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Responsible Tourism

Responsible Tourism: A Visionary Path to Saving the Environment and Supporting Local Communities

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.17.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

We cannot afford to ignore, or even worse - destroy - any element without running the risk of toppling our own support structure.

What Is Responsible Travel?

Veronica Morrison | Posted 04.20.2016 | Travel
Veronica Morrison

The problem is, a lot of travelers don't understand what responsible travel means. There are a lot of misconceptions out there that make responsible travel seem like an extreme or unrealistic effort. 

Tourists Horrified To Find Sea Creatures Trapped In Underwater Cages

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 03.16.2016 | Green

A group of divers made a disturbing discovery last week while exploring near the remote island of Kokoya, in Indonesia....

Majestic Photos Of Wild Animals Are Inspiration To Travel Responsibly

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel

Ask any wildlife photographer who travels the globe, and you'll hear that exploration comes with a heavy burden of responsibility when animals are inv...

These 23 Undergrads' Reflections on Their Trip to Cambodia May Change the Way You Travel

Sothy Eng | Posted 06.26.2016 | Impact
Sothy Eng

To what extent should Cambodia's past inform plans for travel in the present, which is to say: How ought one to balance the sanguinary with the sanguine? How does one witness, fairly, a horrific genocide in which an estimated 1.7 million people died?

When Tourism and Sports Team Up for Development and Peace

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
Gaia Paradiso

From an international tourist's perspective traveling for leisure purposes, the main reasons to travel to Brazil are 1. Sun & beach 65,9 % ; 2. Nature, 3. Eco-tourism and Adventure 19 %; 4. Culture 11, 4 %, 5. Sports 1, 8 %, 6. Night entertainment 0, 9%.

Help Save Sharks By Going Snorkeling

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

Kathy Xu first started her ecotourism project, The Dorsal Effect, to help sharks at risk of overfishing. But by hiring fishermen to lead snorkeling tr...

Confessions of an Ecotourism Pioneer in Costa Rica

Ethan Gelber | Posted 03.03.2014 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

The contrast between the imagined urban cacophony below and the tranquil urban removal is part of what makes the latter so glorious.

Hawaii Guidebook Writer on Responsible Tourism

Michele Bigley | Posted 12.25.2013 | Travel
Michele Bigley

When I told the innkeeper that I was writing a guidebook to Hawaii, she sighed, "Why on earth do we need another one?"

Doing Good With Book Bags and Saplings in Malawi

Ethan Gelber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ethan Gelber

Like all illustrations of generosity at the interface between social enterprise and social good, it involves people who opened their hearts, minds and wallets to the unlikely, who rallied around common causes and who improved everyone's lives.

Responsible Tourism Day: Resistance Is Futile

Ethan Gelber | Posted 01.08.2013 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

Despite what many people believe, for every large-group bus tour there is a small-group walking tour. In all cases, the alternatives are often cheaper and more immersive.

The Local Travel Movement: How To Make Your Vacations More Meaningful

Shadia Garrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Shadia Garrison

Why travel 7,000 miles just to sit around and look at a beautiful yet dime a dozen beach? Why spend all your time in a museum when that same culture's current artists are right outside the door?