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Luxurious Eco Travel: 12 Elegant Green Destinations

Staycations and ultra-rustic nature-centric accommodations may be the greenest way to spend your vacation time, but sometimes, special occasions call for a luxurious getaway. The good news is, elegant eco-resorts do exist, and while some have more green cred than others, they offer experiences that rival those of traditional pampering luxury resorts but in a […]

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Green Travel Tips

It’s estimated that there are close to a billion tourists traveling across the globe each year. That’s a heck of a lot of sightseeing!  Unless we plan carefully, and think before we travel, we run the risk of allowing our travel plans to take a harsh toll on the planet’s natural resources. Of course, nobody’s […]

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South Sudan seeks millions for war-hit wildlife

As it forms its own country, south Sudan is looking to build a wildlife habitat to attract tourists. JUBA, Sudan – South Sudan appealed for investors to plough $140 million into its war-hit wildlife parks, seeking to kick-start a tourism industry and wean itself off oil months ahead of its expected independence. The south has […]

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High-tech and low-carbon travel trends for 2011

Last week, we began our gaze into the travel crystal ball for a glimpse of what the new year will bring. We focused on where we’ll be going and how much it will cost us to get there. This week we’ll focus on two trends: the technology making life easier – or more confusing – […]

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How to travel green — and luxe

Simple steps to see the world while polluting less It’s a paradox of modern travel: The beauty of the natural world motivates many a globetrotter to get out the door. Yet our increasing use of trains, automobiles and especially planes can wreak havoc on global ecosystems.

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Tourism must go ‘green’

Durban – The tourism industry must lead the way to take SA into a low carbon economy, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said. “Rather than waiting for government to regulate its carbon footprint, its recycling practices or its commitment to the environmentally responsible practices, I encourage the industry to initiate its own processes,” Van Schalkwyk, […]

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Sustainable Tourism – Eliminating Poverty

The 7 Mechanisms In order to deliver practical benefits to the poor, a clear understanding is required of the ways to effectively channel visitor spending and associated investment into improved income and quality of life for people in poverty, so as to ensure that all possibilities are considered and used effectively. In the publication “Tourism […]

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