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We are happy to hear that China has announced a year long ban on ivory trade in order to reduce the number of elephants killed in Africa which, according to the U.N., has reached 'critically high levels'.

Read more on our stance on tourism and elephants: http://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/elephant-conservation/travel-guide/
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of ivory carvings amid mounting criticism over the country’s role in the annual slaughter of thousands of African elephants.
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Incredible footage of a 45 tonne humpback being freed from a tangle of fishing lines in Hawaii! It's not just captive whales we have to remember - we share our seas with these huge, perceptive and beautiful creatures and our presence can pose several threats.

Check out our responsible whale watching and conservation trips and join the debate (under 'issues') on whether watching and swimming with whales can ever be ethical: http://www.responsibletravel.com/…/whale-watc…/travel-guide/
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A 45-ton humpback whale tangled in heavy fishing line in Hawaii waters for more than a week has been freed.
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Share our passion for #responsible #tourism? We're recruiting for an experienced sales specialist to join our holiday helpdesk team in Brighton, UK. Full details at: http://www.responsibletravel.com/jobs

Photo credit: Beverley Goodwin https://www.flickr.com/photos/bevgoodwin/9868693413/
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Solving your #family  holiday dilemma in one easy chart. Where to go, what to do + in which school holiday to do it: 
http://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/family-adventure/travel-guide/when-to-go-on-a-family-adventure-holiday
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Africa: bigger than USA, China, India, Japan and all of Europe combined. Incredibly diverse and simply incredible. http://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/africa-middle-east
 
Africa is so much bigger and more diverse than some people might think. Just to put things in perspective, it's actually bigger than the USA, China, India, Japan and all of Europe combined!

Have a look at this map and then check out a few of our guides to African destinations where we bust more myths and give loads of useful information on these fascinating and drastically varied locations: http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/travel-guide-homepage
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"The first gulp of a cold beer at the end of the day after a sunny ride is the cycling holiday equivalent to being awarded a yellow jersey".

Where + when to find your perfect cycling moment in our 2min #travel guide:  http://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/cycling/travel-guide/ 
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The World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM has 5 exciting new categories for 2015, so that's even more opportunity to get involved! Will you be among the winners this year? Entries open on Monday ‪#‎WRTA2015‬
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Entries for the 2015 World Responsible Tourism Awards are opening soon and we've made loads of exciting changes this year. The question is, are you ready?

Keep your eyes peeled and your ear close to the ground for more updates on the Awards, part of world's biggest event for responsible tourism at WTM London.

Follow #WRTA2015  or @RTAwards on Twitter for latest news and updates.
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Is travel writing in the National Press truly independent? Read more and join the debate: http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/is-travel-writing-in-press-independent

Following Peter Oborne's controversial resignation from his post as Chief Political Commentator at the Daily Telegraph, Responsible Travel has reviewed Telegraph Travel in order to uncover the corrupt and selective media coverage of which the paper stands accused.
Is travel writing in the National Press truly independent or influenced by advertisers?
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Interview: So what's a #walking  holiday really like? Emily Chrystie, leader on our Amalfi Coast trip spills the beans. Or should that be lemons...?
http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/interview-amalfi-coast-walking
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Well, we've never heard it called that before!  "Sometimes there are no proper toilets, we have to go along the way. We call it 'bushy bushy happy room'!" - Nathan, tour leader in Indochina.
http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/interview-nathan-indochina-tours
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If you go down to the woods today.... Where, when and how to watch wild bears in our latest 2min #travel  guide:  http://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/bear-watching/travel-guide/
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Since 2001 we’ve been handpicking inspiring holidays from around the world, linking up travellers and responsible operators & places to stay and we still offer the largest selection of responsible holidays online.
 
Whether you're after an action-packed adventure, a relaxing beach escape or a charming countryside getaway closer to home, there's something to suit all tastes and budgets.
 
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