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Africa Sustainable Travel

How Your Next Trip to Mauritius Revolutionizes Tourism

I first landed in Mauritius three years ago and, I haven’t left ever since.  My friends and family back in Mexico think that the green-blue waters and year-round perfect weather allured me to stay. “You...
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Best Eco Experiences for 2018

I’m constantly being asked What’s the best eco-destination? and my answer is always It’s the destination that has placed emphasis on tourism that benefits local communities.  Thankfully, unlike a decade ago, there are more examples...
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Elephant in the Room – Sustainable Solutions for Overcrowded Lands in Southern Africa

Good news: there are too many elephants! Bad news: there are too many elephants! With so many environmental groups fighting to prevent poaching of these impressive beasts for their ivory tusks, it is ironic that...
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Interview with Hopineo Founders – Now Spreading Sustainable Solutions in West Africa

Last year, I had the opportunity to meet game changer Florie Thielin of the Hopineo initiative, which endeavors to use the principles of the sharing economy to promote sustainable tourism.  In exchange for sharing best practices and...
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Madagascar Responsible Travel: Making a Difference in Local Communities

Across Africa, the transformational abilities of tourism have proven invaluable in helping to repair the relationship between people and planet. Sustainable certification standards, like those instituted by South Africa’s Fair Trade Tourism, have ushered in...
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Fair Trade Tourism – First Certified Volunteer Program in the World

Does this sound familiar?  You are a person with sought-after technical, teaching, and/or artistic skills that would love to combine your passion for travel with your pay-it-forward attitude.  You have the drive but are unsure...
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Touches of Home at Africa’s Greenest Hotel: How Sustainability Works for Travelers and Hotel Verde

“We didn’t even know this was possible!” the retired couple from England explained. They were vacationing in South Africa and due to a family issue had to quickly catch a flight from Cape Town back home....
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Photo Essay: My Two Day, Cape Town Eco, Cultural Discovery

Over time, I’ve come to realize that the destinations that affect me the most all over the world have been or are all a part of ancient trading routes. Maybe it’s the diverse mix of...
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Why African Jazz Safari Must Be On Your Bucket List

What is it that comes to mind when you find out that you are going on an African Jazz Safari in Cape Town? Sweet lyricism and melodies? Cultural viewing? Sharing a love of different Jazz...
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Psychographic Analysis of the American Responsible Consumer

Fair Trade Tourism in South Africa asked Greenloons to compile a psychographic analysis report of the American responsible consumer in order to inform South African tour operators and other tourism businesses of the potential market segments...
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