Month

July 2013
The origins of EarthCheck date back to 1997 when the Australian government created the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) in order to produce science based research about sustainability in the travel industry. In the ensuing decade, the STCRC focused on helping tourism businesses and organizations benchmark and enhance their triple bottom line first for...
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Biosphere responsible tourism logo
Of all the eco-certifications available to guiding companies and accommodations worldwide, Biosphere is the only one to have been Approved (versus Recognized) by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as having an independently verified process that is reliable, transparent and aligned with the universally accepted criteria for sustainable tourism. What does this mean to consumers who...
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People do make travel plans during winters but when it comes to flights you need to be prepared for the worst. Storms are quite common during this season and expect your plans to go awry because of winter flight cancellations and delays. While you cannot do anything about the inclement weather but you can certainly...
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Traveling abroad is never easy. Right from booking flight tickets to finding affordable accommodation in an unknown country, everything seems to be a challenging task. First-time travelers, especially, can be bogged down with these challenges. However, don’t refrain from experiencing a whole new world just because of some obstacles in your path. Here’s a helpful...
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Tour Cert Logo
Formulated by social responsibility experts in the tourism industry, universities, political realm, environmental policy and development organizations, TourCert awards certifications to organizations that specify how their business activities impact social and ecological programs. TourCert is a non-profit organization that partners with four other non-profits based in Germany. These partners are focused on the issues surrounding...
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View of Rio Tambopata
Quite often, I am asked to describe the typical Greenloons travel experience with respect to how our trips promote sustainability for communities, the environment and for travelers. It’s always a pleasure for me to give examples, and the latest is no exception. This May, I had the opportunity to participate in a photo safari as part...
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