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Christa Markley

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Costa Rica Quests bring together conservation and community

Mar 13, 2019 |

From the Field

| by Christa Markley

In late November 2018, on a day like any other in Costa Rica’s dry season, representatives from  nature and birding organizations grabbed their day packs and set out into the forests of Sarapiquí. Their mission: explore not only its abundant biodiversity and conservation history, but also its ...

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News Bin - December 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the December 14th edition, read more about the following:...

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Fighting the crowds: Seeking solutions to overtourism at World Tourism Day Forum and beyond

Oct 30, 2018 |

Conservation

| by Christa Markley

Imagine yourself at Machu Picchu. We’ve all seen photos of this iconic attraction, so it’s easy to conjure: there you are, gazing out on the abandoned stone sanctuary and jagged green peaks, as a gentle mist hangs silently over the scene, beckoning you to explore. Maybe there’s a llama grazing ...

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News Bin - October 30, 2018

Oct 30, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the October 30th edition, read more about the following:...

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The message in the medium: which social channel is for you?

Aug 1, 2018 |

Tips and Resources

| by Christa Markley

Chances are you’ve been told that social media is the best way to expand your marketing reach. But you may be at a loss as to which channel is the best medium for you, as a group travel planner. Where should you invest your effort? Which is best for a type of message? Here we break down three ...

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Into the Heart of Wild India

For many, India travel evokes visions of resplendent temples and palaces, aromatic spices, traditional dress and dance....

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News Bin - June 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the June 29th edition, read more about the following:...

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News Bin - June 1, 2018

Jun 1, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the June 1st edition, read more about the following:...

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News Bin - April 28, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the April 28th edition, read more about the following:...

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Visual Affects: Selecting Photos to Market Your Trip

Apr 27, 2018 |

Tips and Resources

| by Christa Markley

You’ve chosen your destination, crafted your itinerary, and devised your marketing plan – now it’s time to advertise your trip. Whether you’re using print ads, social media, posters, or brochures, there’s one unifying element that goes a long way to your success: photos....

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