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Svaneti responsible tourism businesses – recommendations please!

I am looking for recommendations for local sustainable/responsible tourism business owners in Svaneti! You may have heard that we are in the middle of the Responsible Travel Week (12-18 Feb) –  #RTweek18. During this week I am travelling around Svaneti in the … Continue reading

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Tourism boom in Georgia – reasons to celebrate?

One of the main objectives of the Georgian National Tourism Development Strategy 2015-2025 is to increase the number of international arrivals to 11 million. At the current rate, achieving that is clearly doable. But is it really that desirable? I … Continue reading

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Sustainable mountain tourism development in Georgia: insights from Tourism Forum 2017

The Tourism Cooperation Forum 2017 “Sustainable Mountain Resort Development” was organised by GIZ Georgia (the German development agency) last month in Gudauri mountain resort in northern Georgia. I was one of the speakers and helped with moderating various conference sessions. … Continue reading

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Ethics over leather wallets – mobilizing rural communities to support conservation

In my last post “Nature conservation – why, actually?”, I wrote that prof Dave Goulson, a British biologist and conservationist who specialises in the ecology and conservation of bumblebees, said that he was getting fed up with having to make … Continue reading

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Nature conservation – why, actually?

Why are we usually expected to make an economic argument to justify conservation? If you have a spare moment, listen to the latest “Life Scientific” on BBC Radio 4 (28 min-long podcast from Nov 11 is available here). It is … Continue reading

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