In an attempt to curb the influx of cruise liners along this route, last week the Italian government ruled large cruise ship traffic through Venice’s lagoon will be limited, and enforced.
Brazil has Carnival, America has Thanksgiving, England has Guys Fawkes and Ireland has… Halloween.
Being “green” has become so popular and marketable that many companies greenwash to cash in on the hype, without cleaning up their businesses.
Summer Sailstice is a chance for the global sailing community to get together and help promote and celebrate sailing. Why not join in?
After writing about whether it was appropriate to promote airlines on an eco travel blog last week, which prompted a great discussion, I discovered Air New Zealand was named the winner in the Global Tourism Business category at the 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Then, the usual question popped into my head: “Can I really go celebrate the joining forces of two airlines? It’s not particularly in keeping with the concept of eco travel.”
Last year, hundreds of millions of people switched off their lights for Earth Hour. Yet, surprisingly, when I speak to people about it; ask them what they’re doing to mark the occasion I am met with blank stares. Like they have no idea what I’m taking about.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a worldwide standard by which to measure sustainable destinations? One of the core goals of the GSTC is to do just that.
Festivals bring out the best in people. Whether the sun is splitting the rocks, the rain is falling freely or the mud is knee-deep, you’re still guaranteed to see smiles and good humor. Here are a just a few on around the world in January.
Zoos are not the only place where the treatment of elephants has been of concern for animal activist groups. Elephants are regularly used as a tourist attraction in Asia, and elephant riding is considered a “must” when visiting Thailand. In addition to providing rides, elephants are often used to perform circus tricks, paint pictures, or give massages. It’s a contentious issue.