Ecotourism is the fastest growing segment in the travel industry. Within a few years, ecotourism is expected to generate hundreds of billions of dollars for the global economy, while helping to conserve habitats and endangered species. According to The Daily Green, there is no cut-and-dry or universally agreed upon definition of ecotourism, but it encompasses traveling to destinations in a sustainable and low-impact way. More precise enthusiasts may define ecotourism as traveling to natural and protected areas.
The Daily Green compiled a list of the best ecotourism websites based on general overview and country-specific information. Orbitz is among those honored, as the company has put together a great ecotourism hub for information and planning tools. One can search for eco-friendly hotels as well as eco-friendly destinations. Orbitz also partners with Carbonfund.org to offer customers the option to offset flights booked through its website in support of third-party validated carbon reduction projects around the world. Image Credit: Charles Conner, US National Park Service