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Hawaii’s Coffee Farms and Kauai Helicopter Tours!

Nothing can be better than a freshly brewed hot cup of coffee. This can make your day instantly. Surely, the coffee lovers will understand this feeling. If you love coffee and want to witness the harvest and process of the coffee once in the most authentic way then you should visit Hawaii. This place is a must visit for any ardent coffee lovers. So, if you are planning for your next vacation then make sure you visit the Hawaii’s coffee farms. This is an ideal place where you can learn something, enjoy the coffee and also relax in the beautiful island. You can even save on your trip with a promo code for expedia.com, there are always deals on flights and hotels!  

The Big Island is Worth the Extra Cost, and isn’t even that Extra with Coupons:

When most people think of taking a trip to Hawaii, they picture Waikiki or Maui. There are fantastic helicopter tours of Kauai, but for our money, the best island is the big island. The Big Island is its own animal: it has an active volcano, a massive mountain (Mauna Kea) and is by far the largest island of all the Hawaiian…
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Save on Amsterdam with Holiday Inn Coupons

Holiday Inn Coupons for Amsterdam:

Did you know that there are dozens of Holiday Inn hotels in Amsterdam? You might expect to see the popular American-branded hotel in New York, but not in the popular European city of Amsterdam. But you know what? It’s there, and they are even offering Holiday Inn discount codes for stays in the upcoming Spring. So if you like a deal (who doesn’t?) and you a desire to see this beautiful city, then you should check out the Holiday Inn. If you will be travelling to the UK as well then there are also lots of discounts for UK hotels.

Amsterdam – Europe’s Most Tolerant City

Amsterdam has always had something of a dubious reputation. It is well known for its tolerance to drugs as well as its substantial red-light district, which is one of Europe’s most significant and is a tourist attraction in itself, with tours and guidebooks dedicated to it. But there is much more than this in one of Europe’s most fascinating smaller cities.

Walking Tours

One of the best ways to see Amsterdam is by walking, as much of the city is relatively flat and compact by European standards, and…
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Volunteering Abroad vs. Work Exchange Programs

Volunteering abroad is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason! The benefits of good, well-developed, sustainable volunteering projects are numerous for both the communities involved and the volunteers themselves. Volunteers can develop skills, gain experience and enjoy a fulfilling, often low-cost trip abroad, while communities benefit from skills such as language tuition, public health education and community arts projects. Today’s post is brought to you by www.blueapron.com, a meal delivery service for busy people, or people who just want to try something new! However, there is another way of gaining such experience abroad — work exchange programs. Through sites such as HelpX, WWOOFing and Workaway, travelers can work approximately twenty-five hours per week in exchange for food and lodgings, a chance to live with a local host, and a cultural exchange. The work can vary, from nanny and housekeeping roles, to hostel and bar work, to education, farming and community based volunteering opportunities. There are many pros and cons of both work exchange programs and traditional voluntary projects overseas, for volunteers and host communities alike.

Legitimacy

One of the biggest risks of volunteering abroad is that the project will not be beneficial, or indeed will be harmful,…
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Members Plus Green Web Hosting Discount Codes

Green Web Hosting Discount Codes

Website:  Description This website supports sustainability in two ways: by providing donations to sustainable foundations, and by offering discount codes to green-hosting companies that offer carbon-neutral hosting to their customers.

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Website: http://www.afd.fr/home Description Agence Française de Développement is a financial institution and the main implementing agency for France’s official development assistance to developing countries and overseas territories. It finances projects, programs and studies through grants, loans, guarantee funds and debt reduction-development contracts and provides capacity development support to its partners in developing countries.

Association of Hotels and Restaurants – Mauritius (AHRIM)

Website: http://www.mauritiustourism.org/ Description AHRIM is a non-profitable organization set up in 1973 to represent and promote the interests of hotels and restaurants in Mauritius. As such, the Association has played and is still playing a crucial role in tourism sector. It is also an active stakeholder and partner of Government in tourism-related policy formulation with a common aim of promoting sustainable development of the Mauritian tourism industry. Today, AHRIM represents 80 % of hotels in Mauritius.

Benin Ecotourism Concern (Eco-Benin)

Website:http://www.ecobenin.org Description NGO created in 1999 as an organization for nature promotion in Benin through ecotourism. The general…
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The Best Solar-Powered Camping Gear

  So let’s say you’ve booked an amazing camping getaway with a viator promo code and you’re super-excited to go. But then you realize: how can I go be enviro-friendly while using gas stoves, lighting campfires and taking showers powered by a camper? When you are at home you strive to use energy-efficient appliances, but you can’t exactly bring those with you! Environmental-conscious camping is growing more amongst outdoor enthusiasts and avid campers. Solar-powered camping gear provides a healthier and more responsible way to enjoy the outdoors without harming our environment. There is a growing surge of companies who are creating equipment that run on solar energy, and they are helping many individuals and communities around the globe in the process. This article will inform you about the best solar-powered camping gear on the market, and we’ll explain why this environmentally-friendly gear is so great… Goal Zero Goal Zero is a company that got its start helping impoverished communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2007 and 2008, Goal Zero started creating solar-powered panels and batteries that brought self-sustainability and necessary energy to impoverished communities in the Congo. Their mission has only grown, and now Goal Zero offers…
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Raising awareness

