• Interview: Fivos Tsaravopoulos, Founder & Manager of Paths of Greece

    Fivos Tsaravopoulos "Paths of Greece is a Social Cooperative Entreprise because all its members share a common goal, which is to add value to a place for the benefit of the local economy, the local society and the environment" Fivos Tsaravopoulos is...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews/all-interviews/1045-170113-fivos-tsaravopoulos
  • Interview: Natali Dologlou, MIRC, Greece

    "Ecotourism can open the door to a genuine contact with locals and their culture, which is practically impossible in a more conventional touristic package" Natali (Anastasia) Dologlou is a Greek Ecotourism Expert who works as a Researcher at the...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews/all-interviews/998-160121-natali-dologlou
  • Ecotourism in Greece | ECOCLUB.com

    Articles & Blogs | Forum | History | Geography | Visa | Travel Advice | Official Tourism Portal Rated Ecolodges Skinos Ilivatos Eco Farm - Rating Report A new solar and wind-powered eco farm and villa for rent, constructed under the principles of...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/in/europe/greece
  • Paths of Greece launches new ecolabel for hiker-friendly hotels

    Athens, Greece - 22 February 2017: Paths of Greece, a Social Cooperative Entreprise, in cooperation with Green Evolution, an environmental consultancy, is launching a new ecolabel titled “Hikers’ Friendly” (Web: www.hikersfriendly.com ). The ecolabel...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/1059-170224-hikers-friendly-greece
  • Eumelia Organic Farm & Guesthouse, Greece - ECOCLUB.com Rating

    ECOCLUB.com Rating: 3.6 out of 5 ECOCLUB.com Rating Explained: The first 5 sections of this application each correspond to the 5 ECOCLUB.com Criteria for Ecological & Socially Just Tourism The maximum rating score we can award in each section is 5, and...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/rating/eumelia
  • Highlights & Testimonials | ECOCLUB.com

    Highlights | Testimonials | Honorary Members ECOCLUB.com is the original ecotourism portal & professional network, established in 1999 in Athens, with the aim of supporting current and aspiring ecotourism pracitioners, and promoting the philosophy &...

    https://ecoclub.com/about
  • Interview Series | ECOCLUB.com

    Featuring inspiring ecotourism and other green professionals, activists and academics. Jorge Moller, Director, REGENERA, Chile "We need public involvement to sustain a destination forever. If it is only an agreement between private sides it will not...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews
  • Workshop in Crete, Greece May 12-20, 2014 for Professional Researchers

    Workshop in Crete, Greece May 12 - 20, 2014 Lessons from the Mediterranean: Applying Yesterday's Wisdom to Tomorrow's Table Continuing Education for Food, Nutrition & Health Professionals. A 7-day workshop-experiential learning program. Organized by...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/workshop-in-crete-greece-may-12-20-2014-for-professional-researchers
  • Study Abroad in Greece: The Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle, May 2013

    University of Missouri and Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries Study Abroad in Greece: The Mediterranean Diet and Lifestyle 10-Day Accredited Program May 20 – June 1, 2013 A comprehensive experiential learning program designed to provide an overview of the...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/study-abroad-in-greece-the-mediterranean-diet-and-lifestyle-may-2013
  • Natura 2000 Areas in Greece

    Throughout Europe the 'Natura 2000' network of protected areas, created with the aim of conserving natural habitats, flora and fauna and in particular wild birds, is considered a blessing: Natura 2000 areas constitute an institutional, legal and funding...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/natura-2000-areas-in-greece
  • Interview: Vasilis Tsipidis, TRAFFIC - International

    Tourism planning cannot be left to the industry to decide, it is sad even to consider such a move. Vasilis Tsipidis is from Athens, Greece and has been involved in the ecotourism movement since 1999 while he has also been an active Member of ECOCLUB.com...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews/all-interviews/917-140117-vasilis-tsipidis
  • Taleton, Greece - ECOCLUB.com Rating

    ECOCLUB.com Rating: 3.6 out of 5 ECOCLUB.com Rating Explained: The first 5 sections of this application each correspond to the 5 ECOCLUB.com Criteria for Ecological & Socially Just Tourism The maximum rating score we can award in each section is 5, and...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/rating/taleton
  • Eumelia Organic Farm, new ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Member in Greece

