Ecotourism

Five Things To Discover in Cameron Highlands

While tourists still flock to Cameron Highlands for its natural landscape and cool clime, many fall for dull and hackneyed tours such as visits to strawberry and vegetable farms. To truly experience this charming eco-tourism destination within the Titiwangsa range of Pahang, West Malaysia, it is best to immerse yourself in the highland’s natural beauty, biodiversity, heritage and culture... and learning something about the forest ecology too. Mallika Naguran, who's been to Cameron Highlands numerous times as a kid and still visits, shares some pointers.

Borneo Eco Tours Wins Wild Asia Responsible Tourism 2014 Award

Based in Malaysian Borneo, Borneo Eco Tours has been a pioneer in responsible nature tours since 1991. Two of the most popular destinations in which they operate includes the iconic Kinabatagan River, where guests can enjoy their award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge and Borneo's famed primates, and Kudat, which provides opportunities for guests to visit and support cottage industries (supported by their partner NGO, BEST) along the scenic coast. 

BEST Society - Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards 2014 Finalist

BEST Society, which stands for Borneo Ecotourism Solutions and Technologies, supports rural communities in Malaysia’s Sabah establish and improve their own social enterprises, improving their quality of life through business. Moving away from charity, now the NGO focuses on capacity building in social entrepreneurship, and is increasing access to markets for cottage industry artisans.

Showcase Eco-Resort: Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa

Beyond green, this eco-resort in West Malaysia shows how organic methods can be applied to address environmental problems and tourism impacts to produce amazing results. Mallika Naguran meets the man behind this award-winning resort to learn of his unwavering commitment towards Mother Nature.

Gaia Discovery Partners Big Bubble for Coral Reef Restoration With Biorock® Technology

Gaia Discovery is embarking on a series of environmental projects in Southeast Asia, starting with coral gardening and assisted reef restoration programmes. It seeks the participation of scuba divers from around the world to join its scheduled group trips beginning 14 May 2011.

Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards 2010 Winners

Wild Asia announces the winners for the 5th Responsible Tourism Awards 2010 from Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka at ITB Asia. After months of short-listing the finalists and making site visits to the final six properties and tour operators, Wild Asia’s judging panel has finally selected its 2010 RT Awards winners.

Victoria Hotels & Resorts Get Greener with Tons of Rubbish Collected in Vietnam and Cambodia

Hotels can and should do their part in contributing to the environment in which they operate. A stellar example of upholding community spirit and environmental responsibility is Victoria chain of hotels and resorts in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Philippines: Pearl of the Orient Seas and Ecotourism Marvel

Often overlooked by travelers because of its location on the ‘wrong’ side of the South China Sea, the Philippines rewards those who go the extra distance to reach it, writes Henrylito D.Tacio.

Philippines Ecotourism: Mati City Boasts Nature, Beaches, Dinosaur Island, Carmelite Monastery

Mati City has almost everything to offer to its guests and visitors. Endangered species like Philippine eagle, tarsier, and marine turtles can be found in some parts of the city. Dugong and whale watching can also be enjoyed in Mati’s crystal clear waters.

Frog Dreaming Country, Indigenous Australia Community Tourism

Two hours south of Katherine, just off the 2,500km Central Arnhem Highway to Cairns, there is an unsealed, red sand road disappearing into the bush. This dusty track winds 35km through shady gum forests and lush savanna. Kangaroos stare, wild donkeys scatter, and your 4WD enters Country belonging to the Jawoyn, the people of the Frog Ancestors. “This is my mothers country” whispers our guide Long John, “I wasn’t born ‘ere, but this is where I learnt to ride.”