Upcoming travel destinations for 2014
Upcoming travel destinations for 2014
- Cuba, Havana
- Dominica, The nature island
- Guyana, covered by rainforest
- Chili, the country where the earth ceases
- Cabo Verde, the 10 islands
So it seems that we are all ready for more ethical travel destinations. After all the city trip we’ve made we are ready for something else, not the daily life things that are represented everywhere. Infact tendencies are also showing that emerging economies will, for the first time in history, receive more international tourist arrivals than advanced ones, receiving over one billion arrivals by 2030. It’s seems since the raise of the internet and mobile apps, people arrange their own holidays rather then the pakkages by tour operators. This new way of traveling could be described as ‘deep’ travel. It will be about getting under the skin of a place. We already seek out authenticity – real experiences rather than fake culture packaged up for tourists – but travel in 2020 will go further. It will be about the appreciation of local distinctiveness, the idiosyncrasies and the detail, the things that make a place unique and special.
We all become more aware that we need to take more care for our planet and instead of going to Sea-world or other animal theme parks, we now want to see the animals in their natural habitat. The most-ethical travel destinations on the planet are their to educate people about the social and environmental impact of their decisions, showing how travel can be a potent form of diplomacy. We recognize the benefits that responsible tourism can bring to destinations, in terms of employment and the preservation of cultural and natural heritage. We speak about Eco-tourism which is a good conclusion and can only be supported. At the same time, however, we’re all acutely aware of the growing contribution that aviation makes to global warming. A good solution for this problem is to take part of the carbon reduction projects, there are many project you can support but you can also start be thinking about this! Also the little bits will help. Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Air Travel
- Think about the trip – Can you combine it with another or get more done on one trip?
- Train - For some trips the train may be a good choice for you.
- Fly nonstop – Nonstop flights are better than connecting flights (for many reasons).
- When you get there - Do some research ahead of time to find better ground travel options (shuttles, transit, trains, etc.) at your destination.
- Lodging - Ask your hotel about their environmental commitment and steps they’re taking to reduce, offset.
- While you’re away - Turn your stuff off. Turn down your thermostat and your water heater; turn off your electronics (even smarter: unplug them to protect from electrical storms). What’s the point of things being on with no one there?
- More tips – Take a look at these green travel tips.
New upcoming and ethical destinations for 2014.
Cuba, Havana (check)
The first is Cuba. More than 50 years after the Revolution, the Socialist experiment launched by Fidel Castro and Ernesto “Ché” Guevara is being reimagined — thanks in large part to President Raúl Castro. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Jeff Greenwald, Ethical Traveler’s Executive Director, visited the country with “person-to-person” delegations. The experiences were transformative; Greenwald’s dispatches about his 2011 trip can be read on the Ethical Traveler website. As Cuba evolves internally and in relation to its neighbors, we encourage travelers (especially U.S. citizens) to deepen their understanding of this much-maligned country. We visted it in May 2013 and are hoping to go back to see the changes. The capital of Cuba was once a haven for Americans who were looking for a weekend getaway near, but a combination of difficult international relations and economic problems caused in the years after the second world war for a drastic decrease in the number of tourists. In recent times however, Havana has a cultural rebirth, now regain investment in resorts and hotels, and therefor it might be one of the upcoming travel destinations 2014. Discover some more of the history while you’re in the tropical sun along the colonial sights of the old town of Havana. Whether you go dancing in a salsa club, a tour of a cigar factory follows a nipped or mojito in one of the favorite cafés of Hemingway, Havana’s historic city centre is a bustling place. In addition, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Dominica, The nature island (check )
Dominica among best ethical travel destinations for 2014. Ethical Traveler, a project of the Earth Island Institute, issues an annual report on the most-ethical travel destinations on the planet to educate people about the social and environmental impact of their decisions, showing how travel can be a potent form of diplomacy. Dominica, the sparsely populated Lesser Antilles island between Guadeloupe and Martinique, lacks the mega-resorts that dominate other Caribbean islands. A marked lack of pumping nightlife and no direct flights to Dominica , it remains off the radar for many travelers, but those partial to hiking amid thick tropical rainforest and gazing at bubbling lakes, will find this sunny green isle has many charms. Dominica’s tourist industry is in its infancy compared to other Caribbean islands. For many years its rugged terrain, lack of white beaches, and underdeveloped infrastructure prevented large-scale tourist development. Compared to many other Caribbean islands, Dominica’s tourism industry may be considered to be underdeveloped (65,000 visitors per year).. In recent years, Dominica has successfully marketed itself as the “nature island of the Caribbean,” seeking to attract Eco-tourists interested in landscapes and wildlife. The government realizes that intensive tourism is incompatible with preserving the island’s eco-system and in 1997 signed an agreement with Green Globe, the environmental division of the World Travel and Tourism Council, to develop the island as a “model ecotourism destination.”
