CGH Earth's 'Spice Village' in Thekkady, Kerala, Southern India won Wild Asia's 2007 Responsible Tourism Award. Why are they worthy winners? REBECCA THOMASON explains.
Trouble is brewing on Malaysian islands. Due to increased tourism and poor management, Perhentian Island is facing coral malaise. Perhentian's pristine beaches and vibrant marine life may lose their essence in due time. Join LEONG SIOK HUI as she tracks down the Perhentian predicament. This is the seventh installment in our series of 'Rethink Travel' articles in collaboration with The Star newspaper.
A responsible Tourism workshop was held recently as part of Wild Asia's 2008 Responsible Tourism Awards. What is Responsible Tourism and is it worth doing? The group considered these questions and more. SHIRENE CHEN was there.
From eco-chic resorts in Thailand and Indonesia and community-based homestays in the Himalayas to an ecolodge in Sri Lanka, winners of this year's Wild Asia's Responsible Tourism Awards prove that you can benefit the local economy, safeguard the cultural and natural heritage AND sustain a business. LEONG SIOK HUI brings us the sixth installment in our series of 'Rethink Travel' articles in collaboration with The Star newspaper.
Seen as the big issue surrounding the travel industry today. How do tourists, airlines and the industry as a whole resolve the contradictions between tourism, reduction in air travel and its contributions to global warming and increased consumption in destinations that will have an impact on climate change.
Cheap plane tickets and more people flying can only be bad news for the environment. ROSE YASMIN KARIM looks at what individual travellers can do to minimise the negative impact of their trip. This is the fifth installment in our series of 'Rethink Travel' articles in collaboration with The Star newspaper.
Responsible tourism is the latest catchphrase in this era of global-warming concerns. But just how easy is it to stick to the moral high road? LOUISA LIM writes the fourth installment in our series of 'Rethink Travel' articles in collaboration with The Star newspaper.
Wild Asia recently conducted a workshop for Malaysia Airlines staff. The workshop aimed to equip staff with an understanding of environmental issues using case-studies from our Responsible Tourism Initiative. JU LI KHING reports.
In the heart of Sabah sits an ecolodge that exemplifies one of the better responsible tourism practices in Malaysia. LEONG SIOK HUI takes a break from city life and explores the lodge.
Ranked as one of the world's 10 best eco-lodges by the US-based "Outdoor" magazine, Wenhai Ecolodge is nestled in a lush valley framed by snow-capped peaks in China's Yunnan province.