Category: Sustainable Tourism

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Sustainable, Eco, Responsible, Green: What does it all mean?

Confused about the difference between ecotourism, responsible and sustainable tourism? Not sure what makes a hotel ‘green’?

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Ecolodges in Costa Rica – Green or Greenwashed?

Costa Rican ecolodges are arguably an integral part of the country’s sustainable tourism efforts. Worryingly, some hoteliers respond to the growing green travel trend by using the ‘eco’ label unscrupulously and rack up the price tag without necessarily concerning themselves with the environment.

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Turtles vs Tourists – How Mass Tourism Affects Ostional Wildlife Reserve

Sea turtle nesting in Ostional, Costa Rica, has become the next big eco-tourism attraction. The turtles used to struggle against vultures and dogs. Are tourists their next threat?

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To See Or Not To See – The Impact of Indigenous Tourism

For those seeking a meaningful interaction with other cultures, ethnic tourism can be very rewarding. However, with volumes of visitors increasing rapidly, issues have been raised about its consequences for indigenous lifestyles and traditions.

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Ecotourism in Granada, Nicaragua – Blending Culture and the Great Outdoors

Nicaragua is a strong competitor for the title of the new ecotourism hotspot. It’s jewel – Granada – is the perfect blend of nature and culture. No trip to the “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes” is complete without a few days of soaking up the colonial charms of the city.

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A Tale of a Whale – Is Whale Watching Doing More Harm Than Good?

Whale watching is growing in popularity. It’s claimed to be a way of raising awareness of the giant mammals, but are we causing more harm than good?

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Conquering Conquistadors with Crafts – Ethnic Tourism in Boruca, Costa Rica

Once you’ve had your fill of Costa Rican wildlife, consider what’s increasingly known as ‘indigenous tourism’ – visit the Boruca people and their village as they are among the only remaining native tribes in Costa Rica today.

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Eco Las Vegas – Fact or Fantasy? A Guide to Going Green in Sin City

From hotels implementing cutting edge energy-saving technologies and environmental policies, to world class vegan and locally sourced food options, there is a green side to Las Vegas that few know about.

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The European UNESCO Heritage Sites You Never Heard Of

Let’s help end ‘tourism phobia’, Venice and Barcelona need a break. Discover lesser known but equally fascinating European destinations. Update your 2018 bucket list with these awe inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Unique Travel Destinations For Bicycle Lovers

These bike-friendly destinations across all continents boast good infrastructure, beautiful views and plenty of services to keep bike culture moving forward – a list of our favorite less talked-about places to explore on two wheels as a visitor.

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