Philanthropic Friday: Voluntourism, A Nepal Update, And More

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Nepal2If the travel headlines can be believed – and sometimes they can and sometimes they can’t – tourism is playing a role in speeding the recovery of several popular tourist destinations.

First came word that the tropical-island nation of Vanuatu is recovering strongly from Cyclone Pam, which pounded the island of Tanna, and is welcoming tourists back to its popular dive sites and resorts.

Next was Myanmar. The country was just emerging from a long period of isolation and gaining tremendous buzz as a hot travel destination when Cyclone Komen rocked the country, causing flood, killing more than 100 and affecting nearly 1.3 million residents.

Finally Nepal, and the message that tourists are beginning to trickle back into the country after several earthquakes over the winter and spring.

Nepal 2 While Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, was extensively damaged, many smaller villages around the country were devastated as well.

Leading the charge for Nepal…

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