Ecotourism: Vacation With a Positive Impact


What is ecotourism exactly? It’s a blend of eco-travel, where you seek out a city’s natural beauty, and sustainable travel, while you do your part to conserve energy, water, and landfill waste during your vacation.

With over 75% of consumers wanting to take a more eco-responsible vacation and 66% of travellers requesting easier ways to identify green vacation options, ecotourism is more than a buzzword–it’s a way of life and a better way to travel. To highlight how ecotourism has changed and grown through the decades, we’ve created an infographic about ecotourism’s history and what we think will be its future. From explorer Alexander von Humboldt and botanist Aimé Bonpland crisscrossing Central and South America in 1797 to Martha D. Honey, Ph.D. co-founding the Center for Responsible Travel in 2003, ecotourism has come a long way and it’s only getting better.


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Explore Ecotourism in Canada
Environmentally Conscious Tourism in Canada – Expedia Canada’s home for all things ecotourism.
Eco-adventures in Canada – From exploring caves to watching polar bears, there’s a wild world waiting for you. Here are some of the best eco-trips to try around the country.
Best Eco-friendly Hotels in Canada – Staying somewhere sustainable is just as important as where you travel to. Here are a few of the top eco-hotels in the country.
Greenest Cities in Canada – When you’re looking for the greenest cities in Canada, search no further! These are the crème of the crop.
Sustainable Tourism Interviews – For in-depth knowledge about ecotourism, we interviewed some of the top NGOs in the world about their views on eco-safe travel.
Interviews with Ecotourists – When it comes to ecotourism, some of the best people to talk to are real-life explorers. Here are our interviews with well-regarded eco-travelers.

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Jennifer Cuellar

About the Author Jennifer Cuellar

Jennifer Cuellar is a writer, an avid explorer, and fan of all things Games of Thrones-related. When she’s not sipping tea in a café by the beach, she’s off writing about wondrous cities you simply have to visit. From mountain peaks to downtown streets, there’s a world of adventure waiting to be explored. She spotlights top cities to tour, which attractions you’ve got to see, and off-the-beaten path activities to try during your next vacation. Let’s go travel!

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