    Eumelia in winter with snow-capped Mt.Taygetus in the back. Athens, Greece (17 October 2012) - Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm & Guesthouse has been accepted as an ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Member following an online rating procedure. Eumelia thus became...

    https://ecoclub.com/component/content/?id=868:121017-eumelia&catid=2:headlines&Itemid=278
  • Petition to Save Kavo Sidero archaeological and natural landscape in Crete, Greece

    Petition to the Prime Minister of Greece: "We support the court appeal launched in May 2016 by citizens of Crete and environmental, archaeological, and other organisations, to save the unique archaeological and natural landscape of Kavo Sidero in East...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/petition-to-save-kavo-sidero-crete-greece-archaeological-and-natural-landscape
  • Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries September 2016 Seminar in Crete, Greece in partnership with Center for Responsible Travel

    Crete, Greece, September 19-25, 2016: Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network in partnership with The Center for Responsible Travel is hosting a unique program in Crete: Discovering the Culture, Nature and Cuisine of Crete. During this program...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/crete-s-culinary-sanctuaries-september-2016-seminar-in-crete-greece-in-partnership-with-center-for-responsible-travel
  • Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries/Center for Responsible Travel Seminar in Crete, Greece July 10-16, 2017

    Crete, Greece, July 10 - 16, 2017Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network in partnership with The Center for Responsible Travel is hosting a unique program in Crete: Discovering Crete's Cultural, Culinary and Natural Wonders. During this program...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/crete-s-culinary-sanctuaries-center-for-responsible-travel-seminar-in-crete-greece-july-10-16-2017
  • Older Reviews

    Volcano and Geothermal Tourism Volcano and Geothermal Tourism. Sustainable Geo-resources for Leisure and Recreation Edited by Patricia Erfurt-Cooper and Malcolm Cooper (Hardback, 320 pages, 2010, Earthscan) Edited by Patricia Erfurt-Cooper, Lecturer in...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reviews/316-book-reviews
  • New ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Members in the Gambia and Greece

    Athens, Greece (7 August 2013) - Two new eco-friendly hotels have been accepted as ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Members following a transparent online rating procedure . Farakunku Lodges are four secluded, solar-powered lodges in a natural, rural area 2 km from...

    https://ecoclub.com/component/content/?id=896:130807-new-ecolodges&catid=2:headlines&Itemid=278
  • Between Sisyphus and Epicurus

    Deceitful King Sisyphus was condemned by Zeus to eternally carry a boulder to a top of the hill with the boulder rolling down again. Sisyphus has been interpreted as representing vain politicians, aspiring for eternal glory and eternally failing....

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/between-sisyphus-and-epicurus
  • GSTC Regional Meeting in Athens reveals progress in sustainable tourism certification

    Athens, Greece - 1 December 2016 (ECOCLUB.com): The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) European Regional Meeting took place on 23-24 November in Athens. The historic Zappeion Conference & Exhibition Centre (built in 1888 for the first modern...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/1035-161201-gstc-athens
  • New partnership will expand sustainable tourism training opportunities in southeastern Europe

    Athens, Greece - November 15, 2016: The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has announced a new partnership with Green Evolution SA, supporting the regional development of the GSTC’s Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) in Southeastern...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/1030-161115-sustainable-tourism-training-europe
  • Austrian-Greek Sustainable Tourism Cooperation Project Concludes, Disseminates Recommendations

    An ambitious 14-month European Union-funded grant project under the rather long title “Technical Assistance action to support tourism planning and policy for the promotion of sustainable tourism development in Greece Reference No.: SRSS/S2016/013” was...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/austrian-greek-sustainable-tourism-cooperation
  • Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries 2016 Study Abroad Programs, Crete, Greece

    Join us in Crete, Greece, May 16-24, 2016 for Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Educational Network Study Abroad Program with Utah State University. A distinctive faculty-led experiential learning program designed to provide an overview of the culture,...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/crete-s-culinary-sanctuaries-2016-study-abroad-programs-crete-greece
  • Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries 2016 Study Tours

