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.
On the surface, Noosa seems like any other seaside town, but there is so much more to this captivating region than sun, sea and sand. Conservation and sustainable tourism ideals are ingrained in the community and business life. Action groups ensure development is restricted, wildlife is cared for and management programmes are in place to help protect this wonderfully diverse environment. Added to that some seriously good places to eat and you can see why people keep coming back for more.
Imagine you’re rocking in a hammock, enjoying the heat of the sun on your skin. A gentle sea breeze tickles the hairs on your arms and the heat begins to prickle. You roll off the hammock onto the balcony perched over the ocean and descend your own private stairway into the ocean below.
Costa Rica has successfully branded itself as a sustainable tourism destination for many years, so its wildlife preserves and other natural resources are top-of-mind for many travelers.
At the opening of Tribewanted’s new site in Italy, social entrepreneur Ben Keene talked about the site, the future and creating new sustainable tourism models.
September has been a big month for travel conferences, namely the ETSC (Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference) and TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange), both of which I was desperate to get to, but knew it would have been a long shot.
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.
A major part of planning a trip is deciding where you’ll lay your head at night, so travelers normally spend a decent amount of time choosing accommodations. While the majority of travelers will head right to hotel chains, there are other, greener, options.
The fabulous Elephant Pepper Camp in Kenya is the definition of relaxed isolation. Situated in the heart of the great African wilderness that attracts millions of tourists a year, the lodge is the perfect place for a stress-free getaway.
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.