We feel that one of the most overlooked aspects of sustainable tourism, and perhaps the most important, is the impact of travel on local communities.
Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2011
California-based sustainable travel company, Global Basecamps, is pleased to announce the next article in the Bootsnall sustainable travel series, 6 Things You Don't Know About Ecotourism. Global Basecamps and BootsnAll have teamed up in an effort to spread awareness of ecotourism and what it means to travel responsibly. Ecotourism and green travel have become big buzzwords in the tourism industry. However, often sustainable travel is thought simply to mean minimizing the negative environmental impacts of travel, while the definition is much more encompassing. By sponsoring the sustainable series on BootsnAll, Global Basecamps’ goal was to shed light on what sustainable travel really means.
“We feel that one of the most overlooked aspects of sustainable tourism, and perhaps the most important, is the impact of travel on local communities,” says Global Basecamps co-founder Michael D’Amico. Sustainable travel not only entails how travelers reach their destination and how resources are used, but also how they interact with the physical and cultural environment while at their destination.
The articles within the sustainable travel series on BootsnAll focus on specific, tangible ways to experience sustainable travel, which starts at the trip preparation phase, not simply once you step off the plane. The articles include:
5 Ways to Experience Sustainable Travel
10 Tips for more Eco-Friendly Travel
6 Natural Phenomena to See Before They Disappear
8 Secrets to Guilt-Free Travel in Developing Nations
6 Things You Don't Know About Ecotourism
About Global Basecamps
Global Basecamps is specialty travel company that helps independent travelers research and book locally owned boutique hotels, off-the-beaten path lodges and multi-day excursions all over the world. Travel at your own pace with a custom itinerary, or simply find accommodation and excursions so that your trip priorities are met and you have maximum flexibility while on the road. Whether you are discovering wildlife on a Tanzania safari, relaxing in a traditional Japanese ryokan on a Japan tour, or experiencing the local culture on a Vietnam tour, Global Basecamps clients can rest assured that their trip is aiding the local communities, preserving the natural resources and, minimizing negative environmental impacts. Please visit http://www.globalbasecamps.com for more information.
BootsnAll Travel Network, started in 1998, is a community of over 30 online travel guides and resources that connect and encourage independent travel. BootsnAll has over 3.6 million unique visitors per month and 100,000+ community members. Please visit http://www.bootsnall.com/.
MEDIA CONTACT: Ali Dempsey, Global Basecamps, (866) 577-2462, Ali (at) globalbasecamps (dot) com
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