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Mabira forest has potential to develop tourism

UGANDA (eTN) - This week the world celebrated International Forest Day and, I guess true to form, I felt the time was right to dedicate some thoughts to the forests in our region.

Landmark resolution recognizes ecotourism

In a significant acknowledgment of tourism as a tool for promoting sustainable development, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution stressing ecotourism’s role in the fight against

Leading ecotourism players set to meet in Cairns

Ecotourism Australia’s Global Eco Asia-Pacific Tourism Conference is now less than five weeks away, and this year, the program has attracted some of the world's leading players in ecotourism.

Three founding organizations of The Region Initiative (TRI) rated by UNWTO

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (eTN) - Three founding organizations of The Region Initiative (TRI) have been rated in the UNWTO Compendium of Best Practices and Recommendations for Ecotourism in Asia and the Pac

Achievements a triumph for ecotourism in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2011 was held on August 30, 2012, at the Waters Edge - Battramulla.

Australia’s competitors taking ecotourism seriously

Ecotourism is being taken very seriously by Australia's Asia-Pacific neighbours.

Premier aims to make Queensland number one ecotourism destination

Ecotourism is well and truly back on the agenda in Queensland with the completion of the DestinationQ Key Action Plan this week.

Athens and Portland team up for sustainable tourism

Portland, Oregon-based Sustainable Travel International (STI) and Athens, Greece-based European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) have announced they will align their work more closely toward a co

Kenya Wildlife Service responds to Eco-Tourism Kenya and other claims

(eTN) - In a media statement issued ahead of the Easter weekend, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Corporate Communications Department finally responded with a detailed account of their own, after the

India mourns popular ecotourism practitioner

Kerala in India is popular for community-based tourism and the Kerala houseboats, or Kettuvallam, are famous for their unique, traditional, thatched roof design.

UN: Ecotourism boom can help save endangered forests

The increasing demand for ecotourism can play a vital role in saving endangered forests, a United Nations-backed partnership said today, while also warning of the potential damaging effects if its exp

Ecotourism works even deeper in Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN (eTN) - My quest for finding ecotourism and cultural tourism examples in Uzbekistan compelled me to continue my travel.

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities encourages responsible tourism

In collaboration with the Hope Institute for Deaf in the city of Al Madina AlMunawara, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) organized a workshop for the teachers and students on the

UNWTO Conference to support ecotourism in West Africa

A project, designed to unlock the tourism potential of seven CPAs stretching across ten West African countries, aims to maximize tourism’s role in poverty reduction and economic development, improve

El Salvador emerges as eco-adventure destination

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - For the first time online, El Salvador is "speaking the language" of international travel companies with a new site for eco and adventure travel: www.ecoexperienciaselsalv

Indonesia to build first ecotourism village in the world

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia - Habitat for Humanity Indonesia today announced it is partnering with Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to create Habitat’s first eco-tourism village of more than 420 homes and guest ac

Penguins endangered: Antarctic

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Delegates examine case for upping the value chain at ecotourism conference

KUALA LUMPUR (eTN) - Is there a case for "upping the value chain" in ecotourism? Or, should ecotourism remain a niche segment of the tourism industry that appeals only to "green" tourists?

Bangkok hotel wins top SKAL Ecotourism Award

The first-ever Skal Asia Ecotourism Award 2010 has been won by the Chaophya Park Hotel & Resort, Bangkok. The hotel's general manager, Mr. Andrew J.

Wetland meeting in Seychelles confirms conservation goals

A week-long series of meetings was held last week in Victoria’s International Conference Centre under the theme "Wetlands connect life and culture," which saw the secretary general of the RAMSAR Con

Global Environmental Fund to support Seychelles conservation

The Global Environmental Fund has offered a small grants program for approved proposals in the field of biodiversity, international waters, climate change, and other fields to applicants from the Seyc

Top holiday destinations for 2010 influenced by sporting events and green...

Sporting events and eco-tourism will have a great effect on our choice of holiday destinations in 2010 according to a new travel trends report.

Sustainable tourism initiative gets support from Olympic champion sprinter

Nairobi - Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt took a break from the track on Friday to launch the Zeitz Foundation's Long Run Initiative, which aims to create and support ecotourism projects around t

Agricultural tourism project in Vietnam raises farmers’ incomes

A three-year pilot agricultural tourism project in three rural provinces has helped to diversify ecotourism products and raise incomes of local farmers, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Farmers' Associa

Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2010 coming to Portland

The organizers of the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) have confirmed the recently announced date change for the next ESTC conference as September 8-10, 2010.

2009 Skål International Ecotourism Awards

Skål, founded as an international association in 1934 is the largest organization of travel and tourism professionals in the world, embracing

Indonesian ecotourism hotel venture now online

Eco Lodges Indonesia is proud to present, for the eco traveler, their new web site, which features four unique eco-friendly hotels for accommodation in Bali, Borneo (Kalimantan), Flores (Komodo), and

A fresh new start for Maldives

LONDON (eTN) - He’s being hailed by some as the Obama of South Asia. The man in question is Mohamed Nasheed the new president of the Maldives.

Penang’s urban tiger park plan sparks protests

Penang state government's plan to bring back the "wow" factor into tourism by building a tiger park outside the city center has drawn a flurry of protests from environmentalists.