Finland has again been voted happiest country on earth, and if the tourism people are right, they reckon having a regular sauna is a key reason.
Indonesia has a poor reputation for its ecological stance, so any resort that claims it deliberately operates near National Parks to raise visitor conservation awareness is a plus. Kelimutu Crater Lakes Eco Lodge makes a point of employing local people to extend that awareness into the local community.
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.
Prerna Shah reports on Village Ways’ journey in building a new eco-tourism venture with demonstrable social outcomes.
From spectacular beaches to lofty mountains, parched deserts to marshy rainforests, India is a multiple-interest, all-season destination.
Andaman Discoveries in Thailand was born out of tragedy, and formed shortly after the Boxing Day Tsunami when villagers decided that community-based tourism would allow them to generate additional income and support their traditions, culture, and lifestyle. Since then, Andaman Discoveries has been offering various tours (volunteer trips, family holidays, and educational visits for schools) to empower the local community. Their Moken Experience tour supports nomadic communities preserve their culture through responsible tourism.