Bimini: Locals speak out

Alison Stancliffe revisits an issue made tragically topical by September’s devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. [The impact of major resort development on a small island was raised last year by blog contributor Blake Dowling.Our recent blog below updated you on developments in Bimini before Hurricance Irma swept in. Go to the Facebook […]

Butterfields Edward Johnson Trust

The Damodaran family run three clean and comfortable ‘homestays’. Rooftop Retreat  – an ideal base from which to explore Mysore city, and a sanctuary at the end of a day’s sightseeing. Coconut View – run by daughter Divya, is a self-catering apartment located in a peaceful suburb near the city’s ashrams and university, suitable for long […]

Cruising the backwaters: my holiday or their home?

Alison Stancliffe, Tourism Concern’s founder, describes her Kerala Backwaters experience: My favourite photo, taken recently in the Indian coastal state of Kerala, shows me climbing a coconut tree. I didn’t expect to find myself up a tree, as I’d set off to do something rather more serious – to check out houseboat tourism in Kerala’s […]

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