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Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

Author: Carolin Lusby

Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks

ISBN: 9781863352369

Category: Travel

Page: 151

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Tourism: the good, the bad and the ugly. As one of the biggest industries in the world, tourism contributed ten percent of the world’s GDP before the pandemic brought it to an historic standstill. Hailed as a smokeless industry, it was seen as a tool for development by serving as an income and job creator. The industry was expanding in oftentimes uncontrolled forms, reaching over one billion international travelers before the virus halted all travel. This edited volume highlights the issues the industry faces, including impacts on the environment, culture, and residents. As the industry rebounds post-pandemic, this book gives space to imagine a more equitable and ethical industry. Bringing together expert authors from around the world, contributions highlight possible ways the industry can be developed more beneficially for people and planet. From nature-based tourism in Africa which protects natural resources by involving local communities and offering cultural interpretation; to vernacular design of tourism buildings and ecolodges that honors and celebrates the local; to considering ways in which cruise ship tourism can offer meaningful encounters instead of contributing to overtourism; to taking a hard look at volunteer tourism and the ways in which it inadvertently prioritizes profit and traveler needs over the needs of local communities, and how it can be developed more ethically; to examining tourism as a tool to increase interculturalism and intercultural understanding; and to the sensitive issue of ethnic tourism to discover one’s roots and identify and aid in community development. This book celebrates the ways in which tourism brings us together and can add to our personal and planetary well-being by consciously choosing the ways we travel and how we develop travel opportunities.

Destination Unknown (LP)

Destination Unknown (LP)

Author: Hadley Hoover

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387513512

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Page: 414

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He drives a big rig & has even bigger plans . . . for someoneÕs death. She drives her motherÕs car & wishes she had a plan . . . for her own life. He lacks conscience. She lacks confidence. He has $10,000 . . . which surely will accomplish his ultimate goal of freedom. She has $1.30 . . . until a windfall brings more freedom than she knows how to handle. He meets her when he has begun to lose hope. She meets him when sheÕs begun to find hope. He thinks sheÕs in Milford, Nebraska. She wonders why sheÕs in Milford, Maine. ItÕs an understandable, but potentially deadly mistake.

Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

Author: Gordon Jackson

Publisher: Th1nk Books

ISBN: 1576835413

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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On any given day, major decisions rest on your shoulders -- things too important to mess up. How do you know if you're making the right choices? How do you know if you're not? Destination Unknown serves as a quick reference guide for the tough decisions you have to make. It won't make the choice for you, but it can steer you in the right direction. The alphabetical index will point you to over sixty topics. Whether you have a question about making a godly choice or just need a quick gut check for validation, "The Big Five" road map explained in this book -- Scripture, prayer, advice, circumstances, and inner peace -- can point you in the right direction. Book jacket.

Rose Allatini: A Woman Writer

Rose Allatini: A Woman Writer

Author: George Simmers

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244791339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Rose Allatini is remembered today for writing 'Despised and Rejected', the only novel to be prosecuted under the Defence of the Realm Act during the Great War as 'liable to prejudice recruiting in His Majesty's forces. The book's positive depiction of homosexuals and conscientious objectors alarmed the wartime authorities. But Rose Allatini was also the author (under several disguises) of nearly forty other novels, over seven decades. This monograph sets out to dispel the myth that these other books were no more than romantic pot-boilers. The novels' themes include: critiques of the position of women in London and Vienna at the start of the twentieth century; an exploration of the experience of mental illness; warnings of the rise of Nazism in thirties Austria, depictions of the experiences of refugees in London during the Second World War; and speculations about spiritual healing. Rose Allatini was a novelist who went where many others did not care to venture.

Boys' Life

Boys' Life

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Page: 72

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Destinations Unknown

Destinations Unknown

Author: Africa Institute of South Africa

Publisher: Africa Inst of South Africa

ISBN: UOM:39015056507869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Skilled migration has been increasing from South Africa since the end of apartheid, is likely to continue doing so, and is not being matched with an equal number of skilled immigrants. This is a contentious and important policy topic, and the subject of public debate in South Africa and beyond. This work represents some of the most comprehensive research undertaken on skilled migration - the so called brain-drain - from South Africa, Botswana and Lesotho; and on the skilled South African diaspora, supporting assumptions and findings with concrete data to produce an accurate picture of the realities of skilled migration. The study sets the phenomenon into regional context, and against the background of unskilled migrations in the region. It surveys the views of skilled South Africans, Botswanans and Basotho and the views of South African employers on the brain-drain, and the situation of women. It further considers implications for national immigration policy and policies designed to redress present imbalances given South Africa's imperative to develop.

Export Control Policy

Export Control Policy

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. Subcommittee on Foreign Agricultural Policy

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00172013260

Category: Export controls

Page: 363

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