Seabourn Elevates 2019 Alaska And British Columbia Season With New Unesco Banff National Park & Rocky Mountaineer Journey; eGlobal Travel Media

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, is announcing a new pre-cruise opportunity for guests to explore the beauty of western Canada during the upcoming 2019 season in Alaska…

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Seabourn adds Banff & Rocky Mountaineer extentions; LATTE Luxury News

Seabourn has introduced a new pre-cruise opportunity for guests to explore the beauty of western Canada during the upcoming 2019 season in Alaska and British Columbia through the UNESCO Banff National Park & Rocky Mountaineer Seabourn Journeys package. Guests will experience the grandeur of the majestic Canadian Rockies, the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site of Banff National Park and picturesque Lake Louise, including two days on one of the world’s most spectacular rail journeys in a luxury, glass-domed coach.

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15 Best Things To Do In Canada; Ketki Hanamshet; TripHobo

Canada is one of the best tourist destinations to explore! Here are the 15 best things to do in Canada that you must add to your itinerary.

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18 incredible national parks around the world that you need to visit in your lifetime; Jessica Booth; This Is Insider

There are plenty of beautiful national parks outside of the United States that are worth visiting. From gorgeous mountains China to huge waterfalls in Iceland, here are some of the world’s most amazing national parks that you’ll definitely want to visit in your lifetime.

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8 Things to Do in Banff National Park, Alberta; Jennifer Nied; Budget Travel

A rich history, jaw-dropping natural scenery, and activities for all abilities make Banff the ideal home base for exploring Canada’s oldest national park.

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See the coast, cities and mountain peaks on this trip of a lifetime to the Canadian Rockies; Jennifer Franklin; Rocky Mountaineer

How to see and do it all on your next vacation…

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Secret Spring Skiing In The Canadian Rockies; Lisa Ellen Niver; We Said Go Travel

After seeing the photos of the gorgeous blue waters of Lake Louise, I knew I needed to visit the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada but I did not realize my first visit would be to see snow in May! I traveled by Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff National Park and stayed at the historic … Continued

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Banff, Jasper and the incredible sights you’ll see driving up the Alaska-Canadian Highway; Steve McMurren; Anchorage Daily News

Scott McMurren: “Today, you should be prepared for the most beautiful drive of your life,” said the bellman as we hit the road going northwest toward Jasper.

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Director of UNESCO World Heritage Centre welcomes Barclays’ policy to prevent financing damaging activities at World Heritage sites; Unesco

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Barclays has announced their first public policy that will prevent the bank from financing projects in World Heritage sites and Ramsar Wetlands, following WWF’s call for the world’s banks to stop financing damaging activities in the planet’s most precious places.

Despite being awarded the highest levels of protection by the United Nations, almost half of all natural and mixed World Heritage sites are threatened by harmful industrial practices such as oil and gas exploration and mining. One such project that Barclays has been linked to funding is the controversial Canadian Trans Mountain Pipeline, which carries crude and refined oil from Alberta to the west coast of British Columbia including through Alberta’s Jasper National Park, part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage site. Since 1954 there have been six oil spills from the section of the pipeline that overlaps the World Heritage site.

Barclays’ new policy will cover mining, oil and gas and major infrastructure industries.

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Can public pressure encourage banks to help #SaveOurHeritage?; WWF

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A WWF poll shows that 7 in 10 of us would consider switching banks to one that doesn’t fund damaging activity in UNESCO World Heritage sites – supporting our call for all banks to develop or improve their existing World Heritage policies.

The poll comes as Barclays today confirmed their first public policy committing the bank to stop financing potentially environmentally damaging projects in World Heritage sites – becoming the first major UK bank to respond to our call made last year. While their new policy can be tightened further, it’s an encouraging step in our campaign to #SaveOurHeritage.

Despite their protected status, almost half of all natural and mixed World Heritage sites are threatened by harmful industrial practices such as oil and gas exploration and mining. As lenders of capital, banks have a crucial role in protecting these sites, by making sure they are not financing the companies responsible.

We’ve been calling on all banks to make sure they have robust World Heritage policies in place, releasing a report last year, How Banks Can Safeguard Our World Heritage.

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