National Geographic Traveler and Conservation International announced the winners of the 2004 World Legacy Awards in sustainable tourism. Winners include a Dubai desert resort that has restored local native plant and animal species, including endangered oryx, and an Aboriginal operated tour company in the Australian outback.
National Geographic Traveler and Conservation International this week named 12 outstanding tourism finalists in the 2004 World Legacy Awards, which recognize excellence in environmental, social, and cultural travel. Finalists include travel enterprises in natural travel, heritage tourism, hotels and resorts, and destination stewardship.
On June 8, 2004, at National Geographic's Washington, D.C.,
headquarters, Queen Noor of Jordan is scheduled to again present the
World Legacy Awards (WLA) for sustainable tourisma joint
program of National Geographic Traveler magazine and
Never mind its chilly nameas a travel destination, Iceland is hot.
Visitors to the North Atlantic island, known as Europe's "land of fire and ice," topped 300,000 last year, more than Iceland's entire population.
Cicada mania is breaking out in a large part of the United States. In the great tradition of U.S. entrepreneurship, restaurants, bars, hotels, and others are preparing for the tourists who will swarm to see the insects. National Geographic Traveler magazine reports on the best things to see and do during the great cicada invasion.