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What Is Experiential Travel? Here’s What We Think

  • WHL Group
  • 11 June 2012

Today’s traveller seeks experiences. More than the amenities and creature comforts, more than the attractions and canned entertainment, more than the must-sees and photos, the real-life experiences are what compel people to travel. Here are reflections from the WHL Group about what the buzzword ‘experiential travel’ means, and our own favourite memories of it.

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Rediscovering Home in the Suburbs of Sydney, Australia

  • Len Cordiner
  • 29 February 2012

My wife and I started our own ‘slow travel’ mission. For the past four months, we have been checking out the natural world in and around Sydney – starting in our own backyard. We were amazed – thrilled, even – at what we found. In the large tracts of mangrove forest and bushland, we couldn’t see any hint of suburbia. Instead, we encountered many different species of plants and wildflowers.

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Hotel Websites and Better Business Tools are Now Available Through Hotel Link Solutions

  • Hotel Link Solutions
  • 16 February 2012

Now in its beta release and focusing on emerging markets, Hotel Link Solutions aims to provide to accommodation owners a solid and affordable web presence, helping even the smallest guesthouses take advantage of the latest e-commerce trends and a world of connections.

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What is Slow Travel? Here’s What We Think

  • WHL Group
  • 7 February 2012

“Slow down.” This is the simple message of the Slow Movement. In today’s high-speed world of fast food, jet planes and instant communication, we are losing touch with ourselves, with each other, and with the earth, says the Slow Movement. Like ‘slow food’ and ‘slow media,’ ‘slow travel’ is a part of the movement. And here’s what the WHL Group staff thinks about it.

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Our Favourite Earth Day Videos

  • WHL Group
  • 21 April 2011

In honour of Earth Day, staff at WHL Group took a moment to think about our planet. Today, we can travel the world in a way that we never could before — virtually, online. Although there is no replacement for seeing the wonders of nature live and in person, digital media such as online video delivers powerful and inspiring messages. Here are our top picks of videos of ‘earth moments’ that move us.

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An Interview with Len Cordiner on the Fifth Anniversary of the WHL Group

  • WHL Group
  • 28 March 2011

In a few days, the WHL Group celebrates five years as private company. What was rolled out in March 2006 has grown immensely. Len Cordiner, CEO of the WHL Group, has been with the company since its earliest days, having helped establish it as a project of the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group) in 2002. We asked Len to take stock of things – look back, look around and look forward.

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OPINION: The Travel 3.0 Era – Local Travel

  • Len Cordiner
  • 7 April 2010

There is no right or wrong about how we position the Local Travel Movement, but its relevance is obvious. As I look at the evolution of travel, we are at the leading edge of what I would call Travel 3.0.

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OPINION: If Only Gay Sex Caused Global Warming…

  • Len Cordiner
  • 6 October 2009

On October 15th, 2008, at the keynote address at the first National Geographic/Ashoka Geotourism Challenge awards in Washington, DC, Sven Lindblad, president and founder of Lindblad Expeditions, kicked off his talk by making reference to an op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times of July 2nd 2006 entitled “If Only Gay Sex Caused Global Warming: Why we’re more scared of gay marriage and terrorism than a much deadlier threat”.

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Global Leaders of Responsible Tourism Launch Public Webinar Series

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 30 May 2009

On Thursday 4 June at 13:00 GMT, six leading global advocates of responsible tourism spoke and listened at a free public webinar (Web-based seminar) about the present and future of their fast-expanding industry. This inauguration of a regular series of online gatherings also served as a call for future discussion topics and guest speakers.

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The Power of Place: Sustaining the Future of Destinations

  • Len Cordiner
  • 3 March 2009

The team at whl.travel has partnered up with the National Geographic Centre for Sustainable Destinations and Ashoka to support the 2009 Geotourism Challenge. We are trying to indentify organisations doing great things to retain the “Power of Place” – sustaining the future of destinations for future generations. So please, join in. Put forward any initiatives out there you have seen which you think we all need to know about.

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