Surprisingly few international or U.S. mainland tour operators offer ecotourism in Puerto Rico!
Are we simply engaging in a new form of colonialism by which Western ideologies are being forced upon cultures through the guise of helping them to “develop"?
Pollution from the cruise ship industry is still massive, even despite [their] claim newer vessels are clean and green.
Home sharing can negate the need for so many new hotels, and thus mitigate the harmful effects that superfluous construction has on the environment.
Tourism and ecotourism must facilitate public private development projects for energy, waste water, and solid waste management to ensure improvements in public health and well-being.
There needs to be a breakthrough program to raise funds based on lower impacts investment opportunities.
From COP22: Tourism must be part of the global effort to manage carbon and prevent the rising of global temperatures over 2 degrees centigrade.