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482. An Innovative Example of Social Tourism

In Italy, where social cooperatives have long played a key role in filling the gaps left exposed by dwindling public services, the Città Solare is pioneering an innovative form of social tourism, bringing together the disadvantaged in need of training and employment, the marginalized in need of accommodation and tourists and travellers looking for a […]

403. Le Mat and the social cooperative Cadore – experimenting a new development in the mountains of Italy

Le Mat’s social entrepreneurs would like tourism to be something more than spending free time and consuming new adventures, more than a specialized industry. We like tourism as an opportunity to restore, to return, to add value to the daily work and difficulties, to the inventions and extraordinary battles of all the persons living in […]

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319. Welcome to the first hotel in the British Commonwealth to be co-operatively owned

The Renmark Hotel, the oldest co-operatively owned hotel in the British Commonwealth, stands beside the Murray River in South Australia’s Riverland region. It first opened its doors in 1897 and has continued to serve the district’s renowned local produce from the same site ever since. Although the hotel’s collective ownership has remained unchanged since the […]

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318. Weaving a future

When Pablo Neruda visited the ancient Peruvian city of Machu Picchu, the ruins inspired an entire book of poetry. In The Heights of Machu Picchu Neruda called to the indigenous people who once lived there: “Look at me from deep in the earth,/tiller of fields, weaver, quiet shepherd…/Show me your blood and your furrow…/And give […]

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317. Dinosaur tracks bringing tourists to Lesotho

They started their activities in 2007 and now have around twelve members – mainly young people but also some older people – most of whom are from the local community of Hasimone in Leribe District, North East Lesotho. They focus on tourism, in particular on encouraging people to visit the dinosaur footprints they have found […]