South America

Each year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world’s developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry.

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The Cusco region—including Machu Picchu—joins the Chile’s Lake Llanquihue as the first South American destinations to get on the eco-friendly bandwagon of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

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‘Tis the season for looking ahead to 2013. Here are eight New Year’s resolutions to enrich and broaden the horizons of any green traveler.

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World Travel Awards winners for 2012 include Finch Bay Eco Hotel in the Galapagos Islands as “South America’s leading green hotel.” The hotel’s commitment to the environment won out over nine other nominees in four other nations.

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Every year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world’s developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry. By visiting these destinations,

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Ecoventura, a family-owned company of eco-friendly expedition vessels in the Galapagos, has earned Rainforest Alliance verification in recognition of its commitment to conserving

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This year’s World Savers Awards from Conde Nast Traveler honors Lufthansa, Six Senses resorts, Accor hotels, tour operator Abercrombie & Kent and other travel companies from around the world for leadership in social responsibility in six key areas: education, health, poverty, preservation, wildlife and “doing it all.”

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