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in the forefront championing ecotourism and supporting the documentary film, Gringo
Trails by anthropologist, Peggy Vail, Outboundings Ethan Gelber and The New York TravFest co-hosted a
Q&A following last Sunday nights film at the Cinema Village in New York
City. You can revisit and add more comments on Outboundings AMA
with Peggy Vail.
After last weeks most revealing and shocking article Is
Dynamic Pricing the Travel Industrys Biggest Scam? by Indiana Jo, we were all excited
and ready for our AMA
with our guest, Chris Elliott, travel consumer protection advocate who generously
enlightened us with his candid and knowledgeable responses.
Recent hot discussions
Active Outbounding Member, Jim oDonnel returned from a sustainable
investigation of Finland this summer at the geologically intriguing Kvarken
Archipelago World Heritage Site where he interviewed those who are
maintaining the area which was published in Vrai Magazine.
Continuing right now is the discussion: Can
we mend, not end, voluntourism? This has been a hot topic on
Outbounding for some time and experts in the field Sallie Grayson and Shannon
O'Donnell have opened the debate. There
are a lot of interested members on the post, please feel free to add your
opinions to the discussion!
Also in line with responsible travel and ethical practices, there
is a debate on `Make
your gap year responsible and sustainable. Please feel free to add your
Tired of reading? Sit back and enjoy an aesthetically pleasing
of Memory filmed in the Atlas Mountains of central Morocco
For new Outbounding members or members who would like to catch
up on something excellent that they may have missed, you can go to Must Reads.
to Outbounder, Jo Fitzsimons former lawyer, current travel adventurer for brilliantly co-hosting
our AMA with Chris Elliott in which she kept the hard consumer protection questions
flowing. Our special thanks also goes to Chris
Elliott who actively contributed to an excellent discussion.
Also much appreciated in the Chris Elliott
AMA was the participation of new Outbounder, Kate Varini, Senior Lecturer at Oxford
School of Hospitality Management, an international
expert on Dynamic Pricing who presented some other sides of the issues.
Big shoutouts also to the experts in
voluntourism who are on now ready for your comments, Sallie Grayson and Shannon ODonnell.
gratitude also goes to all the many
participants in the Outbounding events and discussions this week who not only
comment, contribute posts but who also share our discussions with their
follows. Thanks to all!
Thanks to those who have made suggestions
for our Outbounding community. Keep it coming. We love it! All ideas for
discussion topics, events, AMA of experts are most welcome. Remember, this is your community.
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