Our Editorial Assistant Natasha von Geldern stayed at The Yangshuo Mountain Retreat while travelling in China recently. She discovered owner Chris Barclay has a vision to create a sustainable business model that helps preserve Yangshuo’s natural beauty and promote its unique culture.
Perhaps it’s not the top of everyone’s ecotourism ‘must-see’ list, but the tourist ministry of Iraq is working hard to lure visitors back to the ancient kingdom.
In a yayla, you’re basically guaranteed an accommodation that is in harmony with its surroundings and built sustainably with local materials.
The island of Phu Quoc, located in the Gulf of Siam, is Vietnam’s largest. Beautiful clean beaches, stunning landscapes and relatively unspoilt natural scenery abound on Phu Quoc, which is fast becoming one of Vietnam’s most visited resorts.
This week, the Supreme Court in India has banned tourism in tiger reserves across the country in a further attempt to protect the endangered big cats. But, despite their good intentions, there is growing concern that the ruling will do more harm than good.
After discovering the mutilated remains of a tiger and 40 odd traps in Tadoba Tiger Reserve, it gave its forest rangers permission to shoot poachers on sight.
If you are frustrated with the cultural and environmental depreciation caused by tourism, Mekong Responsible Tourism have produced an e-guide for the region, which should certainly offer you something to cheer about.
Every year, the list of ecotourism destinations is expanding and branching out from traditional hot spots to places you wouldn’t usually think about venturing through. Jabal Moussa in Lebanon proves to be one such newly added gem. Read on to find out why.
Imagine heading to the beach for the day to cool off from the intense heat only to find a blanket of squidgy green algae covering the shore. It happened to a hoard of day trippers in Qingdao, China just last month.