    Our Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Network is excited to welcome faculty and students from Utah State University on their May 2016 Study Tour to Crete! Utah State University Study Abroad to Crete, Greece Program And our fantastic annual Study Abroad...

    https://ecoclub.comhttps://ecoclub.com/blogs/cretes-culinary-sanctuaries-2016-study-tours
  • Culinary Tourism in Santorini: An Exploration of Food and Culture

    By Lindsay Milich Culinary tourism represents a rapidly growing field that is increasingly being incorporated into tourism strategies worldwide (ICTA, 2011). New global trends in tourism also indicate a desire for personalized experiences and...

    https://ecoclub.com/component/content/?id=752:111118-lmilich&catid=2&Itemid=278
  • ECOCLUB.com Rated Ecolodges

    ECOCLUB.com - International Ecotourism Club operates a free, ecological, transparent and democratic ecotourism rating system based on our Criteria for an Ecological Tourism . Launched in January 2008, ECOCLUB.com Rating is offered free of charge to...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/ecolodges
  • Nikki Rose in TV Series - cuisine and ecotourism in Crete, Greece

    Greetings, On the air now from Washington DC, a 2-part public TV program with guest chef-instructor and ecotourism director, Nikki Rose from Crete's Culinary Sanctuaries Network. Discussion about Crete's culture, cuisine and Responsible Travel...

    https://ecoclub.comhttps://ecoclub.com/blogs/tv-series-covering-the-cuisine-and-ecotourism-in-crete-greece
  • NGO Partnerships in Using Ecotourism for Conservation: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    By Tania P. Romero-Brito, {tip content="Affiliations: Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland,...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/1038-161214-ngo-partnerships-ecotourism-conservation
  • on the british riots

    Remembering the way tabloids were treating Athens in the run up to the 2004 Olympics (which always are, like all mega-events, a mega-waste) a certain schadenfreude could be expected from Athenians, but on the contrary they feel a sense of solidarity...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/on-the-british-riots
  • Building Sustainability in EU Tourism at GTSC European Regional Meeting on Nov. 23-­24

    Join us at the GTSC European Regional Meeting in Athens, Greece, on November 23­-24 to learn from founders, Directors, and CEOs on how to best manage your destination or enterprise following sustainable tourism standards. You will learn how to: ●...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/1015-160919-gstc-event-athens
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis

    Beautiful short film by Andreas Siadimas celebrating local environmental knowledge and genuine hospitality in Crete, Greece.

    https://ecoclub.comhttps://ecoclub.com/blogs/rosmarinus-officinalis
  • Responsible Tourism Week Hangout with our Editor & Members

    Planeta.com Host Ron Mader, ECOCLUB.com Editor Antonis Petropoulos and Members Natali Dologlou, Aivar Ruukel, Sudipta Kiran Sarkar and Chris Milnes discuss responsible travel in Greece, Estonia, Malaysia and the United States in the context of...

    https://ecoclub.comhttps://ecoclub.com/blogs/responsible-tourism-week-hangout
  • IUCN Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism test tours

    It was a great pleasure to participate in the IUCN Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism – MEET test tours in Karpathos, Greece. I wish them all the best on their important initiatives to celebrate and help protect our cultural and natural heritage....

    https://ecoclub.comhttps://ecoclub.com/blogs/iucn-mediterranean-experience-of-ecotourism-test-tours
  • A century of peaceful revolutions from below?

    While (and perhaps because) geopolitics are getting messier each year in the post cold war era, it is the grassroots, empowered and emancipated by information and communications improvements that may take humanity a long way forward during this century....

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/a-century-of-peaceful-revolutions-from-below
  • World Environment Day 2013

    On this years World Environment Day it is becoming clearer, through a wide range of developments ranging from the violently suppressed ecological protests in Istanbul, the popular anti-gold / anti-multinational mining campaign in the forest of Skouries,...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/world-environment-day-2013
  • Ecotourism in Vietnam: Eco-friendly Accommodation & Holidays, Experts & Services

    Background: Articles | Blogs | History | Geography | Travel Advice | Official Tourism Portal ECOCLUB.com Rated Ecolodges Apply Professional Members' Websites: Ta Lai Eco Long House A joint project of Ta Lai People's Committee, Viet Adventure and WWF....

