Empirical research in rural India indicates a ¨high education trap¨ that fails to reward higher education with higher wages after a certain point, and that this trap penalizes women especially. Meanwhile, research of tourism labor in developing countries implies greater benefits for women than for men in tourism employment. This proposed study would gather qualitative, empirical data about community-based tourism employment in rural India and its capacity to address this trap. The ‘sustainable livelihoods framework’ would be used as a theoretical framework for the research.
In San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, the non-profit organization Long Way Home (LWH) has completed their pilot earthship structure: a small round home made mostly of rammed earth-filled tires and trash-filled plastic bottles. Through its recreation park, LWH has engaged the community of San Juan Comalapa in its alternative methods.
Good fiction weaves threads of truth into a fabric of narrative invention. In The Art of Political Murder, Francisco Goldman inverts this order. He gives a non-fiction account of the Guatemalan human rights activist and bishop Juan Gerardi in 1998. In Goldman’s journalistic investigation of the murder and its aftermath, he untangles threads of secrecy and deceit, He then weaves them into a fabric of historical record so compelling that it reads like pulsating fiction.
Abstract: This study demonstrates that volunteers can contribute valuable labor, among other benefits, to their host farm destinations. The study uses data from volunteer and host farm applications to the WWOOF Canada organization, as well as a survey delivered to the host farms. The contribution of volunteer tourists to organic farms as human resources is an example of a symbiotic relationship or synergy between tourism and environmental projects.
Abstract: This article examines the relationship between tourism and begging street children in
destinations. It looks at one empirical study that has been made on the topic in Madagascar,
and reviews travel guides and online travel information for advice to travelers about how to
address begging and street children. There is a lack of consensus on the
relationship between tourism and begging street children. More research and discussion is due.
Abstract: Caribbean cruise ship tourism presents threats to the natural environment that are failing to be addressed by existing policy and enforcement mechanisms. An environmental tax in the form of a ‘user fee’ is proposed as an incentive-based policy instrument. The two-fold effects would be 1) the capture of more economic rent for Caribbean destinations’ natural resources, and 2) a reduction of the environmentally harmful activity of mass cruise ship tourism in the area.