Ecotourism

Holiday Romance – the Sustainable Lover

Many people go on holiday with a twinkle in their eye. Either for somebody they already love, or somebody they haven’t yet met, but definitely want to love. Either way, there’s an issue – sustainability. The eco-savvy traveller will be prepared for this and will have packed suitable accessories for almost any romantic occasion.

How To Be a Zero Waste Traveller

If you love to explore far-flung places but hate creating a trail of waste, fret no more. You can be a zero waste traveller. Gaia Discovery asked a few environmentalists for their views so that, step by step, we can help protect the earth from pollution.

FairBnB: the Sustainable Alternative

Billing itself as Community Powered Tourism, a startup called FairBnB is aiming to bring a change to the way short term, internet-based rentals are offered in cities and tourist destinations worldwide. Into a way that benefits the community as well as the landlords.

Japan Travel Agencies Ally Towards Responsible Tourism

The association of like-minded travel operators and stakeholders through JARTA aims to strengthen responsible tourism in Japan through education, certification and collective support.

Banyan Tree Hotels Reject Single-use Plastic

The Banyan Tree Group has taken the bold but necessary step of addressing plastic menace and pollution by first saying no to single-use plastic, then thinking of ways to overcome common operational habits. Mallika Naguran reports.

Sustainable Business Grants: Funding Increases for 2018

Increased interest in sustainable tourism has seen increasing numbers of major companies and organisations  buying into the startup culture – with big money grants to innovative operators

Who Won the 2017 WTM Responsible Tourism Awards?

Highlights of this year’s Responsible Tourism Awardees are among the best operators globally in ecotourism, community-based tourism, nature tourism, adventure tourism and sustainable destination.

Soksabike: Building a Truly Sustainable Tourism Business

New cycle touring startups are often billed as sustainable, but one Cambodian organisation is taking its responsibility to the local community as seriously as the transport it uses. Soksabike offers a unique mix of cultural sensitivity, eco-awareness and boosting prospects for local communities.