Ecotourism practices are holistic: they affect both the traveler and the destination, and involve more than just the basics of ethical consumption. Ecotourism ensures that the communities of the destination cities and countries, from their natural areas to their local businesses, benefit from tourism. For travelers, an eco-friendly vacation provides a unique experience that can only come from paying attention to how one’s personal travel affects the world at large. In the end, ecotourism provides lasting effects both practical and emotional — it’s a holiday you can feel good about taking, in more ways than one.
Check out the most sustainable ways to fulfill our wanderlust for Eco travel. As a result, here is a fun infographic that highlights the benefits of sustainable travel in the growing sector of ecotourism.
“Going green” is on the rise for most industries, and travel is no exception. More and more, travelers are considering their overall environmental impact, and in turn, travel operators are incorporating their clients’ requests for “green” travel options. According to a 2012 TripAdvisor survey, the green travel trend is gaining momentum among the site’s members; 71% said they plan to make more eco-friendly choices in the next 12 months.
One increasingly popular avenue for green travel is ecotourism, a set of environmentally-friendly practices that take into account the “greenness” of every aspect of travel, from mode of transport to daily activities and everything in between.