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    Nominate a LAC Candidate for the Skål Ecotourism Award!

    Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

    One of the downsides of being so long away from regular blogging is the tremendous backlog of things I wish to cover. This is one I really regret being late with, since the deadline for nominating candidates for the award is 30 June. There are many worthy candidates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) […]

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    Eco-certifying Tourism / Eco-certificación de Turismo

    Sunday, October 7th, 2007

    In researching some posts on sustainable tourism recently, I came across an interesting free tool I thought I would pass on to readers of The Temas Blog.  I also think I will add it to the Temas Recommended Reading List. It's a set of how-to guides on certification for certification for ecotourism and sustainable tourism, […]

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    Can a Huge Luxury Resort = Sustainable Tourism?

    Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

    Can a 650-acre seaside luxury resort in Costa Rica be a full-fledged "sustainable tourism" destination?  Steve Case, the co-founder of America Online (AOL), says it can. Case launched the company Revolution LLC  in 2005 "to build companies based on disruptive business models that give people more choice, control and convenience in the important aspects of […]

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    Better Solid Waste Management in Argentine Tourism Cities

    Friday, June 8th, 2007

    Temas Observation: This program has been needed in Argentina for some time, and I can think of a few other LAC nations with municipalities that serve as key tourism destinations that could use a similar program (IBD, take note). From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB approves US$60 million loan for solid waste management in […]

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    The 2007 Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Award

    Friday, March 9th, 2007

    The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and Islands Magazine have announced the opening of nominations for the “Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Award” for 2007. The award, open to persons, organizations and companies in CTO member countries, recognizes unique and attractive tourism products that embrace sustainable tourism concepts and core values, and which help to enhance tourism product […]

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    Attention Potential Mexican/Caribbean/Central American Eco-tourism Projects!

    Friday, February 23rd, 2007

    Given their significant presence in the tourism industry in Mexico and much of Central America and the Caribbean (click on map below to enlarge), any non-profit looking for seed money for their potential eco-tourism project in those countries should look into applying for Transat’s grant. From Transat: Transat launches program to support sustainable-tourism projects Applications […]

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    IDB Loan for Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rican Wilderness Areas / Prestamo de BID para turismo sostenible en áreas silvestres de Costa Rica

    Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB approves $20 million loan to Costa Rica for sustainable tourism in protected wilderness areas Program seeks to generate revenue for National Conservation Areas System and benefit neighboring communities A $20 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank will support a program to promote sustainable tourism in protected wilderness […]

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    Is Eco-tourism Sustainable?

    Sunday, December 17th, 2006

    In one of my first posts on this blog, I featured an essay on sustainable tourism by my friend Jaime. If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest checking it out before proceeding with this entry. Today I read a slightly different take on the issue in the 14 December edition of the BBC’s “Green […]

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    A Friend’s Wise Observations on Sustainable Tourism

    Friday, September 1st, 2006

    The following discussion of what the Dominican Republic needs to do on the road to sustainable tourism was written last year by my friend and fellow Green Team member Jaime Moreno, was included as part of the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) National Human Development Report 2005 for the Dominican Republic and was reprinted earlier this […]

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