Posts Categorized: Why Eco-Tourism?

Ethical Gift Guide: Top gift ideas for travellers


  Travel lovers are hard people to shop for. They don’t take much with them and are rarely in one place long enough to require presents that need a stable home (like kittens or a fancy piece of artwork). Here is my ethical gift guide for unique gift ideas that are good for the wallet, for the… Read more »

Take A Green Trip: 10 Things To Avoid As An Eco-Traveller


It’s hard being an eco-traveller—so many lavish vacations, too many excellent meals, and lots of overseas purchases to make mean that being eco-friendly can go right out the door, right? Wrong. Being an eco-traveller is surprisingly easy if you’re willing to be a little conscious about your spending and your choices while abroad. True, sometimes it… Read more »

8 ways to have a positive impact while travelling

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Guest post by Claire from Traveltio! Who is Claire? Claire is a self-confessed travel nut. She has been travelling around the world since her Mum farewelled her in a teary goodbye, and she hasn’t looked back since! You can read all about her adventures through 48 cities in 26 countries on 4 continents on her… Read more »

17 of the cutest animal photos this World Wildlife Day!

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The United Nations General Assembly has named 3 March as World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. To celebrate, here are 17 of the cutest animal photos that you will see today! This year, the focus of World Wildlife Day is on the plight of African and Asian… Read more »

Can Technology Make You A More Eco-Friendly Traveler?

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  Thanks Jess for this guest post! Who is Jess? Jess Signet is a blogger who writes about technology, traveling and technology needed when traveling. Having visited places all over the globe, traveling is both her love and addiction. She does not want to be cured. You can follow Jess on her website, Tripelio, Facebook, Instagram… Read more »

Are organic farms the next big thing in tourism?

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With over 1 billion people travelling internationally each year, responsible tourism has become more and more important for both travellers and tourism providers. You have heard of eco-hotels, animal protection and fair trade standards, but what about agritourism? Could organic farms be the next big thing in responsible tourism? What is agritourism? Agritourism is the joining of tourism… Read more »

3 tricks to avoid the crowds at the Great Wall of China

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With almost 11 million visitors per year, it might feel like an impossible task to get away from the crowds and experience the Great Wall of China without the tourists. But is it in fact possible? Can you explore the Great Wall of China in relative peace and quiet? Here are 3 tricks to help you beat… Read more »

8 things you didn’t know about bear bile farming

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Have you ever heard of bear bile farming? I hadn’t until a chance encounter with an Animals Asia representative at TBEX Bangkok. After that, I was hungry to learn more about the bear bile trade and the work they are doing to stop this abuse. Here are 8 things you didn’t know about bear bile farming, but will… Read more »

Win a Christmas Hamper from Wanderlust People!

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COMPETITION CLOSED: CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LUCKY WINNER @LORISEXTONLEAL!! We’ve teamed up with Wanderlust People to give you the opportunity to win a Christmas hamper with a difference. Wanderlust People are kindred wanderlusters who bring home authentic, global treasures and do so in a way that genuinely respects and uplifts the craftspeople and cultures that produced them. Their products uphold traditional craftsmanship,… Read more »

Human trafficking: The hidden victims of supply and demand

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Human trafficking is a crime which effects virtually every country around the world, not just developing countries. While efforts to protect victims and prosecute traffickers are improving internationally, millions of people continue to live in slavery and progress to protect victims and prosecute offenders has been relatively slow. What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is… Read more »