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Cuba as a Geo-tourism Destination Last Updated on 2017-11-22 20:14:19 A tourist destination that is a good candidate for preserving its Geo-tourism features would be Havana, Cuba. Havana is the largest city in Cuba, as well as the capital. The city has a population of 2.1 million and was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century. Havana attracts over a million tourists annually due to its architecture, art, and history. Havana is a coastal city so hurricanes and harsh weather frequently visit the island. The city’s architecture is diverse due to its age, ranging from modern day high rise buildings to castles built in the 16th century. Buildings have collapsed and deteriorated over the years due to the lack of resources, funds and maintenance. Fortunately, the Cuban government is working towards preserving buildings, as well as historians. UNESCO has protected Old Havana so that preservation occurs. There is also a group working towards the... More »
Mackinac Island, Michigan Last Updated on 2017-11-21 19:13:05        Mackinac Island, Michigan. Most have never heard of this place, those that have understand the mystique this island holds. It is one of the only places that does not allow any motorized vehicles on the island beyond emergency vehicles such as paramedics and firetrucks; they prefer using bikes or horses to handle their traveling to overall reduce their carbon footprint and hold true to the charm of the island. This location holds pride in the fact that there is so much appreciation for the culture and community along with the natural resources that surround it. ‚ÄčTherefore, I feel it would be a great candidate for preserving its geo-tourism features. Concerning the Geo-tourism feature, I would consider the entire island the feature. Each part plays its part in making it meet the Geo-tourism criteria. Mackinac Island, and the year-round residents all... More »
Geo-tourism: Sedona Verde Valley, Jerome Arizona Last Updated on 2017-11-21 18:07:44   Geo-tourism: Sedona Verde Valley, Jerome Arizona Geo tourism is a concept that is very closely intertwined by definition to other recently coined travel terms such and ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Geo tourism is considered a travel location which preserves or even enhances the geographical integrity of a destination. This geographical integrity includes a locations environment, culture, aesthetic appeal and the overall conservation of local resources. In this blog segment we will be discussing Jerome Arizona as a geo tourism site worth preserving and enhancing while co-mingling personal experience along with factual information about the region. Jerome is a small former mining town just outside of the more iconic city of Sedona Arizona. This quaint mountain town has most definitely made a reputation for itself, and earned a place on the geo-tourism map. So what makes... More »
PM4SD International Certification August 19-23, 2017 Last Updated on 2017-11-21 17:40:42   REGISTRATION IS SOLD OUT!                      This conference will register as part of the UN Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development. The program will focus on building capacity for project management for sustainable tourism,                              PM4SD (Project Management For Sustainable Development) program that will be offered for the first time in the United States, August 19-23 at the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability. Key features of the training include:   First proven successful methodology and qualification for designing and managing tourism projects. The methodology is based on PRINCE2® (Projects In Controlled Environments), a structured method for effective project management, the... More »
Geo-tourism in Nicaragua Last Updated on 2017-11-20 13:15:00 The tourist location that I believe would be a good candidate for preserving its Geo-Tourism features is León, Nicaragua. León is the second largest city in Nicaragua and one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas.  I chose León as my candidate for preserving its geo-tourism features because even without international assistance and guidance, León does a great job at maintaining its geo-tourism locations. Nicaragua works to protect its flora and fauna, historical sites, geological sites, architectural sites, local music, food and culture. With a bit of help and education on how to continue to preserve their geo-tourism sites, León and the rest of Nicaragua would flourish within sustainable tourism. León, Nicaragua is a colonial city rich in history and beautiful architecture. León is home to more colonial churches and... More »