Written by Belise Kariza, Chief Tourism Officer at Rwanda Development Board, this article looks at the annual Gorilla Naming Ceremony in Rwanda – Kwita Izina – and the opportunities that arise for conservation, sustainable tourism and the local community as a result.
As hotels around the globe vie amongst themselves to provide guests with the latest in luxury travel, all too often opulence comes at the expense of their environmental and social responsibilities. However, Peruvian boutique hotel chain Inkaterra turns that idea on its head.
A place of wonder and amazement, the Petrified Forest National Park reveals timeless fossils, beautiful scenery and an extensive natural exhibit of colorful petrified wood. Tourists travel from around the world to see this amazing display of nature that has been frozen in time.
Tucked away in the rural town of Frome, England is the Garden Café, a vegetarian restaurant that offers customers only the freshest local produce, grown using ethical, eco-friendly techniques.
Eco travel and ecotourism is in the limelight more than ever, with a growing number of holiday options available to travellers. Unfortunately, there are a dubious group of travel companies and resorts that don’t play by the rules, here we discuss how to pick the good from the bad when it comes to booking your holiday.
Credit cards issued by banks that believe in environmental responsibility exist, giving customers a chance to use an eco-friendly credit card that offers donations to environmental charities rather than offering airline miles or cash back. Check out the 5 top credit cards linked with environmental charities and start to live a more eco-friendly life.
The British Government’s Air Passenger Duty (APD) is a distance based tax imposed on passengers when they book their airfare. It could add an extra AU$90 onto the cost of an economy flight from Sydney to London. Ouch! It may also encourage travellers to move outside the UK in order to find cheaper flights that use airports such as Amsterdam Schiphol, and possibly avoid using airlines to travel to mainland Europe.
It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to go green or not on vacation, you still need to think about the finances and how you’re going to make that trip a reality.