Argentine Venturini cycling around the world to save Virunga National Park

When Lionel Venturini watched a documentary about Virunga National Park rangers on Netflix, the daily problems they faced compelled him to do something. He had also been reading about Virunga Community Programmes and how it’s helping change perceptions in terms of tourism, conservation and community development in the Virunga massif. Born on June 29, 1984… Continue reading Argentine Venturini cycling around the world to save Virunga National Park

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Eco Hotel Certifications

What criteria is important to you when choosing to trust an environmental certification? Is it hotel site visit?  Is it yearly check ups?  Is it further transparency of the rating system? The Responsible Travel Guide allows for searching by certification and we just want to get the right ones set for you!

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UNWTO Promotes the Role of Media as Advocates of Wildlife Tourism

Nearly 30 journalists have convened in Kasane, Botswana to debate the role of the media in advocating sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation as its major asset. The event is part of the UNWTO/Chimelong Programme that promotes wildlife as key driver of tourism development. International and local journalists from renowned media outlets* have completed a media… Continue reading UNWTO Promotes the Role of Media as Advocates of Wildlife Tourism

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Hello Kitty Appointed as Special Sustainable Tourism Ambassador

The United Nations designated the year 2017 “International Year of Sustainable Tourism Development” and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) (Headquarters in Madrid; Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai) plays a leading role to promote it. UNWTO and Sanrio signed an agreement that appoints Hello Kitty as Special Ambassador of the International Year. Sanrio’s best-known character, Hello Kitty… Continue reading Hello Kitty Appointed as Special Sustainable Tourism Ambassador

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Jewel of the Indian Ocean

And so I begin to describe something that transcends words. I do not think anyone predicted what a magical experience this tour would be. Hats off to Cynthia and Larry for discovering such kind and inspirational, yet slightly crazy Sri Lankans. And then, accommodating us all through periods of various emotions, heartbreak, uncontrollable laughter and… Continue reading Jewel of the Indian Ocean

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Gorilla Tourism – New Hope for Africa’s Gorillas

There are four subspecies of gorillas living in east and central Africa rain forests. These include the mountain gorilla, the eastern and western lowland gorillas, and the cross river gorillas. The gorillas share 95% of their DNA with humans hence have become the prime tourist attraction in Africa drawing a significant number of tourists. Mountain… Continue reading Gorilla Tourism – New Hope for Africa’s Gorillas

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A journey to Sri Lanka

Written by  Shyama Fuad                                                                                                                             I recall leaving Sri Lanka and my family of origin on 22 May. Ironically, this was Republic day in Sri Lanka when Sri Lanka got its independence from British rule.  It was a tearful one, as I was embarking on a journey to start a new chapter of my life in… Continue reading A journey to Sri Lanka

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World’s Gorilla Population Under Threat

Gorillas like other primates have different types which include the popular mountain gorillas, the western low land, and the eastern low land gorillas. These three subspecies of gorillas live in a limited range of habitats and ecosystems typically tropical and subtropical equatorial rain forests in Africa for example mountain gorillas live only in the Virunga… Continue reading World’s Gorilla Population Under Threat

Conversations in Ladakh

By Lea Trafford The journey of many crazy kilometres begins with a single email. The land of many La(h)s. I didn’t know until we were preparing to walk up to and over them that literally Ladakh meant “many passes” and they weren’t kidding. I was in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India earlier in the year on… Continue reading Conversations in Ladakh

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Clean the World

The Responsible Travel Guide has worked with the Clean the World organization in the past (in fact, we have even volunteered there by shaving down used soap) and we look forward to working them again in the future.  For those who are not familiar, Clean the World organizes, promotes and produces the collection of used… Continue reading Clean the World

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