The Best Websites for Planning an Ecotour

From The Daily Green,

Ecotourism is a little like that famous quote from Justice Potter Stewart: “I know it when I see it.” There is no short, universally agreed upon definition of ecotourism, although in a broad sense it means traveling to, and experiencing, destinations in a more sustainable way, from attractions in our own towns to far-flung exotic locales. Of course, one person’s sustainable can be another’s greenwashing, so it can be a bit tricky for consumers to navigate the increasingly growing field of “ecotourism” — which is among the fastest growing segments of the whole travel industry.

We also recognize that the Internet has become a major way that people research and book trips. In fact, a recent poll conducted by the AAA Automobile Club of Southern California found that 80% of respondents cited the Internet as the top method they use to choose which attractions, restaurants and retailers to visit while on vacation (family and friend recommendations took the second spot, at 59%, followed by guide books and magazines).

In addition, the poll found that 73% of respondents said they seek out coupons or discounts at least part of the time when making decisions about travel.

With this in mind, we rounded up some of the best websites in the world for helping you plan your next ecotourism vacation, as well as learning about this exciting, and booming, sector.

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