03/28/2008 02:46 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Trips That Keep On Giving

Ecotourism comes in many guises--green travel, sustainable travel, responsible travel, pro-poor tourism. At its essence, though, it's about giving more than taking. Martha Honey, a longtime leader in the field, cites several trends working in ecotourism's favour. "People are finally looking at how global warming impacts travel," says Honey, co-director of the Center on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, a joint program of Stanford University in California and the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. "The increased use of carbon offsets isn't the answer to everything, but it's raised a whole discussion that is very important."

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