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Responsible Luxury Travel: Sustainable Tourism and Leisure Vacations

April 27, 2007
You don’t haveto give up great amenities to travel responsibly. Here are some tips for making a luxury vacation more sustainable.
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Luxury leisure travel and ecotourism are not mutually exclusive. The tourism industry is catching up to consumer demands for more sustainable, yet comfortable, vacations.

  • Carbon offset programs offset client’s emissions by funding renewable energy programs. The carbon dioxide emitted by airplane travel, for example, is measured per person (for each consumer), and funds are proportionally given to supporting wind power and other clean, renewable energy resources. Sustainable Travel International offers just such a carbon offset program, and several luxury hotel and adventure travel companies have already signed up.
  • For sustainable tourism to have a positive effect, there’s no need to sacrifice luxury in responsible leisure travel. A few minor changes in vacation plans, and travelers are already helping make the Earth a healthier place.
    2 Comments leave one →
    1. March 1, 2009 7:52 pm

      Thanks very useful post

    2. May 22, 2009 9:50 pm

      Good news. The tourism industry will surely benefit if beaches, safaris and other natural tourist hotspots are preserved.

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