of Vientiane, the mighty Mekong region and the towering limestone karst scenery of Laos, there is a big problem that needs our attention. Where there is poverty and large numbers of relatively affluent visitors, sadly there are also opportunistic exploiters of children.

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Urban Adventures Strikes a Promising Chord

  • WHL Group
  • 10 December 2009

After the successful launch of Urban Adventures on October 1, 2009, the business has been moving from strength to strength. The month of November, in particular, was very productive in network growth and technological improvements. Now just 71 days after officially opening our days, there are 28 destinations and 94 adventures live, with new product…

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Saving Sea Turtles in Los Roques, Venezuela

  • Maureen Valentine
  • 4 December 2009

Off the Caribbean coast of Venezuela lies Los Roques, a remote paradise, where stretches of picturesque beach meet a crystal-clear sea teeming with schools of colourful fish. Over the centuries, this near-utopia archipelago has seduced many tourists into full-time residence with its isolation, charm and stark beauty. It was even once described by Christopher Columbus…

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Eat Your Greens: Vietnam’s Green Restaurant Campaign Takes the Bite out of Illegal Animal Consumption

  • 13 November 2009

This article was first published by our friends at Intrepid Travel, who have agreed to its republication here. View the original article on their Intrepid Express Blog. . Bear for breakfast, langur for lunch or tiger for tea? We certainly hope these are not on YOUR dinner plate, but sadly these endangered creatures can be…

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whl.travel Finds the Right Rhythm at the World Travel Market 2009

  • Luke Ford
  • 11 November 2009

With 167 countries represented by over 5000 exhibitors, the first open-trade day of the World Travel Market in London was certainly no-holds-barred. Enticing the crowds meant dishing out the tastiest of local cuisines, turning up the volume on some truly local tunes, donning traditional garb and even, in some cases bringing out the celebrities to…

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The Royal Kraal and Elephantstay of Ayutthaya, Thailand

  • Annabelle Burns
  • 12 July 2009

Go face to trunk with Thailand’s magnificent elephants at Ayutthaya, an historical village 86km north of Bangkok. Living alongside traditional Thai mahouts (elephant trainers) and their families, guests are assigned to older retired elephants for the duration of their stay and are responsible for all of those elephants’ needs.

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