Electronic snowmobiles, eSleds, helping visitors to experience Finnish Lapland the zero-emission and silent way

Travellers to Finnish Lapland wanting to make their adventure as sustainable as possible can now experience the snowy landscape the zero-emission way via electronic snowmobile thanks to Aurora eMotion. Aurora eMotion, the first and only electric snowmobile safari provider in the world, operates safaris in Finnish Lapland on emission-free and silent eSleds without without disturbing the silent peace of wintry nature and with no harm … Continue reading Electronic snowmobiles, eSleds, helping visitors to experience Finnish Lapland the zero-emission and silent way

Pueblos Mágicos de Los Lipez: Experience the world’s largest salt desert, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, with wisdom of indigenous locals

Pueblos Mágicos de Los Lipez (PML), a community-based tourism initiative, is enabling tourists to Bolivia the opportunity to experience the largest salt desert in the world, Salar de Uyuni, and its surrounding areas while supporting indigenous communities. Local families from four small villages located in Uyuni Salt – Culpina K, San Cristobal, Vila Vila and Rio Grande – founded PML in 2015 to offer services … Continue reading Pueblos Mágicos de Los Lipez: Experience the world’s largest salt desert, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, with wisdom of indigenous locals

Electric Planes: Charting the progress of electric aviation

All-electric flight is beginning to take flight in a drive to fight climate change. Various companies including Boeing, Rolls Royce and Uber are currently developing electric vertical takeoff and landing (EVTOL) aircraft for commercial use. Norway has revealed plans to replace all of its fuel-guzzling jets with electric planes on all domestic flights by 2040. Harbour Air hopes to develop an all-electric commercial fleet, which … Continue reading Electric Planes: Charting the progress of electric aviation

Giraffe Manor: Guests get up close with Rothschild giraffes at conservation-supporting boutique hotel

There’s few boutique hotels in the world that can lay claim to visitors rubbing shoulders with giraffes over the breakfast table other than Kenya’s Giraffe Manor. Giraffe Manor, set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, is a wonderful and delightful vacation for anyone who has an affinity with the graceful and elegant mammals … Continue reading Giraffe Manor: Guests get up close with Rothschild giraffes at conservation-supporting boutique hotel

Hotel Taselotzin: All female-run Mexico-based hotel “with an indigenous heart” empowering Nahua women

Hotel Taselotzin, located in the Sierra Norte mountain range of Puebla in Mexico, is a sustainable hotel run by indigenous Nahua women. Taselotzin, which in Nahuatl means “small plant or shoot”, started life as a hotel “with an indigenous heart” in 1995 as a result of the collective effort of the female-led organisation Masehual Siunamej Mosenyolchiacuani (“Indigenous women who support one another”). Masehual Siunamej Mosenyolchiacuani … Continue reading Hotel Taselotzin: All female-run Mexico-based hotel “with an indigenous heart” empowering Nahua women

Morocco’s first artisan-run store to open in Fes in 2020 — Anou Blog

We launched Anou many years ago in order to rethink how the craft economy in Morocco should work. What has become increasingly clear since those early days is that to create a craft economy that works for all artisans we would eventually have to rethink the role of retail as well. Now after a year […] via The Artisan’s Store — Anou Blog Continue reading Morocco’s first artisan-run store to open in Fes in 2020 — Anou Blog

The Netherlands ditch its “Holland” nickname in efforts to update its international image and to promote sustainable travel

The Dutch government has called time on the country’s “Holland” nickname. As of this month, the country will now officially be referred to by its formal name, the Netherlands, as part of a renewed tourism strategy to update the country’s international image, and to promote more sustainable and respectful travel. Companies, embassies, ministries and universities will now only be able to refer to the state … Continue reading The Netherlands ditch its “Holland” nickname in efforts to update its international image and to promote sustainable travel

Actor Matthew McConnaughey helps design Australia-based eco-cabin to reconnect guests with nature

True Detective actor Matthew McConaughey has joined forces with Australian tiny house startup Unyoked to design an off-grid, eco-cabin. Known as The Reserve, the rustic-style eco-cabin with its dark wood-panelling, was built with sustainable materials and is solar-powered. Featuring large windows and a firepit and with no TV nor WiFi, The Reserve was designed to “help people disconnect and get back in touch with the … Continue reading Actor Matthew McConnaughey helps design Australia-based eco-cabin to reconnect guests with nature

2020 to see sustainable travel continue to go mainstream with the rise of “slow travel”, industry experts say

2020 is set to see sustainable travel continue to go mainstream with the rise of “slow travel” and conscious travellers, according to ABTA, the association for travel agents and tour operators. The rise of “slow travel”, a shift towards electric aviation, and an increased focus by travellers on the environmental and social impacts of travel are among five key travel trends for 2020 highlighted in … Continue reading 2020 to see sustainable travel continue to go mainstream with the rise of “slow travel”, industry experts say

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, New Mexico, US

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 20. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, New Mexico, US There is now a number of eco spas in the US that seek to operate sustainably and in harmony with the environment, but there … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, New Mexico, US