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Elisa Spampinato is a travel writer and a Community Storyteller who has lived and worked in Italy, Brazil, and the UK where she is currently located. Practitioner, researcher, speaker, and consultant for sustainable tourism with years of experience in local development and social projects, and a passionate advocate for ethical and responsible tourism. As a writer, she has collaborated with Tourism Concern, Equality in Tourism, Gender Responsible Tourism – GRT, Travindy and Tourism Watch. She has published a book on Slum Tourism in Rio de Janeiro and she continues telling the stories of tourism encounters in local communities, especially the traditional, rural and indigenous ones. Among other things, she is the Community-Based Tourism specialist and Ambassador for the Transformational Travel Council (TTC) Elisa can be followed on her Blog, Facebook, LinkedIN and Instagram.

11 October 2021

Lessons from A World for Travel

“We are here to work not to chat” – with these encouraging words Christian Delom opened the doors of A World for Travel, in Évora on […]
8 October 2021

Optical illusion creates ‘UFO mirage’ over the sea in Alaska

The images shared on Facebook by Glacier Bay National Park have, since the beginning of the month, provoked enormous discussion and fascination. Why? Some people thought […]
6 October 2021

Discover these cycling routes in Brussels and Flanders

Autumn has arrived and the change of season is starting to become visible: yellow, red and orange have begun to appear in the parks, in the […]
5 October 2021

5 Rules Brits driving in the EU should know about

Only a few days ago, the UK government implemented a rule change that came into force on September 28. Now, Brits driving to the EU will […]
5 October 2021

Thailand to reopen Chiang Mai, Bangkok and other destinations in November

Authorities in Thailand have had to postpone their plans to re-open Bangkok and some other major cities to foreign arrivals until November. The rationale behind this […]
5 October 2021

54 million tourists crossed international borders in July 2021

International tourism enjoyed signs of rebound in June and July 2021 as some destinations eased travel restrictions and the global vaccination rollout advanced in many parts […]
1 October 2021

Belgian government approves federal cycling plan

On Friday September 24th, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved a federal action plan for the promotion of cycling 2021-2024. Named “Be Cyclist”, the plan is […]
1 October 2021

Paris is the most luxurious city in the world

A recent study conducted by money.co.uk analyzed the number of luxury venues in different cities and produced a ranking based on the results. At the top […]
1 October 2021

Belgium: Travelers with fake PCR tests face up to six months in jail

On September 27th, three people who had tried to travel out of Brussels Airport with a forged PCR test earlier this year stood at a trial […]
30 September 2021

Australia’s Fraser Island restored to Aboriginal name K’Gari

Fraser Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992 and Australia’s sixth largest island, has been re-baptized to its pre-settlement name K’gari. From the local Butchulla […]
29 September 2021

Hawaii’s famous “Stairway to Heaven” may be removed

Hawaii’s famous Haiku Stairs are likely to be removed next year, CNN reports, after a Honolulu City Council meeting to discuss ongoing issues with the site. […]
24 September 2021

Meet the man who sailed alone around the world without a GPS

If there is anyone who knows the meaning of complete isolation it’s the Canadian sailor Bert ter Hart. He became the eighth person in the world […]
21 September 2021

New Zealand: Maori party launches petition to change country’s name by 2026

Last Tuesday, the Indigenous political party of New Zealand (the Maori Party) launched a petition on its official website to change the name of the country […]
21 September 2021

This year Portugal should reach 50% of the tourism revenues achieved in 2019

On September 16th, the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Marques, spoke on the sidelines of an international conference on the tourism sector in the […]
20 September 2021

International Tourism Group is launched across European markets

Tourism experts from across Europe have joined forces to launch the International Tourism Group (ITG), a new multinational entity that sets a new standard through a […]
17 September 2021

Albuquerque’s annual Balloon Fiesta is back

From the 2nd till the 10th of October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will create an enchanted world of special-shaped balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and […]
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