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Fogo Island Inn: Nature Meets Community Sustainability, Cultural Sensitivity & Artistry!

We live in a fast-paced world where compromises are a reality. Specifically, in the world of sustainable travel, some guiding companies or green hotels compromise for the sake of profit while others compromise for the...
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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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Far-reaching & Transparent: Biosphere Responsible Tourism Eco-Certification

Of all the eco-certifications available to guiding companies and accommodations worldwide, Biosphere is the only one to have been Approved (versus Recognized) by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as having an independently verified process that...
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Focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility, TourCert Offers German, European Standard for Ecotourism

Formulated by social responsibility experts in the tourism industry, universities, political realm, environmental policy and development organizations, TourCert awards certifications to organizations that specify how their business activities impact social and ecological programs. TourCert is...
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Travel Tips For Going Green during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

One of my travel bucket list destinations is Rio de Janeiro in Brazil during Carnival. This year, Carnival, a festival that is all about parties and fun (and dare I say lots of deadly sins),...
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Kimpton, Hilton Hotels Going Extra Mile to Lessen Carbon Footprint, Embrace Sustainability

How do you know when eco-certified travel is going mainstream? It is when customers and hotel chains both extol the virtues of certification and eco-labels. Earlier this year, a Canadian Travel Intentions Survey found that...
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A Love Letter to Veracruz…

Dear Veracruz, It’s been almost one month since I came home from your amazing State that stretches along the Gulf Coast like “the graceful tentacle of a sea creature” – and I’m still smiling. I...
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Top 5 Eco-Travel Tips for Euro 2012 UEFA Championships

It’s just about time for the start of one of the most hallowed traditions in football (aka soccer for us Americans). It’s time for UEFA’s Euro 2012 and the host countries of Poland and Ukraine...
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Quito’s Diverse Eco-Hotels

Last March, I had the pleasure of staying in three distinct green lodgings in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, which emphasized the city’s culture, history, diversity, and ecological sensitivity. Quito Turismo, the tourism office for...
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Top 5 Eco-Travel Tips for Mardi Gras

It’s that time of year when winter doldrums turn to revelry and fun in New Orleans. Considered to be the biggest free show on earth, Mardi Gras or “Fat Tuesday”, signifying the last celebration before...
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