Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism Grow as Certification Standards Emerge, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

Ecotourism and “ecospas” are all the rage, particularly among affluent travelers seeking a soothing retreat and a respite from the daily grind back home.  Ecotourism, as a philosophy used by a hotel in design, construction and operation, generally has goals that include:  conservation of electricity, water and other natural resources; sensitivity to the surrounding natural environment, ecosystem, wildlife (and sometimes native peoples); use of organic ingredients in the hotel kitchen (which may include items from a hotel’s own organic garden); and a peaceful, soothing environment throughout the hotel property (which may include such elements as extensive landscaping with native plants,…

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