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Travel like a local… in Manila

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Philippines, Travel blog by on February 26, 2016
Travel like a local… in Manila

Leave the air-conditioned coaches and taxis and hit the streets, travelling like a local. This is the best way to get a sense of a destination. It was no different for us on a recent visit to Manila, metropolis and capital city of the Philippines. Having watched the colourful Jeepneys from the safe comfort of […]

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An introduction to Intramuros, Manila

Filed in Asia, Destination World, Philippines, Travel blog by on February 11, 2016
An introduction to Intramuros, Manila

Manila, capital city of the Philippines, is a dense mix of urban development and historic settlement. Delegates of AFT 2016 were offered the opportunity to experience part of the city on a pre-show tour. The tour took us into Intramuros, one of the best models of a medieval fort outside Europe. We were entertained by […]

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Destination South Africa

#ScienceSavesSharks

Filed in Conservation, Destination South Africa, Research by on October 30, 2015
#ScienceSavesSharks

The Great White Shark – If you listen to some of the dramatic news articles you might believe that the terrifying man eating great white shark is lurking off the coast just waiting for a human to come by. But this couldn’t be further from the truth and should you have the privilege to witness […]

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Into the Rabbit Hole…

Into the Rabbit Hole…

How often do you get the opportunity to zip at breakneck speeds through a beautiful forest? And to make it even more enticing, this forest just happens to be one of the larger mistbelt forests in South Africa, boasting a huge number of endemic species of fauna and flora! This magnificent forest is located within […]

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Destination Africa

Desert ‘Nights

Desert ‘Nights

‘Life begins at the end of your comfort zone…’ this is what came to mind when I was first asked whether I would join the Desert Knights Tour in September 2015. The idea of travelling to Namibia and spending five days of my time there on a mountain bike seemed a bit absurd and crazy. […]

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Sustainability at Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles – we chat to Markus Ultsch-Unrath

Sustainability at Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles – we chat to Markus Ultsch-Unrath

Having rained overnight, the paths were wet and water droplets glistened on the vegetation – the birdsong a delightful chorus in the early morning. Mist draped the surrounding mountains of the Morne Seychelles National Park, the sea reflecting the grey of the clouds hanging low on the horizon. None of this detracted from the natural […]

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Destination World

Where to stay… luxury ‘green’ hotels in Dubai

Where to stay… luxury ‘green’ hotels in Dubai

An obvious way of ensuring your holiday leaves a small footprint is to choose your accommodation carefully, with the environment in mind. Fortunately a number of establishments in Dubai have an in-house environmental management system or have chosen an environmental certification system such as Green Globe or ISO – options that require close monitoring, measurement […]

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Dining in the Arabian desert

Dining in the Arabian desert

No visit to Dubai would be complete without spending some time in the desert. We had the privilege of experiencing the desert with Platinum Heritage, a safari company committed to responsible tourism and operating with an ethos of conservation, environmental awareness and community upliftment.  This desert safari was unlike most others… no convoys of vehicles, […]

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Travel Industry News

Mara Nabiosho takes the Gold at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

Filed in Awards, News by on April 7, 2016
Mara Nabiosho takes the Gold at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

A conservancy that truly and remarkably brings together community and wildlife conservation to make better places to live in and great places to visit was announced Overall Winner this afternoon at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 in Cape Town, sponsored by Wesgro. In a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa, Mara Naboiso Conservancy  […]

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Winners of the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

Filed in Awards, News by on April 3, 2016
Winners of the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

Winners to be announced on the 7 April… watch this space! Check out the finalists here

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Announcing the finalists for the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

Filed in Awards, News by on April 1, 2016
Announcing the finalists for the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016

A lodge set in the Ethiopian Highlands, two national tourism ministries, and a beach safety organisation that protects both sharks and people are among the organisations selected as finalists for the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016, sponsored by Wesgro and organised by Better Tourism Africa.  But who will take the top spot? With nine categories […]

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Great White Sharks – ambush hunters or not?

Filed in Conservation by on February 28, 2016
Great White Sharks – ambush hunters or not?

pg 38-39 News – GW Shark Studies

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