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Portugal launches world’s longest circular hiking route to combat overtourism

Portugal’s tourist hotspots are overwhelmed with visitors. A new hiking trail aims to restore balance. Plans are afoot to create the world’s longest circular hiking route, the 3,000 km Palmilhar Portugal (Walking Portugal).

Intrepid launches sustainable rail trips

Intrepid Travel has launched a new range of trips dedicated to rail travel to promote slower, more sustainable travel.

UNESCO announces new geoparks worldwide

Travellers interested in deep dives into geology, culture and sustainability have several new destinations to place on their bucket lists. Unesco just announced the designation of 18 new Global Geoparks, bringing the total to 213 sites representing 48 countries around the world.

New ban halts boat tours through sacred Australian natural wonder

The Horizontal Falls are one of Australia’s strangest natural attractions, a unique blend of coastal geography and powerful tidal forces that visitors pay big money to see up close. But all that is about to change.

Lepogo Lodges: Africa’s potential most eco-friendly safari

Lepogo Lodges in South Africa offer luxury safaris - so far, so normal - but are also serious about protecting the surrounding wilderness for generations to come.

Khiri Reach pledges to One Million Trees Reforestation Project in Cambodia

Khiri Reach, the 16-year old charitable arm of Khiri Travel, has joined Wildlife Alliance’s ambitious long-term One Million Trees initiative to reforest illegally cleared land in Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains.

Challenges arise when travelers find tours that are too authentic

Off the beaten track’ tours are designed to show the unfiltered realities of local life, which can sometimes include aspects that are surprising or challenging for travelers.

Crave Travel: Offseason culinary tours

Enter Crave Travel, a tour operator founded by Sasha VanDenBosch and Ashley Crane whose mission is to send travelers on small-group, culinary-focused trips - in the offseason.

Travelzoo encourages travelers to take personal pledge for conscious travel

Safeguarding the future of travel begins with each of us. Travelzoo, a global Internet media company, calls on travelers around the globe to make a personal #TravelforTomorrow pledge to become a conscious traveler.

Explore carbon-neutral tours in various Thai destinations

The Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA) is rolling out 20 new, inspiring tours designed to reduce carbon emissions and fully offset the rest, in local, Thai projects.

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