Being “green” has become so popular and marketable that many companies greenwash to cash in on the hype, without cleaning up their businesses.
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.
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.
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.
Key west is a wonderfully sustainable getaway where you can enjoy Key Lime Pie on a stick while supporting a better planet. If that’s not a good enough reason to pack your bags, I don’t know what is.
Gili Lankanfushi is a sustainable luxury resort on North Male Atoll in the Maldives. It was recently named the world’s most ‘Eco-friendly Hotel’ at the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2017 and the ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort 2017’ at the World Travel Awards. And it’s my home for the next four days.
I spoke with Eco Companion’s editor-in-chief Taz Bogue and Eco Companion’s founder Max Sinclair to find out more about this new eco travel booking engine, the idea behind it and how they work.
A relaxing luxury train journey with great food and wine offers my type of Mary Poppins type of experience – practically perfect in every way.
When there are children’s lifeless bodies rolling with the waves on shorelines, choosing another inane travel photograph or writing about my charmed life seems incredibly vacuous. There are a thousand things that matter so much more.