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Ecotourism, Environment, Responsible tourism

What is Ecotourism?

Most people can deduce that ecotourism has to do with the conservation of the environment and its resources. But not everyone is aware of how accessible it is. So, in this post, we will explain the ins and outs of ecotourism. Additionally, we will provide some examples to help newbie and veteran ecotourists alike get inspiration for their next trip….

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Costa Rica Ecotourism: An Authentic Coffee Making Experience

Costa Rica has so much to offer: the history and culture of San José, the national parks full of incredible animals, and the white stunning beaches — all amaze people who visit this beautiful, eco-conscious country. In San Miguel de Sarapiqui, nestled among mountains and lush green forests, we discovered yet another Costa Rica ecotourism attraction: coffee-making! We decided to join…

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Animals, Environment

5 Ways to Combat Ocean Pollution Through Travel

World Oceans Day has been extended! June 2017 is now National Ocean Month, and at Visit.org we are spending all month celebrating our oceans as well as working towards biodiversity conservation and minimizing ocean pollution through what we do best — sustainable travel! After the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, taking initiative to personally contribute to protecting…

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What to do in Puerto Princesa: Hike Cleopatra’s Needle

Palawan, Philippines is an island very well known around the world for its white sands and turquoise waters. But here also lies a city within a forest. Just a few hours’ drive from the popular resort of El Nido, Palawan’s capital of Puerto Princesa is home of 88,000 hectares of pristine unprotected forest, the center of this large forest is…

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ECOFILTRO: An Impact Visit to Guatemala

Visit.org ambassador* Charlie Marchant visited our partner organization ECOFILTRO in Guatemala. ECOFILTRO supports local communities by creating and selling clay pots which serve as water purification filters, providing clean water to populations that did not previously have access. The project gives many low-income families and rural communities access to one of the major conditions of life.   Could you tell…

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Environment, Responsible tourism, Uncategorized

4 Asia-Pacific Tours That Benefit the Environment

Travel off the beaten path in Asia-Pacific to benefit the environment! When you book an experience hosted by these Visit.org partners in South East Asia, you will contribute to protecting the natural environment. And as with all Visit.org activities, 100% of the hosts’ revenue is invested back into the local community, sustaining livelihoods in the area! These are our top picks for…

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Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #1 Albania

Albania A part of the Ottoman Empire for 650 years, Albania fell under communist rule after World War I. In 1991, the country gained their independence. Against the landscape’s natural beauty, ancient and modern ruins are a visible reminder of the nation’s war-torn past. Here are some reasons why this off-the-beaten-path destination deserves more visitors. Why You Want To Go…

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Environment, Food, Responsible tourism

Organic Farming: Care for Land, Care for People, & Sharing the Excess

Please help our partner org Rio Muchacho Organic Farm in Ecuador! They are a leader in environmentally and sustainable farming practices dedicated to teaching people how to better care for our earth. Unfortunately the devastating 2016 earthquake has destroyed much of the farm and the surrounding community. You can read more about what they do in the following Q&A, and…

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Environment, Responsible tourism

Q&A: Community-based Ecotourism in the Jungles of Peru

Federico Durand is a representative of Baawaja Expeditions, an organization in Tambopata, Madre de Dios, in the jungles of Peru. Today, he tells us about the evolution of his community into a successful community-based tourism organization and their strong link with nature. 1. What led to the creation of your organization? Many years ago, the Native Community of Infierno had…

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From the Forest to Your Shoes: How Natural Latex is Made from Shiringa

The shiringa tree (Hevea brasiliensis) is a forest species present in the forests of Peru, Brazil, Colombia, and Bolivia from which natural latex is extracted in a sustainable way. Before beginning to make cuts in the bark of the tree, the shiringueros take inventory of the trees that are productive and open roads (roads) towards them forming a closed circuit….

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