July 2013

EarthCheck Certification Focuses on Carbon Emissions

The origins of EarthCheck certification 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...
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Far-reaching & Transparent: Biosphere Responsible Tourism Eco-Certification

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...
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What You Need to Know Before Taking a Winter Flight

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...
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How to Have a Stress Free Travel Experience

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....
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Focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility, TourCert Offers German, European Standard for Ecotourism

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...
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Sustainability in Practice: Peruvian Amazon Travel

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...
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