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Introduction to Ecotourism

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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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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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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What Does Authentic Ecotourism Mean?

With ecotourism estimated to be the fastest-growing sector of the global tourism market (UNWTO), it is imperative that those of us seeking to reduce our environmental impact while traveling find ways to easily distinguish between...
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Make Sure Your Next Vacation is Sustainable Travel!

I was born with the travel bug. As often as I could, I was off visiting and re-visiting places near and far, soaking in sea air, language, and culture. But as my eco-conscience grew, I...
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World’s Most Energy Efficient Greenest Cities

We can all play a part in improving our environment, whether we become more aware of recycling to educating our children about the importance of being environmentally conscious. Governments and city councils also have a responsibility...
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Ecotourism History & Impact Infographic

It may seem like a new phenomenon, but ecotourism history has been around for more than 200 years when Alexander von Humboldt and botanist Aimé Bonpland traveled across Central and South America.  Since then, eco-conscious explorers...
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Open Letter to Citizens to Save India Wildlife

The vast and diverse landscape of India is embedded with a rich biosphere that is home to myriad species of flora and fauna.  I believe that with the evolution of technology and infrastructural development in...
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Infographic – Wilderness Matters!

As the below infographic Wilderness Matters depicts, I am fortunate to live in an area of Northern Virginia near the Potomac Gorge, which is a wilderness expanse with over 240 species of animals (including frogs, toads,...
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Top Tips for Finding Responsible Animal Tourism

In an increasingly urbanized world, wildlife tourism is gaining more and more popularity, and many travellers choose to spend their holidays getting to know – even volunteering with, wild animals. Unfortunately, in the vast majority...
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