Articles tagged “ecotourism”

Ecotourism’s Collapse Puts Conservation Programs in Grave Danger

Ecotourism’s Collapse Puts Conservation Programs in Grave Danger

Patrick Greenfield and Peter Muiruri, The Guardian

Ecotourism's collapse due to the coronavirus isn't just bad for the humans who rely on it for revenue, but also the wildlife that it protects.

5 months ago

Europe Is Shaping the Luxury Eco-Resort Movement

Europe Is Shaping the Luxury Eco-Resort Movement

Laura Powell, Skift

You may start seeing the term "eco-resort" pop up more and more. But in investigating the trend, we discovered a variety of definitions, which makes the actual meaning of the term nebulous. It’s best to look to Europe for clarification.

7 months ago

Latvia Makes a Push Toward Ecotourism

Latvia Makes a Push Toward Ecotourism

James Forrest, The Guardian

Latvia — one of Europe's greenest countries — is trying to position itself as an ecotourism destination instead of just a quick stop on a tour of the Baltic states.

8 months ago

What Luxury Hospitality Can Learn From These First-Time Hoteliers

What Luxury Hospitality Can Learn From These First-Time Hoteliers

Colin Nagy, Skift

Ambitious first-time hoteliers are forging some of the most intriguing hospitality experiences. The power of the beginner's imagination combined with knowledge and passion from other industries is adding up to exactly what the most jaded travelers want.

1 year ago

Honduran Butterfly Farmer Puts Conservation Before Luxury at Ecolodge

Honduran Butterfly Farmer Puts Conservation Before Luxury at Ecolodge

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Many travelers don't realize that Honduras' ecotourism industry has a luxury side to it, but that doesn't mean conservation is an afterthought.

2 years ago

BP Gulf Oil Spill Damage Valued at $17.2 Billion as Tourism Still Struggles

BP Gulf Oil Spill Damage Valued at $17.2 Billion as Tourism Still Struggles

Alex Nussbaum, Bloomberg

The BP oil spill scared tourists away from the Gulf Coast for years and effects still linger. These states, especially Mississippi and Alabama, can't afford to have their cruise terminals, beaches, wildlife, and seafood poisoned.

3 years ago

Costa Rica Balances Happiness of Its Residents With That of Planet Earth

Costa Rica Balances Happiness of Its Residents With That of Planet Earth

Associated Press

But is the country being transparent enough in its marketing messages to really convey what "ecotourism" really is, or just how sustainable Costa Rica really is for travelers, locals, and indigenous flora and fauna alike?

4 years ago

Caribbean Islands at Risk of Losing One of Their Most Popular Attractions

Caribbean Islands at Risk of Losing One of Their Most Popular Attractions

Reuters

It will take investment to save the coral reef, but one that islands should undertake for the long-term sustainability of their tourism economy.

6 years ago

Ivory Coast Eco-Tourism Projects Hoped to Help Protect Local Chimpanzees

Ivory Coast Eco-Tourism Projects Hoped to Help Protect Local Chimpanzees

Marc-Andre Boisvert, Associated Press

Tourism is a powerful economic tool that can be used to boost an area's economy, further conservationist movements and protect cultures. This is a great example of the industry's power when it comes to animal and environmental causes.

6 years ago

World’s Largest Artificial Reef Project to Boost Florida Tourism

World’s Largest Artificial Reef Project to Boost Florida Tourism

Aisling Swift, Naples Daily News

These reefs, built on the foundation of BP's transgressions in the Gulf, should draw lots of visitors to Florida. The only living things that will enjoy these reefs more than the tourists will be the fish.

6 years ago

Pacific Island Nation Bans Commercial Fishing in Eco-Tourism Play

Pacific Island Nation Bans Commercial Fishing in Eco-Tourism Play

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press

Palau's leaders are smart to look for a unique angle to distinguish itself from all the other idyllic and remote South Pacific escapes.

7 years ago

Eco-tourism blossoms out of conflict in Rwanda

Eco-tourism blossoms out of conflict in Rwanda

Two decades after the devastating genocide, ecotourism is thriving in Rwanda. It not only provides locals with sustainable employment, but its revenues are used to protect the land and animals.

7 years ago