Long overlooked in favour of the world’s most popular tourist sites, the tiny state of Montenegro guards its wonderful natural charms quietly. This small country is bursting at the seams with beautiful scenery, including vast national parks, snow capped mountains and clear turquoise lakes.
Considering the size of the country, the amount of green stays available in the UK is pretty impressive; it also makes it hard to sift out some of the best. Here we share five eco hotels that stand out from the crowd.
Perhaps it’s not the top of everyone’s ecotourism ‘must-see’ list, but the tourist ministry of Iraq is working hard to lure visitors back to the ancient kingdom.
The island of Phu Quoc, located in the Gulf of Siam, is Vietnam’s largest. Beautiful clean beaches, stunning landscapes and relatively unspoilt natural scenery abound on Phu Quoc, which is fast becoming one of Vietnam’s most visited resorts.
It’s not every day that you come across a 1500-year-old tree, and if you did you certainly wouldn’t want to damage it in order to build a nasty concrete wall. That’s what may happen in Palestine if the continued construction of the West Bank Barrier goes ahead.
Meet the new Cara Boat. It’s a caravan. But it’s also a boat. You can tour your favourite country for a few weeks and then, when you get bored, sail off into the sunset in search of pastures new. The Sealander is the modern take on the caravan, designed by a German engineer, which lets you adapt the nation’s favourite holiday accessory into a boat.
The River Cottage brand has become known in organic circles as a pioneer of the ‘grow your own’ movement. The practises adopted at River Cottage have been so successful that the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has awarded the business the highest award possible, making it the most sustainable restaurant in the UK.
Every year, the list of ecotourism destinations is expanding and branching out from traditional hot spots to places you wouldn’t usually think about venturing through. Jabal Moussa in Lebanon proves to be one such newly added gem. Read on to find out why.
The winners of The Travel Photographer of the Year 2011 competition will benefit from huge international exposure, with the winning images appearing in the Travel Photographer of the Year Book and exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society in London in the run up to the 2012 Olympics.
Travellers are spoilt for choice these days when choosing environmentally responsible and sustainable locations to vacation, so deciding where to go can be difficult. Here we present five of the top eco resorts worldwide that boast some of the best renewable technologies, making them true green stays, and your decision a whole lot easier.