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It’s all a matter of balance, says Cook Islands legend

“Balance is most important. You’ve got to have balance.” Cook Islands legend Pa Teuruaa is explaining what it takes to walk the cross-island trek, but to me, it seems he could just as easily be revealing the secret to his long, happy and uniquely full life. Having recently marked his 5000th hike across Rarotonga, leading ... read more

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World Tourism Day 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Did you know that World Tourism Day falls on Wednesday 27 September 2017? GET INVOLVED! The United Nations General Assembly affirmed when announcing the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, tourism can contribute to all the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental – and ... read more

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Tourism And The Sustainable Development Goal 8

Tourism is one of the driving forces of global economic growth, and currently provides for 1 in 11 jobs worldwide. By giving access to decent work opportunities in the tourism sector, society particularly youth and women, can benefit from increased skills and professional development. The sector’s contribution to job creation is reflected in Target 8.9 ‘’By 2030 devise and implement policies that contribute to sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products” (UNWTO).

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