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Spotlight on Sustainability: Why is Ecotourism Special?

Spotlight on Sustainability: Why is Ecotourism Special?

Court Whelan, Ph.D. August 6, 2013 0

One of the questions I often get asked is “why is ecotourism so special – you know, why is it different than just nature tourism?”  Although ecotourism could certainly be categorized as nature tourism,

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Spotlight on Sustainability: The Importance of Ecotourism

Spotlight on Sustainability: The Importance of Ecotourism

Court Whelan, Ph.D. July 26, 2013 9

Meet Court Whelan, one of the travel industry’s foremost experts on ecotourism and the newest member of the Nat Hab family of Adventure Specialists.  This week we are thrilled to debut Court’s first post

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Who’s Responsible for your Safety in the Wilderness?

Who’s Responsible for your Safety in the Wilderness?

Wendy Redal August 25, 2011 4

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 20 years since Stella Liebeck sued McDonald’s in the infamous “hot coffee” case. Ms. Liebeck claimed McDonald’s should have warned her about the excessively hot temperature of

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Best Way to See the Galapagos? Gently and Up Close

Best Way to See the Galapagos? Gently and Up Close

Wendy Redal August 30, 2010 2

It’s a quandary that often faces travelers to ecologically fragile destinations: tourism can do wonders to raise awareness about the importance of conservation, yet  visitors may question whether their very presence is contributing to

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