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Posts Tagged ‘Indian Ocean’

Sustainable Development and Ecotourism in Maldives

  • 17 June 2013

A combination of Maldives’ ever-increasing popularity and its desire to meet tourist demand could have potentially damaging consequences to the country’s delicate ecosystem. In an attempt to head off some of the worst, the government has been introducing sustainable development measures and ecotourism practices.

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The Historic Archipelago of Zanzibar Shares Indian Ocean Spice with whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 27 July 2012

The name Zanzibar triggers images of isolated, sandy beaches and a desire for the caress of warm, exotic breezes. An archipelago of islands 25 to 50 kilometres from the East African mainland country of Tanzania, Zanzibar has for centuries been a prime location for the global export of the spices at the heart of its economy.

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The Top Six Things to Do in Seychelles

  • Africa.com
  • 11 July 2012

The island nation of Seychelles, located off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean, is known for its remarkable beauty and breathtaking beaches. The country’s small population and incredible geography and climate makes it one of the most idyllic tourist spots in all of Africa. Seychelles boasts a long and unique history that has been influenced by African, Arab, Asian and European cultures.

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Five Ecolodges to Plan Your Trip Around

  • André Franchini
  • 9 May 2012

What is ecotourism? To most people, it’s a confusing and only vaguely familiar term. Some ask “Does ecotourism mean staying in ecolodges?” Yes, it does, but that’s not all. Ecotourism is an approach to travel that embraces all the principles of responsible tourism, not just choice of accommodation. Still, if you’re new to eco-travel, ecolodges are a great place to start.

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The Top Five Things to Do in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

  • Africa.com
  • 19 March 2012

The economic centre, largest city and former capital of Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam, is rich in culture, heritage, history and sightseeing. It is a starting point for many visitors making their way to other large attractions in Tanzania, such as the coastal islands or inland safaris, but there is also a lot to see and do in this town.

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Photo of the Week: White Sands and Blue Waters, Mauritius

  • Emmanuel Ramdhony (photo) Maurisun (text)
  • 26 February 2012

Resorts, such as the Shanti Maurice A Nira really make the most of the incredible white sands and turquoise gradients that characterise Mauritian beaches. The resort goes to great lengths to operate in harmony with its surroundings, and serves to complement – rather than compete with – the natural beauty of its location. Built using natural materials, the Shanti blends into the landscape perfectly.

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whl.travel Welcomes Mesmerizing Mozambique as Its Latest Partner in Southern Africa

  • whl.travel
  • 16 December 2011

Natalie Tenzer-Silvia and her team at Dana Tours are the new whl.travel local partner in Mozambique. Tellingly, as they have been around since 2002, they are no strangers to the community development that is such an important part of Mozambique’s growth today. In addition to organising Mozambique tours and running their own Mozambique transport company, Dana Tours is actively involved in hosting volunteers.

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Seychelles Heats Up for the 2011 Indian Ocean Island Games

  • Pascal Esparon
  • 2 June 2011

In August 2011, Seychelles will be on fire. In addition to the usual summer heat and high tourist season, sparks will fly with the kickoff of the eighth official Indian Ocean Island Games, a sports tournament involving athletes from islands in the southwest Indian Ocean. The event is a source of great pride for Seychelles.

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A Seychelles Honeymoon for the Royal Couple

  • Pascal Esparon
  • 12 May 2011

On the morning of May 10th, Prince William and his new bride Kate began their Seychelles honeymoon. They could have gone anywhere on the planet, but royal couple is spending 10 days on the paradise island of Desroches, a hideaway with a mix of security, luxury and privacy perfect for a king and queen in the making or anyone looking for a royal reception.

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Photo of the Week: the Dazzling Colours of Sunset, The Maldives

  • Canopus Maldives (Photo) Afrah Ahmed (Text)
  • 7 November 2010

To many, the Maldives, with its islands scattered in a swirl of diamonds, is a heaven on earth. Its language, culture, history and its peaceful way of life are unique to the island-nation. Picture the scene: You’re sitting on the slowly cooling sands, watching as the sun’s last rays of the day paint the sky with a beautiful range of colours and tones. The waves of the Indian Ocean gently lap at your feet and a soft breeze blows.

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