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Infographic – Ecotourism Impact on Local Communities

As the below infographic displays, ecotourism impact on local communities focuses on one of the three key values of ecotourism – economic sustainability.  In addition to its inherent social and environmental benefits, it is the...
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Get Involved! World Charter for Sustainable Tourism ST+20 Event

I have been a proud member of Sustainable Tourism ST+20 Scientific Committee for more than two years, during which I have tried to advance the organization’s goals for preserving common heritage, supporting tourism biodiversity, decreasing...
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Introducing Sustainable Tourism Consulting Services

As everyone knows, the green travel/eco travel trend is gaining full momentum, particularly among today’s socially conscious consumers. However, just as green travel is becoming mainstream, so has the trend for greenwashing or fake claims...
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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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The Vulnerability & Pleasure of Writing

I’ve never considered myself a bona fide writer. In fact, all the way through college and my corporate career, I would have much preferred speaking in front of hundreds of people rather than writing an...
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Let’s End Our Love Affair with Water Bottles – Travelers Against Plastic

Last year, our family traveled to Namibia with 600 other intrepid travelers for the annual Adventure Travel World Summit.  Given Namibia’s recent nod by the New York Times, as number 6 of the 52 Places to...
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Ecotourism Infographic – Vacation with a Conscience

Travelers are increasingly weighing their effects on the environment and local communities when deciding on a vacation destination. In fact, a 2012 TripAdvisor survey reports that green travel is gaining momentum among the site’s members;...
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How Women Can ‘Lean In’ to Solve the World’s Social, Economic and Environmental Disparities

Amongst all the chatting and analysis over the last couple of months about Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, what struck me the most was that the predominant dialog...
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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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How Tourism Green Projects Benefit A Business’ Bottom Line

As part of our continuing series of Ecotourism Industry Profiles where we discuss the issues surrounding the triple bottom line and, more recently, the actual return on investment (ROI) that businesses realize as a result...
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