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Ecotourism Industry Profile

Ecotourism Defined – Book Authentic Travel Experiences

Ecotourism defined as travel experiences that focus on a destination’s social, economic and environmental characteristics starts off as a fantastic option for families, couples or solo travelers.  But, confusion quickly sets in as various questions...
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India Ecotourism Leads to Community Economic Development

During the past decade, India ecotourism has emerged as a way to label destinations displaying a concern for the protection of natural panoramic areas, its flora- wildlife habitat, local population, and their well-being.  In developing...
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Philanthropy, Sustainability and Ecotourism in Montenegro

Situated in the hills of Montenegro lays a little village named Pod Ostrog. While the village has only 200 residents, there are one million tourists annually visiting due to the Serbian Orthodox Monastery Ostrog. The...
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Conservation Story Behind Uakari Lodge in the Brazilian Amazon

The link between conservation efforts and tourism in the Amazon became stronger after Rio Earth Summit in 1992. By then, the Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development was expanding its impact around a special floodplain forest area of...
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Chile Family Travel – Sustainable But There’s Much Work Still To Do!

Chile was recently awarded the distinction of being one of the most sustainable travel destinations. The reality for Chile family travel options is that we Chileans still have a long path ahead until we can...
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G Adventures Advances UN Sustainable Development Goals Through 50-in-5 Tourism Campaign

Last fall, G Adventures announced the 50-in-5 campaign as part of the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.  I had an opportunity to ask Kim McCabe of G Adventures, a few questions about the goals...
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Importance of Sustainable Microenterprises for Small Farmers

There are 500 million small farmers across the world producing around 70% of the global food supply. They do this despite the numerous threats and challenges that they face on a daily basis. This is...
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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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Jordan’s Creative Eco Experiences Foster Community Development in Petra

My journey to Petra Jordan began in 2005.  Having never travelled to the Middle East, the first time I looked at a map of where Jordan was, I was a little unsure what to expect....
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Off the Beaten Path: Lazio Ecotourism Reveals Diverse History and Traditions – Sustainably!

As we walked along the short trail back from the olive grove in Lazio, I began to smell fresh mint and other aromatic herbs underfoot, wildly growing on the side of the farmhouse, and instantly...
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