Stefan Arestis | Aug 29, 2017 | 4
5 of the best places to stay for eco-friendly vacations
Green living is a growing trend, which has expanded exponentially over the past few years. Travellers are now planning their holidays and booking hotels based on their eco-friendliness.
The tourism industry has evolved with many hotels and attractions changing their habits to match the growing demand to be eco-friendly.
Today we introduce 5 of the best green spots around the world with a bit of help from our friends at the Travel Ticker team.
Tourism in Laos has really taken off in the past decade with tourists heading in their numbers to places like Vang Vieng and the UNESCO protected Luang Prabang.
There’s more to the country of course, with a lot of undiscovered beauty, particularly in the more remote South.
The most eco-friendly places to visit in Laos are the Luang Namtha region and the Nam Ha Protected Area. Both will take your breath away with their astonishing beauty.
Believe it or not, Greenland certainly belongs in this list. Whilst it may not be very well known for having warm weather or pristine beaches, in Greenland you will breathe some of the cleanest air in the world. With just over 56,000 residents for such a vast space of land, you will be certain to have complete peace and tranquility here.
Greenland also tries to do everything to provide its visitors with the best eco-friendly attractions, from dog-sledding, hiking along glaciers and whale-watching.
This is the year to visit Greenland and pursue your out in the wilderness dreams.
Botswana is sometimes nicknamed The Pearl of Africa, but remains undiscovered with neighbouring Kenya attracting most of the attention and tourism dollars.
About 70% of this landlocked country is covered by the Kalahari Desert and the UNESCO listed Okavango Delta. The Tsodilo is another UNESCO listed gem in Botswana. It has one of the highest concentrations of rock art in the world and sometimes nicknamed The Louvre of the Desert.
Tourism in the Republic of Botswana is certainly growing and in the face of this, the country has put a strong focus on developing sustainable initiatives suitable for all eco-friendly travellers.
Ahhhh the beautiful Seychelles. That idyllic tropical island paradise you dream of…
The Seychelles offers a wide range of activities and accommodation options for all kinds of travellers. There are many eco-friendly hotels to choose from, which use only recycled materials and focus on relying on renewable energy sources.
This is the perfect tropical island romantic getaway, which also has a strong green focus.
#5 NEW ZEALAND
The country famous for its Lord of the Ring type landscape is the adventure traveller’s paradise. The entire country is bursting full of activities like hiking, trekking, surfing and much more.
New Zealand’s main draw is its natural beauty, so the government and tourism industry work hard to protect and preserve it as much as possible, making it one of the 5 best eco friendly places to visit.