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The Joys of Sustainable Travel

  • Philip Boxall
  • 8 August 2015

As many parts of our world become more and more accessible, so too does the importance of traveling and exploring in a way that respects local cultures and environments. Unfortunately, some travelers think “sustainable travel” is about limited options, but there are many more fun activities and options available. Here are a few.

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Alto Hotel – Carbon-Neutral in Melbourne, Australia

  • Francesca Baker
  • 7 January 2014

Melbourne is one of the greenest cities in the world. Well on target to carbon neutrality by 2020, it has won numerous accolades. Green walls surround buildings, recycling bins are everywhere, and trams and city bikes are normal ways to commute. Located in the very heart of the city, is Alto Hotel, the region’s first carbon-neutral hotel.

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Something in the Water and Air: Costa Rica’s Pura Vida – A Portrait of Glenn Jampol

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 18 December 2013

This is the first in a series of portraits, long and short, of some of the people I met and places I visited during a recent trip to Costa Rica. Like Glenn Jampol (the focus of this article), the subjects were chosen as noteworthy examples of Costa Rica’s distinct pura vida.

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Preserving Nature in Nicaragua: Ecotourism at Morgan’s Rock Ecolodge

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 11 December 2013

Nicaragua’s southern Pacific coast is often considered to be purely a surf destination, but an altogether different type of ecotourism escape awaits travelers at the secluded and exclusive bungalow community of Morgan’s Rock Ecolodge.

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Five Ecolodges to Plan Your Trip Around

  • André Franchini
  • 9 May 2012

What is ecotourism? To most people, it’s a confusing and only vaguely familiar term. Some ask “Does ecotourism mean staying in ecolodges?” Yes, it does, but that’s not all. Ecotourism is an approach to travel that embraces all the principles of responsible tourism, not just choice of accommodation. Still, if you’re new to eco-travel, ecolodges are a great place to start.

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Bringing Responsible Tourism to the Hills of Darjeeling, India

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 5 April 2011

Set against the jaw-droppingly gorgeous backdrop of the snow-covered Himalayas and surrounded by the phenomenal forests and streams of rural Darjeeling, India, the little village of Mineral Spring is a community knit together by strong cultural values that have made it a model of sustainable growth. Now, homestays with locals have been set up, satisfying the desires of both mindful travellers and responsible hosts.

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And the Winners of Wild Asia’s 2010 Responsible Tourism Awards Are…

  • WHL Group
  • 26 October 2010

Last week, Wild Asia at last announced the winners of the 2010 Responsible Tourism Awards, a competition that showcases exemplary resorts, hotels and tour operators that are committed to responsible tourism practices. After months of site visits and very careful review of the final six candidates, the judging panel selected winners from Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka

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Heritance Kandalama Hotel in Sri Lanka: A 2010 Responsible Tourism Award Finalist

  • Terence Ooi & Deborah Chan
  • 15 October 2010

Just one week remains before winners are named Wild Asia’s 2010 Responsible Tourism Awards, a competition that honours the efforts of small- and medium-sized hotels and tour operators in Asia for their elevated practice of responsible tourism. The Wild Asia team recently paid a visit to Heritance Kandalama Hotel in Sri Lanka, a chef d’oeuvre of Sri Lanka’s renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa, that combines true luxury with a responsible approach to its rich local environment.

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Sarinbuana Ecolodge in Bali, Indonesia: A 2010 Responsible Tourism Award Finalist

  • Melissa Cornejo
  • 4 October 2010

Less than one month remains before winners are drawn for Wild Asia’s 2010 Responsible Tourism Awards, a competition that celebrates the noble efforts of small- and medium-sized hotels and tour operators in Asia for their focus upon responsible tourism practices. The fourth of six finalists to be visited by the Wild Asia team is the Sarinbuana Ecolodge, a small accommodation located in a rainforest village in the northwest of Bali, Indonesia.

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The Soneva Gili Resort, Maldives: A 2010 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Award Finalist

  • Melissa Cornejo
  • 13 September 2010

With the finalists of Wild Asia’s 2010 Responsible Tourism Award now announced, the honourable endeavours of six small- and medium-sized hotels and tour operators that champion responsible practices in the travel industry are being celebrated. The second of the finalists to have received a visit from the Wild Asia team was the Soneva Gili resort, the first all-over-water lodge of the Republic of Maldives.

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