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10 Places to Visit, As Chosen By Top Eco-Bloggers - TripAdvisor Holiday Lettings - 01/28/2016
9 Green Travel Bloggers Worth Following This Year - TripAdvisor FlipKey - 09/17/2015
Meeting with Irene Lane - Hopineo - 07/30/2015
Tread Lightly: Eco Travel with Your Kids - Green Child Magazine - 06/24/2015
America's Greenest Cities - Travel + Leisure - 05/04/2015
Ecotourism's Many Shades of Green - MSN Causes - 04/15/2013
The Gathering in Ireland - Departures (American Express) - 03/14/2013
Water Experiences - Eye Explore - 02/2013
A New Beginning: 50 Shades of Green Travel - The Huffington Post - 01/06/2013
The Dawning of A New Age In Family Travel (Photos) - The Huffington Post - 10/24/2012
Top Eco-Escapes - Living Green Magazine - 08/09/2012
Families Give Back with Greenloons - Recommend Magazine - 06/28/2012
The Interview: Irene Lane, Greenloons - Everett Potter's Travel Report - 06/26/2012
ABCs of Sustainable Tourism - MotherNatureNetwork - 03/13/2012
Moroccon Bicycle Trip - The Montreal Gazette - 03/01/2012
The Queen of Green Travel - Milkshake.com 11/07/2011
Top 28 Adventure Travel Companies - About.com 10/27/2011
Irene Lane Scheduled to Speak at ESTC 2011 - ESTC 2011 News, 07/13/2011
Great Getaways for Active Families - SheKnows, 07/11/2011
The Tourist (sans Johnny Depp) - FedTech Bisnow, 03/01/2011
 
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Traveling to Find Your Roots - New York Times, 11/15/2013
50 Tours of a Lifetime for 2013 - National Geographic Traveler, 04/10/2013
From Venture Capital to Hiring, Entrepreneurs Discuss Challenges - Washington Post's Capital Business, 03/03/2013
Without Reservations - OnEarth Magazine, 11/30/2012
Blogalicious - I Am Modern, 04/2012
Five Eco-friendly Destinations Beckon for 2012 Holidays  - Vancouver Sun, 01/06/2012
Green Scoop - Global Traveler, 10/2011
Animal Addict's Guide to Global Volunteer Travel - Nola Lee Kelsey, 07/2011
 
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Podcast / Speaking Engagements
AdventureNEXT Balkans, Ohrid Macedonia, 05/11/2016
Travel Massive, Washington DC, 03/24/2016
Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference, Quito, 04/28/15
Ecotourism Strategies & Best Practices, US Department of State IVLP, 06/04/2014 & 09/06/2013
Ecotourism Examples and Challenges, DC EcoWomen, 04/15/2014
Digital Marketing Strategy Trends (Guest Lecturer), George Washington University, 03/21/2016 & 04/06/15 & 03/18/2013
Introduction to Tourism & Hospitality (Guest Lecturer), George Washington University, 02/25/2013
Greenloons on Sustainable Destinations - The Intentional Traveler, 07/20/2012
Entrepreneur Road Map - This American Startup, 07/03/2012
 
Radio
Why Jordan is an Emerging Eco-Destination & its Top Sites - Azumano Travel Show (Portland, Oregon), 11/05/2011
Top Emerging Green Destinations - Azumano Travel Show (Portland, Oregon), 10/15/2011
 

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ITR is a non-profit organization that maintains a Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCO and is a member of the UNWTO and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), which is supported by the United Nations Foundation and the UNEP.

BIOSPHERE RESPONSIBLE TOURISM Certification, sponsored by Instituto de Turismo Responsable (ITR), recognize and certify the destinations and touristic industry that are sustainably managed and, therefore, are examples of sustainability in international tourism.  Biosphere is a GSTC-recognized certification program, and is the only and first in the world that is GSTC-approved.

The requirements demanded by BIOSPHERE standards are grouped in the following areas: The preservation of natural, cultural and landscaping heritage; the economic and social development of the local community; the contribution of the entity to the quality of life of the employees; the conservation of the environment; and the satisfaction of the clients regarding his/her involvement in the system and the quality of the service. 

The Sustainable Tourism Certification Alliance (the "Alliance") aims to create an integrated regional approach to sustainable tourism certification initially in southern and East Africa with stakeholders from other African countries encouraged to participate as a means of broadening the scope of the Alliance over time. For more information, click here

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Local Travel Movement, which connects independent and mindful travelers with local people
International Ecotourism Society (TIES), which promotes responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment and improve the well-being of local people
 
 
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