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As part of building a strong tourism sector for the future, we as consumers need to understand the role that we need to play in acting and behaving responsibly. Here's a closer look at responsible tourism and the associated myths and misconceptions.
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Following the welcome agreement at COP21 in Paris, we launched an online tool that helps companies in any industry or sector understand the laws and regulations by country and stock exchanges relating to the reporting of Environmental, Social and Governmental (ESG) issues. It allows companies to see the specific legislation or regulation on ESG reporting by country linked to the year of in which such rules were introduced. This information applies to all industries, not just Travel & Tourism.

More information here: http://bit.ly/1JgyKlk
Direct link to the tool here: http://bit.ly/ESGTool
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Our final I Am Travel video is all about the spirit of adventure in travel. Have you had a memorable adventurous trip? Share it with us.
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Following the FACES film, in this film we explore the landscapes you can experience. The sheer magnitude of our planet, the places you can visit, and the ability to explore them can grant you great perspective when you experience it.
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Travel freedom can open you up to different cultures, different ways of life, different perspectives.

Here's our ode to the different faces of travel, as part of our freedom to travel campaign. #IAmTravel
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Our October newsletter focuses on the worrying growth of elephant riding; the UN Sustainable Development Goals (with tourism included as a specific target in Goals #8, #12, and #14; and an interview with TripAdvisor​. 

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1Mbdazf
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Meet the finalists of the 2016 Tourism For Tomorrow Awards and learn more about their inspiring stories.
Learn more about the amazing stories of our 15 Tourism For Tomorrow Awards finalists.
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Following our first piece on voluntourism and "building the ark", here's a followup that discusses how to be a better volunteer and better contribute to the industry. 

"The volunteering industry is a permanent part of the travel and tourism landscape, and given that it behooves us on all sides of the issue to continually strive toward new solutions and opportunities."
In the international volunteering landscape, the industry is made up of three parts: the organizations offering voluntee…
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“Don’t bring me news of the flood, bring me plans for the ark.” 

Voluntourism as an industry has been criticised over many issues. So what can we do to fix it rather than just point out the negatives? 
The director of the film company I worked for used a phrase on set that has stuck with me throughout careers in several …
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Agata, a Polish citizen, remembers a pivotal moment after the end of communism in Poland and the fall of the Berlin Wall and how that affected her perspective of travel freedom.  
One sunny day, my parents, my sister, and I were headed towards the Polish-German border for a day trip to Germany. It w…
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“Airfare prices are much more affordable, we can book a hotel almost anywhere with a few clicks, but there are still these bureaucratic barriers called visas in our way.”

Luciana writes about her experience travelling to the US as a Brazilian passport holder and how travel has changed now that she's an American citizen. 
This is the third in a series that is part of WTTC’s Freedom To Travel campaign, titled ‘I Am Travel’. We are publishing…
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"We are all citizens of the world — and isn’t that the single greatest lesson on the road?"

More perspectives on the Freedom to Travel, this time from Shivya at The Shooting Star​, an Indian passport holder.
This is the second in a series that is part of WTTC’s Freedom To Travel campaign, titled ‘I Am Travel’. We are publishin…
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WTTC is the global authority on Travel & Tourism, working with governments and international institutions to create jobs, and drive and generate exports.
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The World Travel & Tourism Council works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world's largest industries. Here's the industry, simply explained in 2 minutes: http://bit.ly/15itZ82

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