Ecotourism Makes Big Splash with All Generations

19 Apr 2016

Swinging from trees, spelunking in caves, making baskets with local grandmothers….these are just a few of the fun activities to be had on an eco-tour.

More and more individuals of every generation are interested in participating in ecotourism. How they define ecotourism may vary, but some key concepts remain steadfast.

The International Ecotourism Society defines it as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.”  The goal being to unite conservation efforts, communities, and sustainable travel.

Responsible travelers and enlightened practices are transforming the $5 trillion global travel and tourism industry into an opportunity to empower people and protect the planet in the process.

At Acendas Travel, we work with several travel partners who provide choices for the conscious ecotourist. One of our favorites is G Adventures, a company that sees itself more as a social enterprise than as a tourism business.

G Adventures

An adventure travel pioneer, G Adventures brings travelers from different backgrounds together to experience, learn, share, and explore our incredible planet. They offer an awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions that embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport, putting travelers on a first-name basis with local people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife.

Preserving cultural heritage and conserving and replenishing the natural environment, while improving the lives of local people, is the essence of this way of traveling. Not only do you get to experience the world in such a deeply immersive  and exciting way, you also get to return home knowing that your tourism dollars were spent on socially and environmentally conscious projects. Planeterra, G Adventure‘s foundation, works directly with communities to promote sustainable solutions, wildlife conservation and economic growth.