Responsible Tourism Week: Video Introductions Please

Responsible Tourism Week (February 13-19) is a free unconference exploring down-to-earth applications of noble concepts including responsible tourismconscious travel, the local travel movement and ecotourism with effective and inexpensive social media and local events in Oaxaca, Mexico, London, England and Cape Town, South Africa. Video introductions are welcome!

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2 Responses to Responsible Tourism Week: Video Introductions Please

  1. Hello Responsible Tourism 2012 participants #rtweek2012
    I can’t do a video introduction and actually can not watch the video intros because of a limited internet connection here in rural Ecuador. The connection was better, but we are waiting for a repair. I am going to use this comment box for a brief introduction.

    My name is Andres Hammerman, a co-founder, builder and developer of the Black Sheep Inn Ecuador BSI has been internationally recognized as a leader in ecotourism. Even though the Black Sheep Inn has proven to be a responsible tourism establishment benefiting the local community, natural environment and promoting sustainable living practices; the business was not sustainable. That is not to say that it was not profitable. Unfortunately we closed the Black Sheep Inn September 2011 because we no longer want to personally work in tourism. Currently we are trying to rent the facility, perhaps to the local community and with our guidance it could reopen.

    I welcome comments and opinions and new networking. It has been a relief to close the business as we had been over worked for years. I believe that talking about failures in a public forum can bring forth new solutions and others may be able to learn from our mistakes.

  2. Corrina says:

    Hello! My name is Corrina Jacobs and I live and work in Mexico for international non-profit Investours. We run cultural tours in Mexico and Tanzania, bringing socially responsible tourists to meet local artisans, learn about their craft, and later donate 100% of their tour fees to support an interest-free micro-loan for one of the businesses they visit.

    Check out this video for an inside look into one of our tours!

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