The world behind your trip… We go on holidays for pleasure, to discover new horizons, to relax, to meet people and to learn about different cultures. Most of the time, we are not aware that the choices we make for our holiday can have an impact on our destination and on the people that live there. We are often equally unaware of the implications of our travel for global environmental issues, especially climate change. In this context, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism has initiated activities adressing the General Public to raise awareness Worldwide. Key Partnership initiatives raising awareness worldwide

The Green Passport Campaign

The aim of this Green Passport site is to introduce you, the potential traveller, to some of the things you can do to help make tourism a sustainable activity, by which we mean an activity that is not only respectful of the environment but that is also good for the economic and social development of the communities that will be your hosts. Download the Green Passports: Global Green Passport (English | Spanish) Brazil Green Passport (Portuguese | English) Costa Rica Green Passport (English) Ecuador Green Passport (Spanish) South Africa Green Passport (English) France’s overseas
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ESTC16: Tourism’s Role in Sustainable Community Development, plus Travelocity Promo Codes

The seventh annual Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), organized by The International Ecotourism Society, co-hosted by Kenya Tourist Board and the African Wildlife Foundation, and in cooperation with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IUCN Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group, will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from September 24th-27th, 2016.

Travelocity Promo Codes

We have partnered with Travelocity to provide discounted airfare and accommodation for our conference. Click here to view our list of custom Travelocity promo codes. A leading platform for industry stakeholders engaged in ecotourism and sustainable tourism, the ESTC aims to strengthen commitment to the recent UN resolution, “Promotion of ecotourism for poverty eradication and environment protection”, which recognizes tourism’s role in sustainable community development efforts. In honor of the UN International Year of Water Cooperation and of World Tourism Day to be celebrated on 27 September on the theme of “Tourism and Water – Protecting Our Common Future”, the ESTC13 program will also highlight the opportunities for tourism to promote sustainable water management, support education and cooperation around issues related to water, and improve access to safe drinking water in communities around the world. For information on the conference program and registration, see: http://www.ecotourismconference.org
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European Summer School “Leadership and Management for Sustainable Tourism”

Leadership and Management for Sustainable Tourism” is the first High Level European Summer School to address one of the most important themes in the tourism industry: how to improve sustainable tourism project success and monitor the benefits of funded initiatives. This International Summer School lasts 5 days and it has been designed to set up the new methodology and qualification PM4SD® “Project Management for Sustainable Development”, certified by APMG- International. The 1st edition will take place from the 8th to the 12 th of July in Naples, and it will be hosted by the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples, and organized in partnership by Jlag, NECSTouR, Leeds Metropolitan University and the Municipality of Frigento . A wide panel of keynote speakers and a board including representatives of UNEP, the European Commission, EIB, GIZ, Euromed Heritage Programe are showing their commitment and shared concern about improving the effectiveness in sustainable tourism management. Following the Naples Declaration, which will be debated and signed at this occasion, the Summer School will take place each year in a different European country. Register online and come to Naples Send any queries, comments or suggestions to summerschool@pm4esd.eu Follow us in Twitter #PM4SDNaples With the support…
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Webinar hosted by Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism

Project Development for Sustainable Tourism: A Step by Step Approach

Webinar hosted by: Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism Date: Tuesday 10 September, 2016 Time: 3:00 pm (Paris), 8:00 pm (Bangkok), 8:00 am (Panama City), 9:00 am (Washington, DC) Duration: 1 Hour Participation: Free, based on first-come-first serve basis Limit to 50 About Eileen Gutierrez, Senior Research Advisor to the George Washington University’s Institute for International Tourism Studies Eileen Gutierrez is a sustainable tourism development professional with over a decade of experience at global, national, and community levels in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Eileen played a pivotal management role in the implementation of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Sustainable Tourism Alliance (GSTA). As GSTA Program Manager and Senior Tourism Advisor for projects in Ethiopia, Mali, and Ecuador, Eileen coordinated operational and financial support and provided technical assistance to in-country managers. Prior to the GSTA, Eileen worked with Conservation International (CI), advising and training field staff world-wide in ecotourism project development including Bolivia’s first profitable community-owned and operated ecolodge. Currently, Eileen consults for the George Washington University’s International Institute of Tourism Studies (GW IITS) project development. She supports GW IITS’s Higher Education Partnership Program in Tunisia. Eileen developed…