· February, 2009

Stories about Travel from February, 2009

Ecuador: Promoting Tourism Through the Use of Social Media

  17 February 2009

The website Historic Center of Quito [es], which uses social media to promote tourism in the Ecuadorian capital, was recently awarded the “Land of Light” award for its contributions towards increasing tourism writes Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es].

Guyana: Cabinet Carbon Credits?

  17 February 2009

“How hypocritical is it for President Bharrat Jagdeo to fly around the globe with his begging cup in hand for carbon credits when he and his Cabinet are setting no example whatsoever here at home?”: Living Guyana says that “when President Jagdeo orders his entire Cabinet to dispose of their...

Bahamas: Artistic Tourism

  14 February 2009

“All studies about the creative industries…and tourist development indicate that a failsure way of driving tourists to a destination is by creating a purpose for them to visit…but a word of caution to those…who think that they can develop such festivals without the participation and buy-in of the cultural community:...

Haiti, U.S.A.: She's My Daughter

  12 February 2009

“Does our obvious bond seem fake? How could she be anyone other than my daughter?”: Designer Mama relates an unsettling incident at the Canadian border as agents question the legitimacy of her adoption of a little girl from Haiti.

Albania: Mountains and Bunkers

  11 February 2009

Via Stepping Stones and A Nevada Yankee in King Zogs Court, a link to a travel blog – Vagabond Journey.com Travelogue: 9 years of travel through more than 40 countries on 5 continents – whose focus has been on Albania lately (here and here).

India: Kesaria Buddhist Stupa

  11 February 2009

Sirensongs at Feringhee: The India Diaries writes about the Kesaria buddhist stupa, which is being excavated in the countryside of Bihar, India.

Ukraine: Photographing Chernobyl's 4th Block Control Room

  11 February 2009

Photographer Michael Forster Rothbart is back in Ukraine, writing about a shooting session at the Chernobyl Power Plant's Fourth Block Control Room: “[…] Next comes surprise. We enter. It is dark. One security light high above casts one small pool of light. My first thought is that it doesn't look...

Trinidad & Tobago: Be Advised

  10 February 2009

As five developed countries issue travel advisories for Trinidad and Tobago, This Beach Called Life says: “Government’s Vision is clear and that is what is so frightening.”

Sri Lanka: Tri Shaws Are The Best

  10 February 2009

London, Lanka and Drums praises Tri Shaws, or Tuk Tuks as the best form of transport ever invented: “they're pretty damn perfect for day to day things in a country like Sri Lanka.”

Puerto Rico: Unacceptable Crime

  6 February 2009

As Puerto Rico grapples with news of the macabre murder of Sara Kuszak, Dondequiera is unhappy about comments made by a local psychologist and the President of the Hotel and Tourism Association: “What we as a society have not realized is that we can not draw lines around crime and...

Haiti: Baie d'Orange

  5 February 2009

“Living in Haiti brings me face to face with the most urgent and painful result of our environmental crisis: the death of children and the elderly in a village where environmental degradation has led to poverty and starvation”: Konbit Pou Ayiti takes a trip to Baie d’Orange.

Barbados: Stimulating the Economy?

  5 February 2009

“The impact of the global crisis is beginning to take root in Barbados as pre-bookings promising tourist dollars for the treasury dwindle”: Barbados Underground wonders when the government will announce an economic stimulus package.

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