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Top Destinations for Sustainable Tourism

News Sustainable tourism has been a hot trend in recent years. More and more travelers want to not only explore new places and get in touch with local communities but also to have a positive impact on the environment of the places that they visit. As of 2021, 66.4% of global consumers think that staying environment-friendly while traveling is important. During the ITB Berlin NOW show, Euromonitor International (a global research company) presented its rank of the world’s sustainable destinations.

The winners are not surprising. It is not hard to find a sustainable hotel in Stockholm or Helsinki, and there is a reason for that. Sweden ranked as the most sustainable destination in the world, followed by Finland, Austria, Estonia, and Norway. Not only these countries strive to decrease the negative impact of tourism on the environment but also offer many interesting opportunities for guests.

The new Sustainable Travel Index, which is the result of Euromonitor’s research, takes into consideration several important factors besides the ecology. They analyzed not only environmental but also economic and social sustainability, country risk, and availability of sustainable transport and lodging. The company included 99 countries in its rank.

Euromonitor used a total of 57 data indicators to make the list. These indicators have both direct and indirect relevance. Sweden topped the list because it is a pioneer in many spheres and especially in lifecycle assessment research. This approach is vital in building behavior and consumption patterns. Moreover, the country has the Sustainable Development Goals plan that includes actions to preserve permafrost and the Arctic ice as a measure to battle climate change. Sweden is also aiming to become a net-zero emissions country by 2045. Other countries at the top also show progress in becoming more sustainable. An interesting fact – all the top 20 countries on the list are located in Europe. Bolivia, New Zealand, and Canada (ranks 22 to 25) are the highest-ranked non-European countries on the list.

The Top 20 Sustainable Travel Index countries are the following: Sweden, Finland, Austria, Estonia, Norway, Slovakia, Iceland, Latvia, France, Slovenia, Switzerland, Lithuania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, and Portugal.

20.03.2021

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Individual City Guides

Lome
Lome travel guide
In West Africa, at the shore of the Gulf of Guinea, tourists can visit Lome, the capital and the largest city in Togo. This is a major industrial, administrative, and political center of the country. When planning a visit to this region, tourists need to keep in mind that there are two rainy seasons in Lome. The first one starts in April and ends in June, and the second rainy season lasts from September to November. Surprisingly, December is the hottest month in Lome, and August is the coldest. … Read further
Boston
Cuisine of Boston
In order to understand the real diversity of culinary establishments in Boston, we should pay attention to at least the most famous restaurants of the city. Union Oyster House is located in the old quarter of Boston and offers a huge selection of fish dishes and seafood. Les Zygomates restaurant will be liked not only by gourmets, but also by music lovers. In the menu of the restaurant you can find best national dishes. This place becomes the venue of various concerts and musical shows almost … Read further
New Orleans
Traditions and festivals in New Orleans
The city of New Orleans has a great many of symbols and unique cultural traditions and customs. These are reflected in local gastronomy, folk music, art and original ethnic fests and holidays. Considering gastronomy peculiarities of the city a culinary metaphor of Gumbo stuff should be mentioned. Gumbo is an ethnic treat being one of the most popular New Orleans dishes. The main feature of the dish is an exquisite fusion of various ingredients in one pot. Culinary experts often compare gumbo … Read further
Bolton
Bolton cultural sights
Back in the 14th century, Bolton was a famous mill town that was prosperous through the Industrial Revolution. Therefore, there is nothing strange in the fact that the town has a rich heritage and many of its landmarks belong to that period. Of course, Bolton is a nice place for young people who seek entertainment and nightlife because there is a popular university, but fans of architectural landmarks will definitely not be disappointed. For many tourists, Bolton is a starting point of their … Read further
Calabria
Calabria attractions and entertainment
The southernmost region of Italy is literally created for beach holidays and hiking. Enthusiasts will appreciate a decent selection of different sports and entertainment centers; the region offers excellent entertainment options for families. Coast region is bordered by two seas - the Tyrrhenian and the Ionian, so vacationers can choose a beach suiting for every taste. Sandy beaches of the Tyrrhenian coast are the noisiest; they are well equipped for a relaxing holiday and for active pastime. … Read further
Mannheim
Mannheim for families and kids
It is not difficult to find a suitable place for holiday with children in Mannheim. Ole! Ole! Kinderspielplanet is considered one of the best entertainment centers for children. This entertainment center is largely focused on kids. It has a lot of inflatable attractions, children’s playground with a variety of toys, kids’ favorite swimming pools with balls, and many other interesting and safe attractions. There is a playground with trampolines put in place for older children. In the warm … Read further
Mykonos Island
Shopping in Mykonos Island
Olive oil is a truly Greek product. Greeks produce high-quality oil and local cooks add it to almost all of the dishes. Oil is sold in 1-litre bottles, 3 or 5-litre jerrycans and souvenir packages in the shape of Greek gods, mythological characters and amphorae. The best and the most expensive one is cold pressed Extra-Virgin Olive Oil with low acidity level. If you have bought olive oil in a tin package, it is better to pour it into a plastic bottle at home, otherwise, the taste of the product … Read further
Vancouver
Extreme and fun in Vancouver
Jump off a Cliff into the Water. You will have the opportunity to engage in extreme entertainment in Vancouver. It's jumping off a cliff into the water. This entertainment is popular with the locals. If you decide to jump into a reservoir that is unfamiliar to you, then the risk of injury or even death is great. Therefore, choose rocks and ponds that are recognized as safe. There's a place called Lynn Canyon half an hour out of the city. You will dive into the water and will be able to ride on … Read further
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