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Posts Tagged ‘Toronto’

Sustainable Design and Adapting Tourism Architecture in Jordan and Morocco

  • Michael Soncina
  • 18 April 2013

While attending this year’s Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), attendees were fortunate enough to listen to a fantastic panel discussion led by Muna Haddad, from the Baraka Consulting Agency, on conducting tourism in a crisis situation. She gave interesting examples of realities and perceptions of life in her home country of Jordan, and how communication channels like social media disrupt reality and create illusions that can have an enormous effect on a destination.

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How Do You Meet Locals While Travelling?

  • WHL Group
  • 4 November 2012

A major highlight of travel is always the people we meet along the way, especially local inhabitants. Local people burst the tourist bubble and offer valuable insight and access to incredible experiences. They are a traveller’s best inroad to a place. Just what are some of the best ways to meet locals while travelling? We sat down with the staff of the WHL Group to tease out their thoughts about how to infiltrate local life.

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Experiencing the World with All Five Senses

  • WHL Group
  • 25 July 2012

To dig deeper into the concept of ‘experiential travel,’ we asked the WHL Group’s partners – local travel experts from around the globe – to tell us how life feels in their destinations. We asked them to get sensory about it. Find out which of the five senses is most heightened when you open your eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hands in a new place.

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Photo of the Week: Skating in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada

  • Jason Kucherawy (Photo and Text)
  • 8 April 2012

This photo is a part of Nathan Philips Square, which is the big public square in front of Toronto City Hall. Pictured is a public skating rink that is free to use all winter. People without their own ice skates can rent a pair for a couple of hours to join the other skaters in turning laps around the rink. It’s a place where many new Canadians try out this popular winter pastime for the very first time!

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Going Green with Toronto’s Eco Taxi

  • Paul Tavner
  • 29 December 2010

Toronto, capital of the province of Ontario. It’s Canada’s largest city and one of North America’s greatest urban centres, despite which it has a well-deserved reputation for being a friendly, safe place that’s internationally regarded as progressive and forward thinking. Accordingly, its residents can lay claim to a number of citywide initiatives designed to promote environmental awareness, including a more ecologically friendly alternative to existing transport options: Eco Taxi.

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Local Food: A Culinary World Tour

  • WHL Group
  • 18 October 2010

When it comes to life’s simple pleasures, food definitely ranks near (if not at) the top of the list for most people. It’s probably fair to say that the way to a whole nation’s heart is through its stomach, so finding out what makes a country tick is often as simple as checking out what dishes regularly make it onto the dinner table. Thanks to the efforts of our local partners around the globe, we’ve assembled an extensive selection of typical local appetisers, soups and stews, main dishes, vegetarian dishes, desserts, drinks and snacks and street foods.

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Top 10 Cities Photographed by Locals

  • Stephen Chapman
  • 13 August 2010

A link to this interesting set of photos on Flickr titled ‘Locals and Tourists’ has cropped up in a few places now so you may well have already taken a look; if you haven’t it’s worth a glance. The images are maps of cities around the world that show the location of all photos currently available in public Flickr and Picasa search APIs.

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Move over New York and Hollywood, Toronto Is the New Movie Mecca!

  • Jason Kucherawy
  • 27 July 2010

I recently received a call from a hotel concierge asking if I did tours of Toronto that cover famous locations used in film and television. As a film buff and local tour guide, I know many places that have been seen on screen. After all, Toronto has a reputation as a popular city for making motion pictures. Next to Hollywood and New York City, there isn’t another place in North America that is home to more film and TV productions (although Vancouver is coming close).

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