Ecotourism is a rapidly growing market with an ever increasing demand for packages which offer responsible travel to unspoiled natural areas without significant footprints and offering benefits to the local community. Ireland is one of the most interesting regions in the world in terms of ecotourism potential. The high diversity of landscapes and ecosystems together with the unique socio-economic and cultural diversity provides a near perfect environment for the development of ecotourism.
Eco Travel offer a range of consultancy and mentor facilities to assist startup businesses and local communities to develop their amenities and capitalise on the developing ecotourism market.
The greenest way to travel is not to. Spare the jet fuel, the cruise waste, the rental car. Just stay home and explore your local environment.
Obviously that’s not going to happen—nor should it. Tourism produces 5 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, according to the United Nations Environment Programme, and contributes to the depletion of natural resources, the degradation of ecosystems, and the proliferation of the waste found from shorelines to trekking trails. But the travel industry is crucial for economic stability, development, and the conservation of natural and cultural heritage.
The answer is to travel responsibly. That’s getting easier, because the industry has upped its eco-game. “What was seen as good practice ten years ago would not be good enough today—which proves progress is being made,” says Fiona Jeffery, founder and of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, a sustainability initiative by the World Travel & Tourism Council.
Here at Eco Travel we operate to the highest standards of Environmentally Responsible Transport and Travel. By using the latest EURO 6 compliant vans and buses, promoting safe and efficient driving methods and supplying public and private Bicycle Share Schemes we aim to reduce our carbon footprint to the lowest possible levels.
Contact us today to discuss your requirements and arrange an assessment of your project.