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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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Sustainable Travel Through Cotopaxi Ecuador

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Quito, Ecuador to give a presentation at the Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC). Many speeches and declarations were made during the conference, but the most notable was when the...
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Only in Ireland…Yurt Travel That Overlooks Famed Castle Grounds

I had just landed in Dublin, after an overnight flight from Washington DC, on a sunny morning a few weeks ago and found myself once again caught in those beautiful in-between hours when the adrenaline...
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Wild Alaska Environmental Commitment – Benefits for Tourism

Wild Alaska, as it is sometimes known, is one of the least densely populated places in the world, and much of the state remains wild and road-less. Travel to Alaska typically focuses on these remote...
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Waking up in the Colorful Rainforest of Peru

Life is pretty good when you wake up in a comfortable bed, fully refreshed and ready for the day. Then again, life is extra good when waking up to hear the lyrical sounds of birds,...
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Calculating Triple Bottom Line Benefits of Green Tourism Investments

Within the tourism industry as well as many others, the phrase “green is good for business” has been a ubiquitous one, especially in the last decade. But, other than anecdotal information, there has not been...
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Get Hands-on for Australia Conservation

Last October, the Conservation Ecology Centre near Cape Otway in Victoria, Australia announced the birth of four Tiger Quoll joeys. The announcement was significant because even 10 years ago, Wild Tiger Quolls were thought to...
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Alaska Glacier Lodge is Great Example of Ecotourism in Action

There are many reasons why Alaska Glacier Lodge in Kenai Fjords National Park is a great example of Ecotourism in Action.  We’ve listed just seven of them below. The project is small-scale and developed with...
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General Criteria for Eco-hotels

The hotel industry is beginning to standardize its evaluation criteria for what constitutes eco-hotels. Next time you are traveling for business or pleasure, check out whether the hotel is enacting business practices that: stems allergens...
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