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Eight whl.travel Destinations Are Finalists for the New Seven Wonders of Nature

  • whl.travel
  • 24 July 2009

In December 2007, a global call for votes on 440 destinations in 220 countries netted a pared-down list of 77 sites, all vying for one of seven coveted spots as the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Then, on 21 July 2009, a panel of experts announced the even more select list of only 28 finalists….

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Captivating Cape Verde

  • whl.travel
  • 10 June 2009

Cape Verde is a fascinating country – an amazing group of islands and mesh of cultures – located about 700km west of Senegal. Still relatively unknown to many travellers, Cape Verde has however been attracting more and more attention, especially from Europeans, who can reach it by plane in only four hours from Lisbon, Portugal. Other flights by TACV Cabo Verde Airlines now also arrive regularly from Africa and the Americas.

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New Responsible Tourism in Senegal

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 24 April 2009

Until recently, ‘sustainable tourism’ in Senegal was a label used by local tour operators only as a means to attract responsible travellers to the country. After the 2007 presidential election, however, a green political party was formed. Its leader, Haїdar El Ali, understands that tourism and the environment are linked, which has led to changes in the way Senegal is promoted abroad.

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