Tag: ecotourism

Ecotourism: The confluence of responsibility and tourism

With the constant boom in global travel and tourism industry, the stakeholders of the industry including travellers have become more alert to environmental and sustainable elements of a destination. Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Aditi Balbir, Founder & CEO, V Resorts said, “Responsible tourism is no longer a matter of choice for operators today. […]

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J&K Governor Advisor: Promoting ecotourism can help tourism industry thrive

Jammu and Kashmir’s Advisor to the Governor, Khursheed Ganai said the state’s tourism industry will thrive if it is promoted as an eco-tourism destination. Ganai also urged the youth in protecting the environment and conserving natural resources of the state. According to an official spokesperson, the advisor was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of third […]

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Singapore focuses on ecotourism with two new wildlife parks

Mandai Park Holdings (MPH) has initiated work on its new ‘Mandai rejuvenation project’. This will see existing Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari expanded and supplemented with a brand new Bird Park and Rainforest Park as well. The project will use ‘impacted land’ for redevelopment since 2008, as well as space currently used by […]

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Odisha to invest Rs 21 crore to develop 30 eco-tourism spots

The government of Odisha recently approved an action plan to develop 30 eco-tourism spots in the state. The plan for 2016-17 fiscal with an estimated cost of Rs 21 crore was approved in the eco-tourism board by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi. The Chief Secretary has advised the Forests and Environment Department to create more […]

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Amitabh Bachchan to promote Ecotourism & Tiger tourism in Maharashtra

Legendary Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan has accepted the proposal of Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to be the Tiger Ambassador of the state, and to promote Ecotourism, especially Tiger Tourism in Maharashtra. The 72-year-old actor confirmed to Mungantiwar through a letter, stating, “I wish to accept your kind offer to render my services towards the […]

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Queensland Tourism Minister wants to promote Gold Coast ecotourism

Kate Jones, Tourism Minister of Queensland said that nature-based attractions in the Gold Coast hinterland needed to be promoted more heavily and she wants to expand and improve the Gold Coast’s ecotourism industry. She said there had been a big growth in Tasmania’s tourist numbers since that state launched an ecotourism product. “In my opinion […]

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Tamil Nadu to open 25 ecotourism sites

Tamil Nadu’s forest department is developing 25 ecotourism spots in the state which will showcase biodiversity rich areas within reserve forests and protected areas where travellers can also experience local culture. The project’s main focus will be to provide a sustainable livelihood option for local communities by getting them involved in the project. The state […]

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Romania replenishes ecotourism destinations

Nine areas in Romania have been selected to replenish and improve the state of their ecological tourism value. The decision has been taken under the project of €154,741, launched by the Ecotourism Association of Romania (AER) and the National Authority for Tourism (ANT). The project has been introduced to offer technical support to those areas […]

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Ecotourism flourishes in The Gambia, a small jewel in west Africa

The African continent is known for its wildlife and flora. But in The Gambia you have to look up to the sky.  Here at the Tanji Bird Reserve in The Gambia’s National Park, there are more than 500 species of birds, some of them very rare. Source: Euronews

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Jharkhand set to improve forest spots, promotes eco-tourism

In its bid to promote itself as an eco-tourism destination, Jharkhand is utilising its existing infrastructure at popular forest spots. The vast spread of forests in Dalma, Betla, Netarhat and Behragora in Hazaribag, with their wide range of flora and fauna, are among popular tourist draws. “Dalma is a beautiful place, and the best forest […]

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