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Defining Ecotourism

US Ecotourism & Sustainable Travel Experiences

One does not necessarily need to escape to another country to experience the joy and wonder of US ecotourism.  US ecotourism offers a wide variety of sustainable travel experiences that focus on nature and wildlife and...
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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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Jordan Travel Tips for Your Bucket List Experience

Have you had some trepidation when thinking about traveling to Jordan? After visiting more than 46 countries, may I say that your fear is unwarranted as visiting Jordan this past May was one of the...
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Greece Sustainable Travel

Greece sustainable travel is making news – and not just because BlogTrotters last year featured its successful sustainable tourism practices in support of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) International Year of Sustainable Tourism...
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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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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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Infographic – 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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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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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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Get Involved! World Charter for Sustainable Tourism +20 Event

I have been a proud member of Sustainable Tourism Charter’s 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,...
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