Some more thoughts on guesthouses and community integrated tourism

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Whenever I come to Fuvahmulah, I cannot help but wonder how we can develop a viable model of community integrated tourism. As hosts, tourism to us is about inviting visitors to our beautiful and unique island. I have always maintained that there are a number of prerequisites that needs to be in place before we launch ourselves as a destination. There are a number of things we can do as a community and the beauty is that most of these things do not actually require any money.

One basic – but very important – element in any destination is cleanliness of the environment. How much money would it require for a council start a community initiative to reduce waste and make individuals responsible for the waste they produce. It only requires a few emotional messages, a few individuals to start a movement.
In the past I have proposed radical exercises…

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