July 2010

Ecotourism in America: New England eco-itinerary

One does not necessarily need to escape to another country to experience the joy and wonder of New England eco-tourism. In the first of a series of articles highlighting the natural beauty and wildlife viewing...
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Voluntourism: Checkbook Philanthropy Morphing into Participatory Philanthropy

Whether it is responding to the disasters in the Gulf Coast, Haiti and Chile or helping to save sea turtles around Zakynthos island in Greece, voluntourism is fast becoming a popular way to donate one’s...
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Criteria That Makes a Hotel an Eco-hotel?

How can one tell the difference between a true green or eco-hotel and a hotel that employs greenwashing practices?  The good news is that there are some reputable green hotel certification programs, including the Green...
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Ecotourism 101: What is greenwashing?

With a projected value of $474 billion by 2012, ecotourism is fast becoming a growing niche market with hoteliers and destination tour operators promoting their products as environmentally conscious when upon closer inspection, they are...
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Ecotourism 101: How is ecotourism different from other types of tourism?

Ecotourism is different from other types of tourism simply because its distinct clarifications have been incorrectly applied.  Ecotourism, which is a type of travel that focuses on the discovery of a wildlife habitat in a manner...
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Ecotourism 101: What is ecotourism?

Over the last two decades, the term ecotourism has been manipulated in so many different ways, it is no wonder that there is confusion about exactly what is ecotourism.  As evidenced by the video below,...
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