I am truly worried about the use of single-use plastic coming back. Even hotels that have pioneered in the no plastic movement are thinking of reintroducing plastic.... bottles, cutlery, etc. I have seen this prepacked breakfast box that tries to limit the plastic.. although this is an alternative that has consumed many natural resources it is an i...

At ITB in Berlin last week I had the great pleasure to meet Ecoclub Members Yugabrata Kar and Alice Malabard of Heritage Tours Orissa www.heritagetoursorissa.com. Alice, originally from France, is helping Yugabrata with his efforts to develop community tribal tourism in Orissa. (She was kind enough to let me know that she found the position through our job database!)

At ITB in Berlin last week I had the great pleasure to meet Ecoclub Members Yugabrata Kar and Alice Malabard of Heritage Tours Orissa http://www.heritagetoursorissa.com. Alice, originally from France, is helping Yugabrata with his efforts to develop community tribal tourism in Orissa. (She was kind enough to let me know that she found the position through our job database!)

One of the things that I enjoy the most in my work is the quality of the people involved in tourism sustainability. After spending 5 intense training days at Skyros Island participating at the "GSTC and Green Destinations Sustainable Tourism training " with colleagues from 6 countries, discussing the present and the future of tourism, I now feel totally motivated to continue walking the... Show more

I will be visiting ITB in Berlin in March. I will be very happy to meet fellow colleagues! If you are also attending, please reply here or send a dm.

Frosso Dimitrakopoulou
Co-Founder, Ecoclub - International Ecotourism Club

Yugabrata Kar Great to know about your trip to ITB .I shall be attending too having a small table space at ODISHA TOURISM -INDIA pavilion .
Let me know how to...
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Ecoclub Thank you very much for letting us know, Frosso is sending you an email. 2 years ago
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One of the most important things I did in 2018 was that I volunteered at the Visitor information and public awareness program at ARCHELON, Sea Turtle Rescue Center in Glyfada, Athens. I will be delighted to guide you on Saturdays mornings. www.archelon.gr/index_eng.php

Thank you ARARAT Solidarity Travels for the invitation to participate as a speaker at the ERASMUS project study tour, "EARTH – Empowering young people in Eco- & Agro- Rural Tourism to Help local development”

There were over 20 participants from ARARAT-Greece, Caritas Crne Gore-Montenegro , Caritas Sabac - Serbia, Youth Innovative Centre Peja - Kosovo, Famullia "Shen Luka Ungjilltar" -Albania. -...
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Thank you ARARAT Solidarity Travels for the invitation to participate as a speaker at the ERASMUS project study tour,  "EARTH – Empowering young people in Eco- & Agro- Rural Tourism to Help local development”There were over 20 participants from ARARAT-Greece, Caritas Crne Gore-Montenegro , Caritas Sabac - Serbia, Youth Innovative Centre Peja - Kosovo, Famullia "Shen Luka Ungjilltar" -Albania.

More and more people are noticing the long lasting effects of plastic use in the environment. A number of great initiatives to limit the use of plastic in the hospitality industry are implemented around the globe. Read about the decision of a small group of islands in Italy to ban the plastic use of plastic cups, plates and utensils. They are still allowing the use of plastic water bottles, and... Show more

Idyllic Italian islands ban plastic cups, plates and utensils

From May 1st, plastic plates, cups, forks and other picnicware will be illegal on the Isole Tremiti, a chain of islands off Italy's eastern coast.

Antonis Petropoulos Banning the use of single-use plastic items is a good start, but we have to move towards banning its production! 2 years ago
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An interesting read about the use of plastic water bottles in tourism! Let's hope that 2018 is the year that the industry will address this issue!

ATTA Member Leads Plastic Water Bottle Ban, Offers Tips for Other Industry Leaders

Whether undertaking a human-powered circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea, traveling between all of Australia’s capital cities, or completing the longest

Antonis Petropoulos Tetrapak-style cartons, or biodegradable packaging (such as the award-winning Ooho -> www.skippingrockslab.com/) could easily and economically... Show more 2 years ago
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I will be attending World Travel Market in London next week. I would love to meet with any ECOCLUB.com Members that will also be there. Just reply here or send me a message. Cheers! Frosso - Editor, ECOCLUB.com