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Hannah Rollings
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What is your Interest?
Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development, Environment, Ecotourism
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Company
Name of Company / Organization:
Adventure Alternative
What is your current job title / department?
Sustainability Coordinator
Seniority Level
Analyst
Department
Other
What would you most like to get out of this network?
Networking, Share Best Practices, Research, Career Opportunities, Potential Investors, Potential Partners
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
Sustainable tourism education and communication. Sustainable tourism best practice. Voluntourism and international development initiatives.
Website
http://www.adventurealternative.com

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Slum-Tourism: The Human Zoo?

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 8:12am 15 Comments

Over the past decade ‘slum tourism’ has sky-rocketed to popularity, seen as a new way to branch outside the more conventional tourist activities. It was further fueled by a rising demand helped on by films such as 'City of God' and 'Slumdog Millionaire'. This form of tourism can actually be dated back to Victorian times, when the curiosity of the upper-classes drove them to London’s East End to witness the living conditions of the poor. A century or so later and slum tours were being offered…

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International Development Best Practice

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 5:06am 0 Comments

Adventure Alternative have spend recent years working to support the indiginous Penan people who live in the rainforests of the Sarawak region of Malaysian Borneo.

A number of villages are represented as a whole, by a central community co-operative, the total number of people represented…

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The Ethics of the International Development Trip: Medical Electives

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 10:31am 0 Comments

Often enough, the West imposes its view of development on to the developing world. This issue extends to the ‘gap year’ and volunteering industries, when the tourist’s needs are places ahead of the communities and environments that they claim to help.

 

There’s real potential for these international development schemes to do good, yet their sudden increase in popularity has seen many organisations cash in on their popularity, without taking the time to develop a business…

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Are we on track for 2015?

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 6:07am 0 Comments

On Tuesday Gavin Bate (Director of Adventure Alternative and founder of Moving Mountains Trust) attended an event to discuss what will happen when the date for completion of the Millennium Development Goals expires. This week the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, co-chaired by the UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron is meeting to discuss the new global framework of development and in…

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