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Known as GATN, we are a network of different YMCAs that promote Alternative Tourism. Initiated by the Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs, the GATN  is a community-based initiative anchored within the concepts of fair-trade and global citizenship. The Young Men's Christian Association, because of its unique...

 

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Being a part and parcel of modern day living, the number of leisure travellers is steadily on the rise. The United Nations World Tourism Organisations (UNWTO) reported a billion tourism and leisure arrivals in different worldwide destinations, and has projected global tourism arrivals exceeding 1.5 billion in a year...

 

 

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In developing countries, tourism is promoted extensively as a means of poverty alleviation, and as an agent of economic development. The Asia-Pacific region, home for around 65% of the world's population, entices tourists from this and other regions with marketing slogans such as Incredible India..

 

 

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