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Feynan Ecolodge: Our four point ethos

Feynan Ecolodge is a 26 room environmentally friendly hotel nestled in the foothills of the majestic Wadi Dana in southern Jordan. The lodge is completely off the grid, powered by solar energy, lit by candlelight at night and run by local Bedouin from the remote, rural communities that surround the lodge. Feynan is the only true ecolodge in Jordan and we achieve this by operating the lodge according to a strong 4-point ethos which is closely tied to the definition of ecotourism. Our ethos is encompassed in the 4 points below:

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Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve on CNN Chile: What winning a World Legacy Award means.

The success The Long Run member Huilo Huilo achieved at ITB by winning the National Geographic World Legacy Award in the category “Conserving the Natural World” is crossing new boundaries with an interview on CNN Chile (in Spanish). Rodrigo Mata talks about his experience of receiving the award, the conservation projects carried out in Huilo Huilo and the positioning of Region de los Rios and Chile as an ecotourism destination.

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Jochen Zeitz, Segera Retreat win 2015 Gala Spa Awards Special Prize

On Saturday 22nd March, Jochen Zeitz and Segera Retreat won a prestigious spa award. The GALA SPA AWARDS 2015, together with Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, Germany, celebrate the in best international care products and spas. This year, 123 hotel and day spa concepts took part in the competition.

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Celebrating African Travel & Innovation at the “WE ARE AFRICA” 2015 Awards

The Long Run is delighted to announce the nomination of four of our members to the 2015 We Are Africa Awards. These awards recognise the most innovative, creative and inspiring achievements from businesses in African travel. After the application deadline on February 20, applicants were shortlisted by a panel of experts in African travel, conservation, branding and design in six categories: Design Africa, Experience Africa, Engage Africa, Conserve Africa, Brand Africa and Shape Africa. Unlike other awards, the “tribe”, who are the rest of members of We Are Africa, will vote for the winner in each category.

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The Orang Laut Swarovski Crystal Fishing Net and Jewellery

Nikoi is very proud to have founded The Island Foundation back in 2010. Over the last five years it has grown from strength to strength. Whilst one of the key objectives of the Foundation has been to improve education standards in the area, the Foundation has also developed programmes to help develop alternative income sources, to develop organised sport and improve health and nutrition. Swarovski has partnered with The Island Foundation charity to stage an exhibition culminating in an auction that spotlights a once nomadic community from the Riau Archipelago – the Orang Suku Laut or ‘People of the Sea’.

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