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/in/asia/vietnam
  • Some thoughts on the question of Community Ownership in Tourism.

    Determining what an ideal situation or solution (or ultimate goal) could be in every real-world problematic situation is not a utopian exercise but, on the contrary, it is a useful rule of thumb: to evaluate how far we are from achieving the goal, how...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/some-thoughts-on-the-question-of-community-ownership-in-tourism
  • Business Membership | ECOCLUB.com

    ECOCLUB.com is the original ecotourism portal & business network established in 1999, today with Members worldwide. [ Our Testimonials ] Our Business Membership is a specialist marketing package ideally suited to small, eco-friendly hotels and other...

    https://ecoclub.com/join/business
  • Train Finder

    Canada: Via Rail Canada China: trains.china.org.cn Europe-wide: Official Interrail Site France: SNCF Germany: Deutsche Bahn Greece: TrainOSE Italy: Trenitalia Russia: RZD United Kingdom: RedspottedHanky United States: AMTRAK

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/trains
  • Ecotourism in Georgia - Members of ECOCLUB.com

    Background: Articles & Blogs | History | Geography | Travel Advice | Official Tourism Portal Ecolodge Members Apply Professional Members' Websites Batumi Birding Birdwatching specialists offering ecotours in the Batumi area and other birding hotspots...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/in/europe/georgia
  • Ecotourism in Belgium - Members of ECOCLUB.com

    Background: Articles & Blogs | History | Geography | Travel Advice | Official Tourism Portal Ecolodge Members Apply Professional Members' Websites Jeroen Op den Kelder - Photographer Showcases the work of Lummen-based photographer and tourism graduate...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/in/europe/belgium
  • Ecotourism in Turkey - Members of ECOCLUB.com

    Background: Articles | Blogs | History | Geography | Travel Advice | Official Tourism Portal Ecolodge Members Apply Professional Members' Websites Kure Dag Evi Small, family-run hotel in the Küre Mountains National park. 12 rooms with private...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/in/europe/turkey
  • Do you have the heart? The challenges of operating for public benefit in South Africa

    About the Author: Devon Concar has worked within a variety of roles within the responsible tourism industry; from managing high end accommodation establishments, coordinating marketing collections, managing pioneering community development projects in...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/937-141011-concar-report
  • Interview: Rob Hirons, Founder, The Lodge at Big Falls, Belize

    I often think of Belize as, as much of a rainbow nation as one is likely to find! Rob Hirons was born and raised in England and left immediately upon completion of a degree in History and Russian Studies from the University of Keele. He began by...

    https://ecoclub.com/component/content/?id=956:150206-rob-hirons-interview&catid=2:headlines&Itemid=278
  • Devon Concar

    Devon Concar has worked within a variety of roles within the responsible tourism industry; from managing high end accommodation establishments, coordinating marketing collections, managing pioneering community development projects in Mozambique, working...

    https://ecoclub.com/component/contact/contact/30-authors/7-devon-concar?Itemid=101
  • Interview: Ben Box, Editor, South American Handbook

    " It is fair to say that travel book publishers are having a tough time at the moment and in some quarters people are raising the spectre of "the death of the guidebook". I think it is far too soon to predict that... " Ben Box at Pico Bolívar in...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews/all-interviews/895-130806-ben-box
  • ECOCLUB.com Ecotourism Papers

    Original ecotourism case studies authored by the Members of ECOCLUB.com . Do you wish to write a case study? Contact us Author Subject File Format Published MENZIES, Ian Delivering Quality Eco-Experiences PDF 09/2002 BURNS, Rod Passion Performance &...

    https://ecoclub.com/education/papers
  • Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2017 in Aysen, Chile brings Sustainable Destinations a step closer

    September 14, 2017 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2017 in Aysén, Chile (GSTC2017Aysen), brought together 250 delegates from 29 countries, as well as thousands of viewers joining the live broadcast of the conference. The Conference focused...

