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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.
Somewhere between nature and nurture is the sweet spot of the sustainable, earth-friendly vacation. What that means for one traveler or family may differ considerably from someone else’s, but were sure there’s something for everyone on our list of top eco resorts in the world.
When Rex Weyler, co-founder of Greenpeace International, was told by an old Hungarian fortune teller at the 1981 Vancouver Folk Festival that “red hollyhocks growing above the hedge” would be extremely important for him, he was mystified, but believed the prediction to be more metaphorical in nature than real.
With the right green travel guides, anyone who’s environmentally-conscious can plan a fantastic vacation that fits their ethical and environmental principles. If you’re trying to plan a green getaway, but haven’t quite decided on where to go yet, why not check out some of the great eco travel guides available.
When travellers know that they are contributing positively to the preservation of the environment and cultural heritage of their holiday destination, and travel companies know that they are facilitating responsible tourism, it is a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Eco travel encompasses all the varients of ecotourism and green travel. So whether it’s responsible travel, sustainable tourism, ethical tourism or culturally aware travel, they all fall under the same umbrella of eco travel. So, in essence, anyone who prefers to travel the green way is an eco traveller.
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