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.
Despite China being something of a whipping boy for the West for its poor pollution record, many of its cities are putting significant efforts into cleaning up. And some are succeeding so well they are leaving the West behind.
Presenting the best of tourism highlights and cultural settings, Sarawak has planned these events for the action oriented, adventure seeking and adrenaline-driven traveller. Get ready to explore this beautiful country while doing something completely different... something that takes you out of your comfort zone!
Club Med supporting local farming while influencing good ecological practices through partner Agrisud is a good and practical way of exercising their social responsibility.
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.
When a subsea earthquake generated a massive tsunami in 2004, thousands lost their lives and tens of thousands lost their livelihoods along the Khao Lak coast of Thailand. But today, sustainable tourism is well on the way to replacing – and enhancing – the lifestyles of some of the local people
Travellers seeking to discover the ‘real-India’ through immersive village life experiences are the ideal match for this one-of-a-kind hamlet in the desert clime.
Prerna Shah reports on Village Ways’ journey in building a new eco-tourism venture with demonstrable social outcomes.