How to be a Responsible Traveler

Photo: Ron and Zoe Travel around the globe continues to mature and offer options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly, and place-friendly as possible. While there are few standard definitions used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals …

Global Ecotourism Network

Elsewhere on the Web Global Ecotourism Network (GEN) – globalecotourismnetwork.org aims to bring together the world’s national and regional ecotourism associations and networks, destinations, Indigenous peoples, global operators, professionals and academicians to grow the industry, provide advocacy and thought leadership, and to encourage innovation and authenticity in ecotourism. GEN acts as a vital resource for …

Exploring Ecotourism

Poster: @ronmader As part of our series exploring tourism definitions, we explore the ways ecotourism is interpreted around the world. While the details vary, most definitions of ecotourism boil down to a special form of tourism that meets three criteria:1) it provides for environmental conservation 2) it includes meaningful community participation 3) it is profitable and …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster Planeta.com hosted a live conversation with some of the winners of the Colibri Ecotourism Award on Friday, June 5.https://youtu.be/UWlbvQaNSl8 As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010 to leaders of the eco travel movement in Mexico. Ecotourism pioneers and practitioners, these friends were mentors to …

2002 International Year of Ecotourism

Logos The United Nations declared 2002 the International Year of Ecotourism. The declaration came as a result of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)-related meeting of the Ad-Hoc (Inter-Agency) Working Group on Tourism, convened at Heredia, Costa Rica in 1999 in which the World Tourism Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme …

Ecotourism Spotlight Award

Poster From the archives: the 2007-2010 Ecotourism Spotlight Award. We will be tracking down links from the contenders and talking up the continuing work toward eco travel during Responsible Travel Week, February 10-16 Original Announcement Government websites that engage locals and visitors about ecotourism, responsible travel and the local travel movement are eligible to win …

Ecotourism Links

Photo: Zion Links related to ecotourism presented in somewhat random fashion: Definitions Ecotourism is defined by its lack of definition. There is no consensus, no brand. As there has been no agreement on a standard definition, the important question is … does that matter? Ecotourism is overreaching at its finest and calls upon inter-sectoral alliances …

Diagnóstico del Ecoturismo en el Contexto de México (Diagnosis of Ecotourism in the Context of Mexico)

Photo: Cacamahuilpa Caverns From the archives Diagnostico del Ecoturismo en el Contexto de Mexico (Diagnosis of Ecotourism in the Context of Mexico) por Angel Nieva March/Marzo 2002 México — Dentro de las tendencias de las instituciones y organizaciones esta el aplicar la planeacion estrategica en sus areas de competencia; entendida esta como “el proceso por …