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Slow Down and Go Local: Responsible Tourism Week 2012 – February 13-19

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 9 February 2012

It’s back! And it is expected to be better than ever. The fourth annual Responsible Tourism Week is scheduled to run from February 13 to 19, 2012. Hosted by Planeta.com, it is touted as “a free unconference exploring down-to-earth applications of noble concepts including responsible tourism, conscious travel, the local travel movement and ecotourism with effective and inexpensive social media and local events.”

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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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Travel Chat with Fabiola Duerig, a Local Expert in Colombia

  • WHL Group
  • 25 November 2011

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. Today we talked to Fabiola Duerig of Las Pleyades Travel, the whl.travel local partner for travel in Santa Marta and Cartagena, Colombia, and the Green Path Transfers connection for private, responsible ground transportation on the Colombian coast.

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Video Spotlight: The Economics of Happiness

  • Paul Tavner
  • 9 October 2011

The Economics of Happiness is a recently released documentary that examines some of the most powerful forces that hold sway over our lives. The world, it seems, is moving in two irreconcilable direction simultaneously: a shift toward globalisation versus ‘localization’. This film waves some important important flags, raises some thoughtful points of discussion for all of us who love to travel.

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Gunyah Launches Locally Inspired Short Breaks Around the Globe

  • WHL Group
  • 4 October 2011

Last week, Gunyah officially launched its inspirational travel website with 65 authentic short breaks in 20 extraordinary countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Its goal is to turn the tables on the traditional holiday by combining the mind-blowing spontaneity of independent travel with the convenience of a package holiday.

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Travel Talk with a Venezuela Destination Expert

  • WHL Group
  • 30 September 2011

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. Today we talked to Melissa V. Gonzalez Llovera of Viajes Valencia Los Roques, the whl.travel local connection in Venezuela. Originally from Valencia, Melissa is now a travel agent and specialist for a number of destinations in Venezuela.

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Travel Banter with an Advocate of Local Travel in Lithuania

  • whl.travel
  • 26 July 2011

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. This month we talk to Kestas Lukoskinas, co-founder of The Beautiful Land of Nevermind, the whl.travel local connection in Vilnius and Klaipeda, Lithuania.

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Meet a Malta Maven: An Interview with a Local Travel Expert

  • whl.travel
  • 30 June 2011

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. This month we talk to Mark Gatt, Managing Director of EC Meetings Malta, the whl.travel local connection in Malta, a native of the island and a local travel expert since the age of 14, when he started working in hotels and restaurants.

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An Interview with Yolanda Clatworthy, the Ultimate Triptrotter

  • The Travel Word
  • 28 June 2011

For five weeks, Triptrotting has searched for the ‘Ultimate Triptrotter’ to have the ‘Ultimate Triptrotting Summer Experience.’ With over 300 entries and dozens of videos, they had their hands full. On June 9, 2011, a decision was finally made and Yolanda Clatworthy, an International Relations student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, was picked as the winner. Now you get to meet her!

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The Local Voices Rally and Tally for Local Travel Experts

  • The Travel Word
  • 13 June 2011

We know you’ve got your favourite travel destinations. Everyone does. Now, through the Local Voices Rally and Tally for Local Travel Experts, you can vote for your favourites AND help some ethical local travel experts win support for their businesses. It’s very, very easy! During the month of June, it’s as simple as pasting some text and adding your name.

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