Emerging Markets Set to Take Over As Favourite Tourist Destinations

  Emerging Markets have been forecasted to take over advanced economies as prefered tourism destinations in a few years. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) told beyondbrics: “The rise of the emerging destination is a natural consequence of the changing attitudes and profiles of travellers, who are seeking different and more authentic experiences that … Continue reading

Fair Trade Tourism?

Is fair trade tourism the next ethical buzzword, or will it make a real difference in responsible and sustainable tourism? Read this article by Express Travel World.

Malbec and Mountains – Part 2

      Mouth-Watering Malbec The following day we took a bus from the city to Maipú, in the heart of Malbec country Mendoza. Maipú is renowned amongst travellers for being a great destination to hire a bicycle and explore the region’s best wineries. Not being ones to shy away from a good wine, that … Continue reading

Malbec and Mountains – Part 1

Driving into Mendoza early in the morning I made out the snow-capped mountains in the distance, the sunrise reflecting pink on their white tips. Finally we made it to Mendoza! Although the ride here wasn’t smooth. Rosario to Mendoza is a 12-hour overnight bus ride. We wanted to make sure that we got in some … Continue reading

From Plush Palermo to Colourful La Boca

Couch surfing is the best idea in the world for travellers whose primary occupation is first and foremost to find a bed for the night. It’s a website that lets travellers sign up and post a profile for free to either host travellers at their home or be hosted, or both. We were fortunate enough … Continue reading

San Telmo Buenos Aires

San Telmo, they say, is the birthplace of tango. After recovering from jetlag, we were able to start exploring it. We had moved accommodation to literally across the road to a hostel appropriately called…Hostel Tango. Although it was dirtier and colder than the last, it was less about commercial tourism and the people were more … Continue reading

Experience a City with the Locals

Responsible travel is as much about respect for local communities and getting to know the people that live in them as it is respect for the environment. One of the best ways to get away from the tourist precincts and experience the real city is to stay with the locals.  This has been known for years … Continue reading

The Impacts of Chile’s Volcanic Eruption on Tourism and Local Development

Just over a year after volcanic eruptions in Iceland grounded flights and halted regional tourism, eruptions from volcanoes in Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle ranges on the Chilean-Argentinean border are doing the same. As we’re scheduled to travel very shortly to Argentina and Chile, this recent natural disaster has led me to think about the impacts the event … Continue reading

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