Thursday 28 May 2009

Cyclone Aila 2009 Support Group

Cyclone Alia has hit Eastern India! Scores of people affected and displaced.We are promoting a face book group to support the victims of Cyclone Aila to update on the events and help raise funds for those affected in India.We are currently co-ordinating with our partners in the affected area to ensure that we support them based on their needs. Regular updates will be posted here. In the meanwhile, please spread the message about this group and join us in this endeavour.We need your support!Check and for updates.Those who are tweeting, please use #alia2009

Tuesday 5 May 2009

RT networking at SATTE 2009

Navin Berry, Rika Jean-Francoise, Gopinath Parayil, Ashish Gupta
The Blue Yonder in association with Travel to Care and ICRT India organised a Responsible Tourism Networking event in partnership with ITB - Berlin at the SATTE April 2009 in New Delhi. The event gave opportunity for many new initiatives on Responsible Tourism to pitch their work to a global audience. Though TBY had taken initiatives to organise similiar events at the back drop of World Travel Market in London and at the ITB in Berlin, this was the first time such a networking was beamed online.

The text interaction with participants from Croatia, Ghana, Vienna, Kerala was streamed live

attendees who stayed back till the end of the networking event.

TBY amongst the Condé Nast Traveler's 8 great trips that give back

"Yes We Can! Eight Great Trips That Give Back"
April 2009 edition of Condé Nast Traveler has featured The Blue Yonder holidays as one of the 8 great trips that give back. The series of short articles introduces various trips in different parts of the world, "You don't have to wear a hair shirt and dig a well to give back when you travel. Here are 8 great trips that connect you with the world"

The article has quite a lot of factual errors, however shows the spirit of the holiday. Along with our holidays along River Nila in Kerala (India), the other countries featured are Mozambique, Mexico, South Africa, Cambodia, Jordan, Costa rica and Kenya.