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Ecotourism and Sustainable
Development, Who Owns Paradise?

Second Edition. By Martha Honey

Please join The Green Arcade for a discussion with Martha Honey, director of the Center for Responsible Travel on Wednesday, November 4, at 7pm. Honey will highlight some of the trends and findings in the newest edition of her classic book, Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise? (Island Press,2008), and will be signing copies.First published in 1999, Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise? is acclaimed as the most comprehensive study of both the theory and practice of ecotourism. Honey updates her original chapter-length case studies on Costa Rica, the Galapagos, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, and South Africa, and adds a fascinating new chapter &endash; the first ever analysis of ecotourism in the United States.

Martha Honey at The Green Arcade, Wednesday, November 4, 7pm

1680 Market Street @Gough, San Francisco CA 92102


www.islandpress.org . www.thegreenarcade.com

The Africa Travel and Nature Library begins with Regional, Country and City editions. Volunteers wanted to research topics for this exclusive series.

To mark Africa Travel Magazine's 14th year on the publishing scene, the editorial team decided to go 'vertical' for the first time ever. Many issues will now focus on a single region, destination country or city.

The first new title on the Africa launching pad was the Ethiopian Millennium Souvenir Edition, a version of which is available in digital format or a printed copy may be ordered by mail. Pages and spreads of several new digital issues are downloadable from www.africa-ata.org/mag.htm Advertising Rates and Data for the new schedule are available from airhwy@smartt.com

Exclusive issues will be produced for each Africa Travel Association Host Country, which includes The Gambia for 2010. In addition,several ATA Chapters will spearhead a special destination issue.

ECO AND CULTURAL TOURISM. Highlights of annual ATA Symposia and host countries.

ATA 35th ANNUAL CONGRESS. Preview of 2010 activities and speakers. Update includes post event photos, highlights and yearbook of past events.


Project Sparked by UN World Urban Forum and Globe Foundation
Recently the United Nations Habitat and World Urban Forum returned to Vancouver, BC, Canada, where Africa Travel Magazine's editors Jerry W. Bird and Muguette Goufrani met with mayors and administrators from a variety of African countries. Between sessions, the editorial team gave African mayors a cultural tour. The result was a decision to initiate a "Great Cities of Africa" Library Series, starting with an insert in each country destination edition. Many more answers will come from our the editors' participation at Globe 2008 in Vancouver this March. As the world's largest enviro-business show, it addresses the challenges of incorporating sustainability principles into the design, development, financing, construction, operation and governance of cities.

While in the past Africa Travel Magazine's event editions featured Namibia, Benin, Morocco, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, SADC Summit, Zambia, Guinea, Cameroon, Nigeria, Angola, Zanzibar, Kenya and Ethiopia, none were exclusive to the host country destination - until now. These archives have been very popular with visitors to travel trade shows in the USA, Canada and around the world.

Prime Circulation for advertisers will include free updates in spring and fall and will target the following categories:

USA & GLOBAL EVENTS. Exhibits at New York Times, NBC, Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe Travel Shows, Adventures in Travel Expos in New York, Washington, Atlanta and Chicago, South Florida, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver - China - Europe.

POWERFUL NEW DATABASE. To reach and influence a target audience of investors, tour operators, corporate travel planners, travel agents, churches, universities, federal and state ministries, tourist boards, mayors, libraries, airlines and airports. Bulk distribution via ATA chapters and partner associations - CCA, PATA, ASTA, ARTA, UNWTO, IIPT, AFRAA and others.

FREE WEB ADS. Print advertisers get LISTINGS AND LINKS on the magazine's award winning web site for one year. This site is ranked #1 on many searches by Google and Yahoo. Most new titles will get their start as E-Magazines, which will precede the printed versions by 3 to 6 months. This will include soon issues in the French language with many Francophone countries in Africa.

The objective is to create a comprensive travel, trade and tourism library with editions on all African city and country destinations, similar to a Nature Library series the same publisher organized several decades ago.