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Responsible Consumerism During Ecotravel

One thing we are sure to do when we travel is consume. The very act of traveling is consumption - the consumption of services, like transportation and lodging and entry fees and show tickets; or of goods, like food, clothing, souvenirs, luggage tags, and books to keep us entertained during the inevitable periods of waiting in lines and in rooms for things to happen. Consumption is automatic and can be a mindless activity.

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Greener Living In Recycled Buildings

All around the world enterprising people are turning the strange and unusual into unique living environments and helping to create sustainable living and greener lifestyles for tourists to enjoy. One of the first activities green living encourages is recycling; bottle banks, separated waste and clothing collections are all common sights these days.

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HostelBookers promotes ecotourism in Costa Rica: 15% off tours

By Davide, 08/25/2010 - 18:14

For most people, Costa Rica has become the destination that satisfies all their picture postcard desires. In fact, for all you Avatar film fans, we would be so bold as to suggest that the Costa Rican rainforest is the closest worldly comparison to the landscape on Pandora - except perhaps for the six-legged horses and hammerhead titanothere herbivores.

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2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

By Emily, 03/18/2010 - 00:08

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the 12 finalists for the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The winners will be revealed on May 26th celebrating the best in sustainable tourism throughout four different categories. This year over 160 entries were received from over 45 countries.

The categories and the finalists are:

Destination Stewardship Award

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Tourism and Post-Tsunami Displacement in India and Sri Lanka

By Emily, 03/02/2010 - 17:34

The Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 was the biggest natural disaster in modern history and it called for a pan-Asian relief effort on a scale that had never before been seen. The immediate impact on the coastal communities affected not only their lives, homes and villages, but also their livelihoods. Many survivors fished to earn their living, farmed close to the sea or relied on low scale tourism.

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