Nigel ThorntonNigel Thornton, Proprietor, Mas del Bot Hotel, Aragon, Spain
“We wanted something different from a run-of-the-mill or traditional building...we wanted to make a minimum impact on the environment and to create a more sustainable lifestyle, a business that would be small enough to be run entirely by two people but big enough to be able to live a simple life but a good life”
Arif QureshiArif Qureshi, Proprietor, L'Orri de Planès Trailside Ecolodge, France
“A true Ecolodge is a business that puts environmental values into practice on various levels and at the same time allows its owners to make a reasonable living.”

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Demonstration “Save the Estonian Forests!”

Vabaduse Platz, Tallinn, 21 March 2020

Sustainable Travel Ireland, formerly Ecotourism Ireland, is now officially recognised by GSTC.

Sustainable Travel Ireland Adopts the GSTC Industry Criteria

Sustainable Travel Ireland has formally adopted the GSTC Industry Criteria to be used in Ireland by accommodations and tour operators.

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines ‘ecotourism’ as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. While there are plenty of tourism businesses and destinations worldwide th...