While scanning the available movies and TV shows on a recent Virgin Atlantic flight to India, I found a short film about their sustainability programme. Specifically, they were highlighting a programme to develop sustainable jet fuel.
You’ve probably heard a lot about sustainable/responsible/green/eco travel, but what are they all about? What do the terms mean? Hopefully our series of “What is _ Travel? posts will enlighten you.
I’ve been peeing in the woods for many, many years. Probably since I could walk, it’s been completely natural for me to sidle up to a bush, whip the old undies down and let it flow.
It’s almost the end of another year, Christmas has been and gone, the beginning of a new and exciting year is just around the corner. It’s that time of year when we get reflective, look back on the previous year, celebrate the good times, try to learn from the bad. So I thought it apt to share the best of Eco Traveller with you; some of the most popular posts readers enjoyed during 2012.
This slideshow was complied for World Travel Market in London last month by Sallie Grayson of peopleandplaces, as part of World Responsible Tourism Day. It’s a great message about responsible volunteering – what it is and what it really means, in SIMPLE terms.
Once upon a time, when “green” was just starting to morph from a colour to a token word for “eco-friendly,” offsetting was the coolest kid on the block.
Like its cousins in other industries, green travel hones in on the environmental impact of travel businesses and consumers. Green travellers and travel companies seek to reduce the footprint of their efforts through a wide variety of activities that primarily fall under the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Among the different types of travel that we lump incorporate eco travel – green travel, ecotourism, responsible travel, sustainable travel, ethical travel, and culturally-aware travel – sustainable travel is one of the most precisely defined and diverse from the rest.
Love it or loathe it, the word staycation is here to, erm, stay. Used more and more frequently in the last few years, staycation describes a vacation in or near home, or within your own country.
Learning how to pack your luggage so that everything passes even the most power-crazy security guard’s eye can take some practice, and once you relent and realise that you’ve no choice but to conform to some of the more ridiculous security standards in some countries, you’ll see that packing so your hand luggage pass rigorous searches forces you to pack light.