    https://ecoclub.com/headlines/reports/1100-170914-gstc
  • Personal Membership

    ECOCLUB.com is the original ecotourism portal & business network established in 1999, today with Members worldwide. [ Our Testimonials ] Our Personal Membership is recommended for current & aspiring ecotourism professionals alike and includes the...

    https://ecoclub.com/join/personal
  • Ecotourism in Suriname: Eco-friendly Accommodation & Holidays, Experts & Services

    Articles & Blogs | Forum | History | Geography | Visa | Travel Advice | Official Tourism Portal ECOCLUB.com Rated Ecolodges Apply Business Members Join Professional Members' Websites Suriname Tourism Foundation The designated tourism body for the...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/in/south-america/suriname
  • Oil pollution, mega-projects and the Athens coastline

    An environmental disaster of yet unknown proportions is unfolding in the Gulf of Athens, known as the Saronic Gulf, following the peculiarly rapid sinking under calm seas, of an ageing, small oil tanker carrying 2,200 tons of fuel oil and 370 metric...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/oil-pollution-mega-projects-and-the-athens-coastline
  • Ecotourism in Sweden: Eco-friendly Accommodation & Holidays, Experts & Services

    Background: Articles & Blogs | Forum | History | Geography | Travel Advice | Official Tourism Portal ECOCLUB.com Rated Ecolodges Apply Professional Members' Websites: South Lapland Destination Management Company and Tourism Portal for southern Lapland...

    https://ecoclub.com/about/all-articles/4-travel/1054-sweden
  • Ecotourism in Slovenia: Eco-friendly Accommodation & Holidays, Experts & Services

    Background: Articles & Blogs | Forum | History | Geography | Travel Advice | Official Tourism Portal ECOCLUB.com Rated Ecolodges Apply Business Members Nature Trips Tour Operator offering outdoor adventures, spa & wellness holidays, wine and gastronomy...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/in/europe/slovenia
  • Partnerships & Projects | ECOCLUB.com

    Our Past Projects: 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 Between 2004-2011 we allocated a considerable share of revenue from Membership subscriptions so as to co-fund community projects undertaken by our Members, with a total of Euros...

    https://ecoclub.com/about/projects
  • Ears have Walls, Walls have Ears

    In early versions of Sid Meier's classic strategy game 'Civilisation', the discovery of gunpowder made Walls obsolete. It was far more gradual in reality, but Walls did eventually become obsolete as defensive structures and those that escaped...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/ears-have-walls-walls-have-ears
  • Ecotourism in Serbia: Eco-friendly Accommodation & Holidays, Experts & Services

    Articles & Blogs | Forum | History | Geography | Visa | Travel Advice | Official Tourism Portal Ecolodge Members Apply Business Members Join Professional Members' Websites: Centre for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism Development (CenORT) A...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/in/europe/serbia
  • Ecotourism in the Dominican Republic: Eco-friendly Accommodation & Holidays, Experts & Services

    Background: Articles & Blogs | Forum | History | Geography | Travel Advice | Official Tourism Portal ECOCLUB.com Rated Ecolodges Apply Professional Members' Websites Hooked Cabarete Surf and Kite Camp Guesthouse and surfcamp closest to Playa Encuentro,...

    https://ecoclub.com/ecotourism/in/caribbean/dominican-republic
  • Are motorhomes an eco, responsible way to travel?

    As usual, it basically depends on one’s own attitude. To start with, follow the basic “Leave No Trace” rules, pay attention to any special limitations of the place you visit (e.g national park), respect local culture, and shop locally. Energy (and...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/are-motorhomes-an-eco-responsible-way-to-travel
  • Website Guidelines | ECOCLUB.com

    A. NEWS SERVICE We are interested in receiving informative, Ecotourism-related Press Releases from intergovernmental organisations, national tourism organisations and conservation NGOs for inclusion in our public Ecotourism News . Please submit these...

    https://ecoclub.com/about/guidelines
  • Ecotourism Roundup, June 21st - 28th, 2017

    Sea Shepherd concluded its Operation Milagro III campaign to protect the critically endangered Vaquita porpoise in Mexico's Gulf of California, over 200 illegal fishing nets were removed. Video:...

    https://ecoclub.com/blogs/weekly-ecotourism-roundup-june-21st-28th-2017

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