Hello Kitty Appointed as Special Sustainable Tourism Ambassador

The United Nations designated the year 2017 “International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development” and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (Headquarters in Madrid; Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai) plays a leading role to promote it. UNWTO and Sanrio signed an agreement that appoints Hello Kitty as Special Ambassador of the International Year. Sanrio’s best-known character, Hello Kitty will promote the Year’s campaign […]

Jewel of the Indian Ocean

Jewel of the Indian Ocean

And so I begin to describe something that transcends words. I do not think anyone predicted what a magical experience this tour would be. Hats off to Cynthia and Larry for discovering such kind and inspirational, yet slightly crazy Sri Lankans. And then, accommodating us all through periods of various emotions, heartbreak, uncontrollable laughter and episodes of bad dancing during […]

Gorilla Tourism – New Hope for Africa’s Gorillas

Gorilla Tourism – New Hope for Africa’s Gorillas

There are four subspecies of gorillas living in east and central Africa rain forests. These include the mountain gorilla, the eastern and western lowland gorillas, and the cross river gorillas. The gorillas share 95% of their DNA with humans hence have become the prime tourist attraction in Africa drawing a significant number of tourists. Mountain gorillas being the largest of […]

A journey to Sri Lanka

Written by  Shyama Fuad                                                                                                                             I recall leaving Sri Lanka and my family of origin on 22 May. Ironically, this was Republic day in Sri Lanka when Sri Lanka got its independence from British rule.  It was a tearful one, as I was embarking on a journey to start a new chapter of my life in a land where I knew […]

World’s Gorilla Population Under Threat

World’s Gorilla Population Under Threat

Gorillas like other primates have different types which include the popular mountain gorillas, the western low land, and the eastern low land gorillas. These three subspecies of gorillas live in a limited range of habitats and ecosystems typically tropical and subtropical equatorial rain forests in Africa for example mountain gorillas live only in the Virunga mountains region which is found […]

Conversations in Ladakh

Conversations in Ladakh

By Lea Trafford The journey of many crazy kilometres begins with a single email. The land of many La(h)s. I didn’t know until we were preparing to walk up to and over them that literally Ladakh meant “many passes” and they weren’t kidding. I was in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India earlier in the year on a Uniting Journey tour with […]

Clean the World

The Responsible Travel Guide has worked with the Clean the World organization in the past (in fact, we have even volunteered there by shaving down used soap) and we look forward to working them again in the future.  For those who are not familiar, Clean the World organizes, promotes and produces the collection of used soaps, shampoos and other toiletries […]

Kwita Izina Boosts Rwanda’s Tourism

Kwita Izina Boosts Rwanda’s Tourism

The annual gorilla naming ceremony that is to be held on 5th September 2015 at the Volcanoes National Park has been reported to be a big boost to Rwanda’s tourism industry. Here is a reproduction of an interview between the New Times Rwanda reporter and Peninah Kamagaju one of the local guides in Rwanda. For the past nine years, Peninah Kamagaju has […]