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The Top 10 Things to Do in Senegal

  • Africa.com
  • 13 June 2012

Senegal has it all: it is one the most beautiful countries of the West African coast. Most tourists come for the region’s exceptional weather—more than three thousand hours of sunlight per year—and dazzling, sparsely populated beaches. But Senegal also offers a broad variety of crafts and textiles, and the country’s six major game parks and reserves have great opportunities for hunting, bird watching, and ecotourism.

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How Long is Long Enough? A Slow Travel Cheat Sheet

  • whl.travel
  • 22 February 2012

We’ve asked our global network of local tourism professionals about the ‘length of stay’ factor in their destinations. Answers varied, but they all agree on one thing: the average tourist isn’t a slow traveller and just doesn’t stay long enough to really appreciate a place. Here are their thoughts on how long is long enough and what the average fast traveller is missing.

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When Is International Day of the World’s Indigenous People? Today!

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 9 August 2011

Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Proclaimed by the United Nations, it’s a day on which, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, to “celebrate and recognise the stories, cultures and unique identities of indigenous peoples around the world.” The Travel Word is very proud to salute the cultural roots from which we have all sprung, roots that remain robust but require our admiration, care and protection.

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Top Five Indigenous Cultures Tours

  • whl.travel
  • 2 August 2011

The theme “linking cultures” has been chosen for the 2011 World Tourism Day (to be celebrated on September 27). Often, in an area with indigenous populations, or people who are original to the land, one of the greatest assets is traditional culture. Through mindfully operated cultural tours, indigenous groups have something a great deal to offer – and to gain! – from exchanges with tourists. Here we share a roundup of some of our favourite indigenous culture tours.

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The Inside Word… on Dakar, Senegal

  • Jérôme Kardos
  • 12 October 2010

With so many destinations in WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their necks of the woods. Here we dig into Dakar, Senegal, proud of being West Africa’s leading city when it comes to cultural events.

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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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Just How Wrong Can the New York Times BE about Travel?

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 25 January 2009

On 11 January 2009 the New York Times (NYT) published a piece entitled The 44 Places to Go in 2009. The introduction suggests that they are the new year’s ‘most compelling destinations’ and they’re presented in an order of preference ‘recommended’ by the NYT. My question: how could they be so wrong?

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