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ECOTOURISM

How Green is your Trip?

Lots of tours say they're environmentally correct. Not all of them are

The term "ecotour" is about as widely abused as the term "fat-free." Yet the ecotourism industry is exploding as citizens of the world become more environmentally conscious. Indeed, a 1994 Condé Nast Traveler survey found that more than 35 million Americans said they were likely to take an ecotour within the next three years. So how do responsible travelers ensure that their tour is environmentally friendly? The following tips are an amalgamation of the advice of environmental travel journalists who have sought to answer just that question.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

WHAT TOUR OPERATORS CAN DO

HOME AND AWAY, BOYCOTT THESE

SOURCE: Endangered products are from The Audubon Society Travel Ethic For Environmentally Responsible Travel, National Audubon Society, New York.


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