Eco travel is not a new term or a new style of travel tourism, but It is becoming more and more commonly heard in the travel industry… and that is music to our ears. Sustainable travel first made a presence during the environmental movement of the 1970s. Ecotourism actually didn’t become a travel concept until around the late 1980s. During those periods, environmental consciousness and a desire to travel to reconnect with nature were becoming more popular. According to the Center For Responsible Travel, one in five travelers say they would be willing to pay more for a trip that has a good environmental and social record. And with options for ecotourism destinations increasing all over the world, we don’t see this environmental movement slowing down anytime soon.
So what exactly is Ecotourism? We can give an elaborate answer, but it really is as simple as reducing your carbon footprint when you travel. It places a major emphasis on conservation, education, and low impact travel. Nature and culture become the main focus of your unique tourism experience. Choosing eco-friendly accommodations when you travel will make it possible for you to experience and appreciate natural spaces and cultures while minimizing your impact on the environment.
If you want to help help the earth when you vacation and are considering ecotourism in your future, here are just a few examples of eco-friendly accommodations….
This eco-friendly tree house in San Juan, Puerto Rico runs on renewable energy and boasts spectacular views. It is a truly unforgettable adventurous eco-friendly adventure.
Check out this Eco-Friendly Tiny house in Victoria, Australia. Staying in a tiny house is it’s own adventure but this off the grid tiny house is even more unique. With its composting toilets, gravity-fed bathtub, and wood burning heat source, it is truly eco-friendly.
If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint but don’t want to sacrifice amenities, This beautiful elevated again the the mountains of North Carolina may be more your style.