Why the World Needs Sustainable Tourism: Tourism is the New Colonialism

One of the most prevalent myths about tourism is that where there is tourism, there is economic progress. Tourism, like any other global industry, affects each destination differently. There are the winners, such as Cyprus, an island destination that has reaped the economic benefits of tourism to the tune of $2.4 billion euros annually (Lemesios et al., 2016). Tourism has invigorated the Cypriot economy and provided an invaluable source of income to locals. Very few

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A Message to Fellow Graduates!

As my time at Profugo comes to an end, I can’t help but think about my future and where I’ll be headed afterwards. As a senior, I am familiar with the feeling of dread that settles in my stomach when someone asks me “What will you be doing after graduation?” My friends and I have had discussions about our futures, and the conversations always come with weird mix of dread and excitement. Although we can’t

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Meet our Team – Dr. Peter, Profugo’s COD Director

Meet Dr. Peter, a subject matter expert and Director of Profugo’s Center of Development (COD). He’s the glue that keeps it all together and the backbone of the Global Neighborhood. Dr. Peter offers us an insight into his world, over 8,000 miles away, in Wayanad, India. Read more to find out how Dr. Peter does it all! RAIGAN WHEELER (RW): Where is the place you call home? PETER (DR. P): Where I am, that’s my

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Inward, Outward, Backward, and Forward: A Final Glance

My two months in Prashanthagiri ended just one week ago, and already I can see how my life has been changed by the experience. Visiting with family and friends since I’ve been home always brings up the same question. “So,” my grandmother would say over welcome-home tacos or my friend Christina would ask while we sat on the couch in her living room, “how was India?” For some odd reason I thought I would come

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