How to Select a Green Lodge when Traveling, Part 2

How about ecotourism associations? Don’t they have member directories that anyone can see? Of course they do, though not all are open to views from non-members. But this is one way to do your search.

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How about ecotourism associations? Don’t they have member directories that anyone can see? Of course they do, though not all are open to views from non-members. But this is one way to do your search.

For example the United Nations World Travel Organization (UNWTO) has an affiliate directory, you can narrow your search by country.

http://affiliatemembers.unwto.org/affiliate-members-directory

Some government agencies (through their tourism bureaus) and NGOs also list places that they have certified based on their training and credentialing programs. Two examples would be:

The Rainforest Alliance – http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/faqs/what-does-rainforest-alliance-certified-mean

The EU EcoLabel – http://ec.europa.eu/ecat/hotels-campsites/en

In the UK there are many opportunities for “green” and “organic” vacations.In the UK there are many opportunities for “green” and “organic” vacations. Click here to learn more about a useful directory created by a local writer from Yorkshire -  https://www.ecotourlinq.com/blog/spotlight-interview-with-organic-holidays-uk

In the UK there are many opportunities for “green” and “organic” vacations. Click here to learn more about a useful directory created by a local writer from Yorkshire –

https://www.ecotourlinq.com/blog/spotlight-interview-with-organic-holidays-uk

Here are some national ecotourism organizations with listings of green facilities in their own countries:

For the UK http://www.green-tourism.com/go-green/

For Portugal http://greenstays.pt/shop/?lang=en

For Australia (by state) – https://www.ecotourism.org.au/eco-experiences/green-travel-guide/?sStates=QLD&sCertificationDetailPages=&sExperienceTypes=15&sSearchKey=#mapContents

For Kenya – http://www.ecotourismkenya.org/facility.php

Coming up in Part 3 – What to Look for in a Green Lodge

Guest Writer Bio: Deborah Regen is the publisher of a website directory and blog dedicated to consumer information about ecotourism and sustainable travel. She also sends out a free monthly e-newsletter to subscribers including notices of giveaways. Site URL = https://www.EcoTourLinQ.com and her email = admin@ecotourlinq.com

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