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Defining Ecotourism

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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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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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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Sustainability in Practice: Peruvian Amazon Travel

Quite often, I am asked to describe the typical Greenloons travel experience with respect to how our trips promote sustainability for communities, the environment and for travelers. It’s always a pleasure for me to give...
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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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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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Luna Lodge Helps Conserve Habitats, Entire Ecosystems on Osa Peninsula

While Costa Rica comprises only .01% of the earth’s landmass, it is home to five percent (5%) of the planet’s biodiversity. Breaking it down even more, within Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula provides a pristine...
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Is this ecotourism? Plight of the indigenous tribes of Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

It was a surreal experience to visit the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in Ecuador last March. Surreal because there was an emotional tug-of-war going on inside me to enjoy the ecological wonders of the area, while...
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How Green Travelers Become Partners in Sustainable Tourism

Marinus Gisolf is a man on a mission – empowering tourists to become an active partner in sustainable tourism. Marinus began his professional career first as a tour guide and then as general director for...
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Sweden’s Vildmark i Värmland Goes Extra Sustainable Tourism Mile Supporting Wind Energy

When it comes to green travel, we could learn a lot from the Scandinavian countries, especially Sweden. Our series “how ecotourism brings about positive community changes” continues with our interview with Anders Junler, who along...
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