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Tony’s take on Tourism Forum 2017 – input from Svaneti

Last week I wrote about a brilliant Tourism Cooperation Forum 2017 “Sustainable Mountain Resort Development” in Gudauri in northern Georgia, where practitioners from all regions discussed the challenges and opportunities for sustainable mountain tourism. Tony Hanmer who lives in the … Continue reading

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Transcaucasian Trail: “Innovation of the Year” winner!

The Transcaucasian Trail (TCT) project I have been closely involved with since its launch in Nov 2015, has won the “Innovation of the Year” Award at the Adventure Travel Awards 2017. The Awards are the UK’s only awards dedicated to recognizing … Continue reading

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How to build a sustainable tourism brand – insights from PATA conference in Bangladesh

  The Pacific Asia Tourism Association (PATA) New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2016 was held at the end of November in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, under the theme “Designing a sustainable tourism brand”. The conference gathered practitioners in destination and sustainable tourism … Continue reading

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Sustainable tourism – my shift to the Caucasus

I haven’t written here for a while – no excuses really. Well, maybe a small one: I have been a bit busy, building the first long-distance hiking trail across the Caucasus mountains and looking into sustainable tourism development in Georgia … Continue reading

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“OMG you can freeze eggs” – and other things we didn’t know

I have recently attended a fun and informative “Love Food Hate Waste” training, organised for Westminster Council’s Recycling Champions (a group of enthusiastic volunteers who help the Council promote recycling). We give talks and presentations to local residents, we run … Continue reading

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Make Do and Mend – free clothes upcycling workshop this Thursday

According to WRAP, the organisation behind Love Food Hate Waste which helps consumers reduce food waste, around 350,000 tonnes of used clothing (£140 million worth) goes to landfill in the UK every year. The average UK household owns around £4,000 … Continue reading

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Fashion Revolution Day – what is it all about?

Today is the Fashion Revolution Day to mark the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster that killed 1133 garment makers in one factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A further 2500 were injured. Fashion Revolution, a global coalition of designers, academics, … Continue reading

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