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The Philosophy of Thailand’s Tongsai Eco-Resort

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​Thailand's famed Eco-resort, Tongsai Bay, on the island of Koh Samui is a beautifully shining example of what can be achieved through mindful green thinking, time, energy and a deep understanding of the delicate balance of one of the most stunning beach destinations in the world. Owners Gob and his wife Goya Hoontrakul have turned this cottage, vi...
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Banyan Tree Blossoms as Green Hospitality Brand

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​"Resorts in the Third World have both the potential to be agents of social and economic development in less developed areas, or as a source for friction and alienation within the local economy" by Banyan Tree Founder & Executive Chairman Ho KwonPing (1992) ​"Sustainability will remain core to our business; it must as it is demanded by our...
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Tourism in Thailand: A Swedish Hotelier’s Perspective

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A true global citizen, the GM of Bangkok's renowned Rembrandt Hotel, Eric Hallin, was born in Stockholm yet grew up in Greece, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. Educated in Sweden, France and Malawi, Eric moved to Thailand in the '70s and bought into a tour company that led him to a glittering hospitality career spanning the world from Europe to Africa ...
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Humans Ingesting Plastic from Ocean Pollution.

Humans Ingesting Plastic from Ocean Pollution.
The earth's oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050, and fish with plastic in their systems are at increased risk of cancer and other health problems for people. Humans generate more than 300 million tons of plastic annually, and nearly half of the plastic is only used one time before it is throw away to find its way to the oceans eventuall...
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Tread Softly, Tourists – and Leave a Low-Impact Footprint

Tread Softly, Tourists – and Leave a Low-Impact Footprint
"Tread softly, for you tread on my dreams." - William Butler Yeats As we travel, eat, work and live, we continuously add sooty carbon footprints across our once-pristine lands. While it is easier to look at the big business polluters, the focus is shifting to personal responsibility and accountability, as well as individual action. The catchphrase ...
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50 Shades of Green

50 Shades of Green
With 1.1 billion international trips made in 2014, a statistic set to nearly double within 15 years, is ecotourism a viable reality or an idealist's dream? While the travel and tourism industry appears to have taken ecotourism on board, the true picture paints more than 50 shades of green. "Tourism is today one of the fastest growing economic secto...
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Plastic Bottle Island: An Eco-Architect’s Dream

Plastic Bottle Island: An Eco-Architect’s Dream
Extraterrestrial intervention, a divine celestial prophecy or the manifestation of creative ecologically inspired imagination? Whatever the real story behind the creation of these islands made from plastic bottles off the coast of Mexico, it is an extraoerdinary one – a tale of an Englishman's vision to follow his destiny and potentially change the...
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A Renowned Conservationist Saves Mallorca’s Wetlands

A Renowned Conservationist Saves Mallorca’s Wetlands
What happens when a world-leading conservationist like Max Nicholson goes on holiday to the beautiful Balearic isle of Mallorca? Fortunately for locals and nature lovers everywhere, one of the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean is rescued. Some 35 years on, Shetland Islands crofter Nick Riddiford is continuing this legacy, dedicating near...
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Checking-in and Checking-Out the World’s Greenest Hotels

Checking-in and Checking-Out the World’s Greenest Hotels
From land degradation to construction costs and the impact on communities, the hotel business has a lot to answer for. Add to this the destructive effects of increased tourism in areas of natural beauty, the energy drain on resources, and waste from stays, and the vacation snapshot is environmentally bleak. This is without considerin...
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Will Myanmar Be Spoiled By Her Suitors?

Will Myanmar Be Spoiled By Her Suitors?

As Myanmar reaches for the stars of economic and human rights freedoms, conservationists stay grounded about the real environmental risks and challenges facing a country on the brink of fast and furious change.

From two million in 2013 to an anticipated five million in 2015, Myanmar’s visitor numbers confirm the galloping momentum of tourism hitting this resource-rich South East Asian nation. Once ‘shut off’ from the world due to the stronghold of the military junta, Myanmar is entering a brave new world of potential, and all environmentalists’ eyes are looking on, albeit through their fingers. Myanmar’s Unprotected Beauty Only 5% of the natural habitat of Indo-Burma remains, making it one of the most at-risk biodiversity hotspots in the world, with deforestation at critical levels.

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