Tourism may be one of the reasons people flock to areas where marine species are common. But sadly, tourism can also play a significant role in making some species – including turtles – become endangered.
Balancing traditional values with the pressures of contemporary society can be difficult. The Maldive, has been inundated with luxury island resort developments – but is using visitor education to maintain its social and cultural structures. By Benita Yue.
In Bali, forward thinking resorts are looking to make significant savings in food waste reduction. They are already involved in solar power, recycled water, minimal grey water wastage and other sustainability projects. Cutting food waste both saves money - and provides work and more food too.
Despite being devastated by a massive flood, an iconic Cambodian Wilderness EcoLodge is determined to come back – floating on the same river that almost destroyed it.
Lord Howe Island is a tiny speck of land in the Pacific, only 11km by 3km, with terrifyingly high mountain peaks, under 400 inhabitants and a 25kph speed limit. It’s a unique destination.
If you thought Timor Leste was off the beaten track, take a boat ride to the island just an hour or so offshore from the capital, Dili – to Atauro. You will find a place where living with nature is as important as your holiday, and where you can almost feel the spirit of nature.
A hotel in the centre of a river that you have to walk or row a boat to offers the sustainable traveller one of the best places to stay in Bangkok.
Having travelled through a number of places in Tasmania, Mallika Naguran and Jeremy Torr suggest travel tips that would come in handy for the intrepid traveller, especially those who look forward to a drive holiday in Australia.
Owned by Mandai Park Holdings (MPH) and operated by Banyan Tree, the resort in Mandai will be jointly created and named by both parties. Following the formation of the partnership, the next steps would entail developing the design and operations plans for the resort, which is scheduled for completion in 2023.
On the list of finalists of Responsible Tourism Award 2017 is a game lodge in Botswana, a fynbos protected area in South Africa, a social enterprise in Vietnam, a tour operator working to benefit local communities in Limpopo, a European city, a group of guest cottages in Kangaroo Valley in Australia and a company enabling travellers to walk from village to village in rural India.