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  • Costa Rica Leads Latin America in Certified Sustainable Tourism Industry

    January 14, 11:27 AM by Eliza Barclay in Travel

    As of October 2007, Costa Rica lead Latin America in certified sustainable tourism operations with 68 businesses certified by Certification for Sustainable Tourism, up from 51 in 2006. In all, Latin America now has 167 businesses certified by

  • Round-the-World Bicyclists Stop in Berlin

    January 5, 1:15 PM by Christine Lepisto in Travel

    Even if you offset the CO2 from your holiday caravan to Grandmas or flight to the islands, this report probably represents a guilt-threat level yellow. But if you want to be amazed at human tenacity and draw inspiration for what remains after peak oil,

  • Airlines Flying Into The Offset Game

    December 20, 11:27 AM by A.K. Streeter in Travel

    Today came the possibly "too little, too late" news that airlines are to be included in the EU's system of CO2 permits trading...but not until 2012. Waiting four more years to add airlines to a possibly-flawed Euro system is hard to see as brilliant news

  • Eco-Tourism Index for Latin America

    December 13, 10:26 AM by Eliza Barclay in Travel

    As more hotels and tourism outfits realize the marketing potential of the eco brand, it's become harder to know what really constitutes bonafide eco-tourism. Fortunately the Rainforest Alliance has launched an Eco-Index Sustainable Tourism, which

  • Ecotourism and Responsible Tourism in China

    November 20, 1:10 PM by Alex Pasternack in Travel

    With China's tourism booming ahead of the 2008 Olympics, its ecosystem in need of smart, ground-up solutions, and its rural areas eager to build their GDP, ecotourism seems like a no-brainer. The Wenhai Ecolodge in stunning Yunnan province is one

  • Warm Showers: Couch Surfing for Bicyclists

    November 18, 12:48 AM by Christine Lepisto in Travel

    If you own a bike, a spare bed or couch (with access to a warm shower) and you don't see a balloon on your hometown, you are in the perfect position to make a good thing better. Log in today to warm showers. It's easy: sign up, drop a few hints about

  • Bring on the Indestructible, Light Suitcase

    November 13, 7:47 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Travel

    As the zipper and I battled to the

  • Climate Change and Tourism

    November 1, 7:30 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    The snow came awfully late last winter, and people are worried about how climate change is going to affect the tourism industry in general. Last month the United Nations World Tourism Organization met at at an international conference on climate change

  • Turtle-Oriented Eco-Tourism Springs Up in Central America

    October 25, 2:17 PM by Eliza Barclay in Travel

    The Los Angeles Times recently had a rare piece on a Panamanian eco-activist committed to saving the sea turtles, whose numbers dwindled to 80 last year, from hundreds in the 1980s. Arcelio Fuentes raises sea turtles in a beach-side incubator that he

  • Deer Rescued Swimming 1.5 Miles Offshore

    October 21, 6:02 AM by Christine Lepisto in Travel

    It was a big catch for Chad Campbell of Washington and Bo Warren of Virginia, even though the fish weren't biting. The bored fishermen were a mile and a half (2.4 km) offshore when they went to investigate what they thought was a seal. Fortunately for

  • Eco-tourism in Zanzibar

    October 14, 10:44 AM by Eliza Barclay in Travel

    Zanziibar, an island off the coast of Tanzania known for its history as a key spice trading port, is still far off the beaten path of American tourists, but is increasingly on the radar of British, Italian and Spanish globetrotters. The tourism dollars

  • Arcosanti: "A Utopian Well in the Desert"

    September 17, 8:11 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    Paolo Soleri has started building Arcosanti in 1970 and is still at it. However, after 37 years the utopian vision of Soleri, so radical at the time, has proven truly prescient. According to Chris Colin of the New York Times, With its radical

  • Oaxaca Boosts Eco-Tourism Sector

    September 13, 2:28 PM by Eliza Barclay in Travel

    The southern Mexican state of Oaxaca recently launched its first annual eco-tourism fair to promote the state's burgeoning array of eco-tourism options. Fourteen communities participated in the fair, showcasing projects that include eco-tourism,

  • City Running Tours: See the Town Carbon Free

    September 5, 12:36 PM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    "Ideal for the business traveler who is tired of on the hotel treadmill, the marathon

  • Porteños, Tell Us About Buenos Aires!

    August 28, 7:36 AM by Paula Alvarado in Travel

    Photo credit: Graham I. via Flickr. (This is a post from the TH City Series. Find the rest here) Ever since the 2001 economic crash, Buenos Aires has been blooming as one of the most exciting cities in the continent. Often talked about as South

  • Can a Fractional Be Green?

    August 20, 7:01 AM by Lloyd Alter in Travel

    I have never understood the attraction of fractional ownership, the modern name for timeshares; they seem to be a way to get three times as much money out of buyers as you would if you sold the whole thing to one person, and I suspect that most of them

  • People of Sydney: Tell Us About Your City

    August 14, 8:31 AM by Warren McLaren in Travel

    Sydney is white Australia's birthplace, settled as a penal colony in 1788. Many of its first white inhabitants would be very surprised to learn that it is now often recognized as one of the world's top ten most liveable cities. Earlier this year it was

  • People of London: Tell Us About Your City

    August 7, 9:05 AM by Leonora Oppenheim in Travel

    It is a beautifully sunny day here in London, I am happy to say that summer has finally arrived on these shores. It feels like a good day to cycle along one of the many tow paths down by the River Thames or to take