Tag Archives: Responsible Tourism

Stats + Facts | Some disheartening realities through figs

By Dian Hasan | February 3, 2011 They say that a picture tells a thousand words, and can travel across borders. When a picture is that compelling, often no translation is required. Such is true in photojournalism. The reverse can … Continue reading

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Fact, Figs, Stats… and Reality

By Dian Hasan | September 18, 2010 A typical 10 square kilometer rainforest patch has 1500 flowering plant species, 750 tree species, 125 mammal species, 400 bird species, 100 reptile species, 60 amphibian species & 150 different butterfly species. ~ … Continue reading

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Ethical Traveler: Top World’s Top 10 Ethical Destinations

By Dian Hasan | September 4, 2010 New report helps travelers plan vacations to places where human rights and the environment are protected. Are you the kind of traveler who wants to have a great time AND feel good about … Continue reading

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Ecotourism explained ~ it pays for travelers to educate themselves [2]

In an ocean of terminology regarding what’s green travel and what’s not, here are some pointers from The Sierra Club, on what to look out for, and what you can do personally to ensure your travels render minimum impact on … Continue reading

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Ecotourism explained ~ it pays for travelers to educate themselves [1]

In the travel industry, the terms “Ecotourism”, “Sustainable Tourism”, and “Responsible Tourism is HOT! No arguing about that. But what do these terms really mean, and how can we – as travelers – assure ourselves that these terms are used correctly by … Continue reading

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Terminology explained ~ Ecotourism

Ecotourism Definition: “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” (TIES, 1990) Principles of Ecotourism: Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that those who implement and participate … Continue reading

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Responsible Tourism ~ from theory to practice

Related to my previous post on Responsible Tourism, it can be argued that the “travelers-to-be” may already have ideas on how exactly they’d like to make a difference through their travels. But what about the travel industry itself, how do they … Continue reading

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