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Stand With the Maasai - URGENT ACTION Needed
World  (tags: Africa, Tansania, Maassai, landgrab, indigenous rights, evictions, tourism, wildlife, preservation, humanrights )

Angelika
- 2247 days ago - avaaz.org
Tansania Maasai say: Yesterday, the government announced that it plans to kick thousands of our families off our lands so that wealthy tourists can use them to shoot more lions and leopards.
Berlin's ITB Fair Opens as Demand for Greener Tourism Grows
World  (tags: Berlin, Germany, ITB, International travel fair, Indonesia, tourism, business )

Angelika
- 2268 days ago - dw.de
Tour operators from around the world are meeting in Berlin for the annual ITB tourism fair. As customers are willing to spend more for their holidays, they are demanding greener tourism as well as tailor-made offers.
Johannesburg No Longer a No-Go for Tourists, Investors
World  (tags: world, politics, news, africa, tourism, society )

AWAY AWHI
- 2649 days ago - csmonitor.com
Johannesburg has a reputation for high crime, but efforts to rejuvenate the South African city are having an impact.
Tigers and Economies
World  (tags: economics, tourism, tigers, widlife, government, extinction )

Simone
- 3193 days ago - online.wsj.com
There's no shortage of interest in saving the tiger from extinction, particularly in this Chinese year of the tiger. Last month 13 nations met at a confab known as the Global Tiger Initiative and set a target of doubling the number of tigers in the wild
Tourism Boosted as CITES Backs Ivory Trade Ban
World  (tags: tourism, cites, backs ivory trade ban, african elephants )

Simone
- 3353 days ago - businessdailyafrica.com
Kenya's opposition to ivory trade got a major boost after an influential watchdog backed the ban offering a rare support to tourism industry.
African Safaris: Bleak News From the Bush
World  (tags: africa, wildife, elephants poaching, tourism, droughts )

Simone
- 3380 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Down in Tanzania's Selous game reserve an age-old scourge has returned to haunt Africa's biggest wildlife stronghold. Poaching is back, big time, with an average of 50 elephants being killed every month to fuel the ivory trade.
Uluru Climb to Continue - World Heritage Rock Used as a Toilet By Tourists
World  (tags: World_Heritage, Uluru, Northern_Territory, Australia, outback, downunder, tourism )

Jenny
- 3423 days ago - sunshinecoastdaily.com.au
National Parks had wanted to close the climb out of respect for the indigenous owners and safety reasons, but there were also concerns about visitors using the World Heritage rock as a toilet and leaving litter behind...
Jan.1, Cuban National Day
World  (tags: Cuba, national day, Revolution, WHO, recognition, Raul Castro, tourism )

Naoko
- 3426 days ago - mdn.mainichi.jp
The social achievement of the Revolution in the field of health, education and sports are acknowledged beyond our national borders. The Cuban health system has international prestige recognized by international bodies such as World Health Organization
Mexico City Offers Tourists Free Health Insurance
World  (tags: world, Mexico, interesting, government, healthcare, tourism, humans, society )

AWAY AWHI
- 3566 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
Officials in Mexico City hope to lure skittish tourists with unusual bait: free health insurance. Under a new program, tourists who stay in participating hotels in the city are eligible for free coverage for emergency medical care, hospital stays, prescri
Chinese Longevity Villages Want to Be Discovered
World  (tags: China, Poyue, Bama County, old age, health, centenarian, long life, tourism )

RC
- 3874 days ago - online.wsj.com
Several Chinese villages, located in a cluster near the Vietnamese border, boast an unusual number of healthy centenarians per capita. Living in the region is reputed to add years to life, and now they want to share this with visitors.
   

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