Category: Responsible Travel

Voluntourism: How Volunteer Tourism Is Changing World Travel

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It would be a mistake to believe that travelers are interested in simply seeing the world. In fact, it’s quite common for the intrepid explorer to develop a soft spot (if not fall completely in love with) the places they visit. It’s only natural then that they might want to volunteer some time and expertise while on their travels. It’s from t...

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Sustainable Tourism: IBEROSTAR Playa Mita Achieves Green Globe 90% Compliance

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Already playing a leading role in sustainable tourism, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has implemented a new range of sustainable solutions at its IBEROSTAR Playa Mita property in Riviera Nayarit in Mexico that reduces resource consumption and minimize emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). As a result, the hotel was recently re-certified by Read more

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KENYA: Why Mount Kenya Remains An Ecotourism Favorite

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Nobody needs to be reminded just how much wildlife and natural beauty Africa offers tourists. But few countries on the continent have quite the same appeal as Kenya, a land synonymous with breathtaking scenery and wild safaris in equal measure. Encapsulating that offering is Mount Kenya National Park, still an ecotourist’s dream destination. L...

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UGANDA: 3 Ecotourism Gems In The Pearl of Africa

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Like so many other African nations, Uganda has suffered periods of conflict and social unrest. Now making great strides, it too is rebuilding its infrastructures to capture a share of the growing ecotourism industry – a development seen as important in repairing society in general as much as the economy. As a multicultural and multi-tribal soc...

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Sierra Leone: Overcoming Disaster Through Eco-Tourism

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After a bloody 11-year civil war and, more recently, the Ebola Crisis, the West Africa country of Sierra Leone saw its economy crumble.  But gradually, the country once hailed as the Jewel of Africa is rebuilding its reputation as a tourist destination of choice for lovers of the environment, wildlife and responsible tourism. Sierra Leone had b...

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