Olivia Tagalik, Arviat Tourism Office, tells TravelMole Publisher about Arviat, an area with evidence of over 900 years of inhabitance by nomads, where the current hamlet was created only 50 years ago by the Inuit people, on the western shore of the Hudson Bay, subsisting on fishing and hunting. The community is the host to visitors, which the community has a limited to around 250 per year, which provides them sufficient income and limits the impact on their community and environment. Arviate Tourism Office has been providing training to the community on how to handle tourism.
Gail Henry, Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Sustainable Tourism Product Specialist, visits with TravelMole Publisher about this new regional sustainable destination management initiative, addressing the challenges Caribbean countries encounter towards their path for developing sustainable tourism. Founding partners include Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (http://destinationsfortomorrow.org/), and the United States Government through the United States Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS). Sustainable Destination Alliance for the Americas (SDAA), starts by helping each participating destination evaluate their destination management practices for strength and areas needing improvement, working with government, private sector, non-profits, NGOs, and the community. Achievements will be recognized at the yearly CTO/TravelMole Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Awards.
Peter Semone tells TravelMole Publisher all about the LANITH program, create in 2008, to revolutionise the tourism industry that is vital to the future economic growth of one of Southeast Asia's poorest nations, Lao. Winning this award is a major milestone for Lao's path towards recognition of this wonderful tourism destination, located in the centre of the Mekong sub-region, sharing borders with five countries: Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam.
Tobago offers its guests a unique travel experience with its island's rich history, culture, biodiversity, festivals and sporting events, perfect for beach lovers, romantics, adventure seekers, bird-watcher. With excellent air service from USA and Europe, Ms Avion Hercules, Marketing Manager, also emphasised the uniqueness of their beautiful people and diversity of places to stay...from luxurious villas, to quaint bed and breakfast establishments, to guesthouses and full-service hotels, many of them with views to die for.
TravelMole Publisher catches up with Alexandro Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group, which not only US's largest wholesale vacation providers to the Caribbean and Mexico, but also one with a vertically integrated business model. The Group is comprised of Apple Vacations; Travel Impressions; AMResorts, with six luxury resort brands; Amstar, a destination management company; and CheapCarribean.com, an online travel agency
CarTrawler connects airlines, hotel groups and online travel brands in real time to over 800 car rental agents at 30,000 locations in 174 different countries, transacting over €400m of business a year, Michael Cunningham, Chief Marketing Officer, tells TravelMole, at PhoCusWright Conference.