If you check what ecotourism opportunities are available, it’s not hard to find vacations in the ecolodge- and wildlife refuge-laden countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. So why is the U.S. government spending $14 million to develop Ethiopia into an ecotourism destination?
When travellers know that they are contributing positively to the preservation of the environment and cultural heritage of their holiday destination, and travel companies know that they are facilitating responsible tourism, it is a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Few travellers are ever without a trusty water bottle at their side, and more often than not they’re made of plastic, which we know by now is a bit of a problem for the planet. So to avoid the problem of using a disposable plastic bottle altogether why not plan ahead and go for something more durable instead?
Eco travel encompasses all the varients of ecotourism and green travel. So whether it’s responsible travel, sustainable tourism, ethical tourism or culturally aware travel, they all fall under the same umbrella of eco travel. So, in essence, anyone who prefers to travel the green way is an eco traveller.
Did you know 81% of global consumers want brands to be more sustainable? It’s evident that people really want to buy more eco-friendly products, so companies have adjusted and updated their practices to meet customers in the middle. This switch hasn’t always been genuine, though. Some businesses have instead jumped on the eco bandwagon without making their company or products truly green; this is known as greenwashing. Take a look at how you can, and why you should, avoid greenwashing in business.
From vegetarian restaurants to sustainable design shops, Prague has no shortage of sustainable alternatives. So if being one of the best preserved cities in Europe wasn’t good enough cause to visit, here are seven more (and greener) reasons to visit Prague in this mini Prague travel guide.
The words of singer Caetano Veloso encourage writer Katie Hemingway to go and explore Bahia, Brazil. Read on to discover why she fell in love with the place.
When people announce they want to change the world, few people listen because few people really mean it. Bruce Poon Tip means it, and has devoted his entire adult life to making it happen. Looptail reveals his story from humble beginnings to becoming a world-renowned business leader.
Looptail is really important because I want people to understand our story; where we come from. Our company comes from pure intention. Pure intention has a positive impact in the world using tourism as a vehicle. And I want people to know that.
This slideshow was complied for World Travel Market in London last month by Sallie Grayson of peopleandplaces, as part of World Responsible Tourism Day. It’s a great message about responsible volunteering – what it is and what it really means, in SIMPLE terms.