Since Dominica is known for it’s Eco nature island and with the upcoming Eco-tourism, it’s without a doubt one of the upcoming travel destinations for 2014. Tropical forest covers two thirds of the island, with mountainous terrain intersected by waterfalls and thermal springs. Far better known for hiking and diving than for beach activities, the 290-square-mile island is a paradise for nature lovers. Dominica has it all, next to all this wonders, it’s also one of the best dive and snorkel places in the world and it’s even possible to go whale watching , bird watching ( hummingbirds), see sea turtles, ect.. To much to talk about go and explore and make it a bit your own. In Dominica, native species and forests are relative unspoiled in comparison to neighboring islands. Impressive efforts are underway to save endemic mountain chickens, which only inhabit two islands in the world. Other notable strides in Dominica include the expansion of solar power across the island, work to preserve native populations of frogs and iguanas, and a stated goal to become energy independent and carbon negative by 2020. http://freeasbirds.com/destinations/caribbean/dominica-the-nature-island/ Stay in http://freeasbirds.com/hotels/perfect-stay-firefly-cottage-dominica/
On our bucket list and upcoming ethical travel destination for 2014
Guyana, covered by rainforest,blessedly undeveloped.
Guyana has long ago been Dutch territory and more to see back to some place and street names. The country is known for its large tracts of rainforest. In these rain forests you can find many mountains, rivers, lakes, creeks and waterfalls. The most famous waterfalls are the Kaieteur Falls. These waterfalls are among the highest in the world. There is a large variety of flowers, plants, birds and animals, i am thinking of snakes, monkeys, Panthers, dolphins, turtles and jaguars. The beaches are generally highly polluted.
French Department since the Act of 19 March 1946, Guyana is one of the four French overseas departments (Overseas Department) with Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion, and one of the three DFA (French departments of America). It is also a region since the creation of the regions by the law of 31 December 1982. The territory is divided into two districts: Cayenne, Eastern (16 cantons and 14 communes), and Saint Laurent du Maroni, West (3 cantons and 8 communes). An wet equatorial climate, Guyana has a temperature that oscillates between 20 and 32 c ° throughout the year with high humidity and the rains. The amplitudes are low in the coastal area a little more pronounced indoors. Its position close to the Equator and its facade oceanic, he gives a good climatic stability. Most of the territory is covered by rainforest( 80%), the municipalities of the Interior of the country are accessible only by river or air. The density in this region is 1 inhabitant per square kilometre. The coastline is densely populated and the the interior almost empty. There is a high density in coastal areas; population around the head: Cayenne, Remire Montjoly, Matoury, Kourou, and Saint-Laurent du Maroni.
Chili, The country where the Earth ceases
Chile is part of the list of ethical countries to the political rights, civil liberties and freedom of the press. Also a plus: the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve in the emphasis on sustainability. Chile is a country full of contrasts. With a length of 4300 km and a width of only 355 km lies the literally “squeezed” between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. As a result, enjoy the exceptional geography with spectacular natural phenomena. In Chile, you will become acquainted with a hodgepodge of cultures and you can taste delicious wines..Chile is known for its many different landscapes, and thereby in several climatic zones. Thus, one can dive in Chile but also skiing. Chile has a lot of mountains that make up the Andes mountains forms. In the North of the country one can find deserts (Atacama) and in the South of the country one finds glaciers (Patagonia). Chile also has several national parks with mostly untouched nature. In addition to the Mainland of Chile you’ve also got the Easter Island which is very known for the colossal Moai statues around the whole island can be found.
Capo verde, tropical archipelago.
Cape Verde is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to Egypt. The tropical archipelago off the coast of West Africa offers all the sun, sea and sand in the winter. Cabo Verde breathes music and party next to all the beautiful nature there’s to explore. A paradisaical world full of contrasts where you can be alone in a beautiful, unspoilt Valley. It’s an archipelago that exist of 10 different small islands. Just that makes this destination so beautiful for island hoppers, though you need a big backpack on the way, with sturdy Mountain boots and a thick sweater for the hilly island of São Vicente, the desolate Fogo-with-volcano or the beautiful Santo Antão. In the same backpack some flip flops and bathing supplies for the sparkling white sandy beaches of Sal or Boa Vista. Sal Island owes its name to the beautiful salt mines. It would be ridiculous not to visit them when you stay here. Swimming in the salt water to the mines is permitted.[break] However, as mentioned, none of these countries have a perfect human rights record, and some ethical destinations are facing issues we hope will be urgently addressed. This year, the most prevalent bottleneck issues were the treatment of indigenous populations and of gay citizens. In particular, Chile and Dominica need to increase their efforts to respect the rights of their indigenous citizens. Chile was nearly excluded from the list due to the use of an anti-terrorism law against Mapuche protesters and the violent repression of demonstrations. Costa Rica and Argentina did not make this year’s list of upcoming travel destinations for 2014, partly because of their violations of indigenous rights. An international mission reported evidence of persecution, threats and violent repression against indigenous people by Costa Rican authorities. Likewise, Argentina continued evictions of the indigenous from their land and failed to protect indigenous communities from violence by outsiders.