Category Archives: Eco-Tourism

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Feds give tentative OK to Cuba flights from Houston – Houston Chronicle


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Feds give tentative OK to Cuba flights from Houston
Houston Chronicle
A new weekly flight from Bush Intercontinental Airport to Havana was announced Thursday as part of the government’s historic effort to unwind more than 50 years of political tensions, family divisions, trade embargoes and travel restrictions with Cuba.

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'Green' your Road Trip – wwlp.com


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‘Green’ your Road Trip
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Emily Gaylord and Kelsey Colpitts from the Center for Eco Technology in Florence showed us how. ‘Green’ your Road Trip. 1. Prepare your route – use maps or GPS so you don’t get lost and use unnecessary fuel 2. Travel light – less weight means a more …

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The Forgotten Jewish Pirates of Jamaica – Smithsonian


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The Forgotten Jewish Pirates of Jamaica
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With trips spearheaded by Rachel Frankel, a New York-based architect, it hopes to promote conservation of Jewish cemeteries and raise public awareness of them. In the 18th century, the French Enlightenment writer Guillaume-Thomas Raynal advocated …

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Student Designers 3D Print Car for Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge – 3DPrint.com


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Student Designers 3D Print Car for Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge
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Nowhere was this more clearly in evidence than in the more than 200 entries competing in the European round of the Shell Eco-Marathon that took place in London. The challenge asks designers to create a car that can travel the farthest on a single liter

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Lao Tourism Goes Green to Boost Growth – Voice of America


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Lao Tourism Goes Green to Boost Growth
Voice of America
Bosengkham Vongdara, Laos’ Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, said the travel sector, especially eco-tourism, offered economic benefits to local communities. “Laos has placed greater emphasis on eco-tourism since 2009. As a result of …

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As the EU threatens to unravel, the African Union is getting closer with one passport and single currency talk – Quartz


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As the EU threatens to unravel, the African Union is getting closer with one passport and single currency talk
Quartz
At the African Union (AU) summit later this month, the AU will introduce a single passport to make travel to all 54 member countries of the union possible. The AU passport is part … “We have decided that our unit of currency will be ‘eco.’ Let us now

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5 Travel Tips for the Eco-Conscious Traveler – Ecopreneurist


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5 Travel Tips for the Eco-Conscious Traveler
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Slight adjustments in the way you travel can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and promote eco-friendly and sustainable tourism in the places you visit. Vaibhav Deshpande from the fast growing travel startup Holidayme brings you these tips.

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The key to sustainable travel – Minnesota Public Radio News


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The key to sustainable travel
Minnesota Public Radio News
The Brando, a resort in French Polynesia The Brando, an eco-friendly resort on the private island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia, is 99 percent off the grid, according to Costas Christ, a travel writer and editor at large for National Geographic Magazine.

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La Posada del Inca Eco-Lodge – Telegraph.co.uk


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La Posada del Inca Eco-Lodge
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Value for money. 6 / 10 0. Rooms from £387 per person, full board, including transfers by hydrofoil, minibus travel from/to La Paz, English-speaking guide plus an excursion to nearby Moon Island. No Wi-Fi.

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Take Five: Eco-Accommodations in Andalusia, Spain – Paste Magazine


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Take Five: Eco-Accommodations in Andalusia, Spain
Paste Magazine
While driving along the coastline of Almeria, John Lennon was once inspired to write the classic song “Strawberry Fields.” Though the song isn’t actually an ode to Almeria, there is one phrase in particular that perfectly captures the region’s