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Looking back on the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism

Looking back on the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism
October 21, 2021
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Michael Palmer

Editor, TentHVAC

Michael Palmer is an outdoor enthusiast who likes to go on weekend backpacking trips with his dog Rory.

He likes writing and works as an editor at TentHVAC, a collective of enthusiasts who love travel, backpacking, and camping. . 

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