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Ethical Overlanding | 7 Top Tips

How Can You Go Overlanding and Support the Environment at the Same Time? Overlanding is so popular for the fact that it takes you to new places. Also, instead of being focused on the destination, you learn to love and experience the journey as well. In order to handle the long adventure and the unknown roads, you need to use large vehicles. They work with either diesel or gas engines. But...

Pu Luong villages on the countryside

Pulse on VIETNAM | Covid -19 Preparedness for Off Beat Experiences

We are taking the Pulse on Vietnam and their Covid-19 preparedness for Off Beat Experiences! Vietnam has not had any local transmission, as we write this, in over two months. This is impressive. The government is yet super careful and is not looking to open up the country for tourism anytime soon. The current estimate is that Vietnam will open up for tourism around mid 2021, and looking at current...

Naturen på Vestlandet

Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan | 2020 has indeed been a different year for everyone involved in the tourism industry. For Ethical Travel Portal, it has given us a chance to look forward and follow up on our Tourism Declares Declaration we joined through Tourism Declares Climate emergency initiative. We have spent time to create our action plan on how to reduce our carbon emission and create better and more environmentally friendly journeys. We...

Pulse on THAILAND | Homestay Experience at the Andaman Coast

Thailand homestay Experience Andaman Coast | Three hours north, from the more famous Phuket in Thailand, you will find a small village called Ban Talae Nok. Here you can experience how it is to be local through a Thailand homestay experience. We have checked in, to hear how things are going in the village along the Andaman Coast. How has Covid-19 affected their livelihood and way of living?We are on a...

Pulse on NEPAL | Preparedness in the Mountains

October is normally the kick start of the trekking season in Nepal. But this year the Nepali Mountains have been quiet from trekkers for the past eight months. Even though the government is opening up for visitors, this season will be different. The trekkers that will find their way up to these beautiful mountains, will be few. And, how prepared are the villages and guesthouses for a covid-19 safe (as...

GREEN MICROPHONE AWARD 2020

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“There were 1,5 billion international tourist arrivals recorded in 2019, a 4% increase on the previous year.” This is how an article issued on UNWTO web page in January 2020 states. It continues, that the same growth is predicted for 2020, confirming tourism as a leading and resilient economic sector, especially in view of current uncertainties. About a month later, the world started raising alarms, cancelling the largest travel and...

COVID19 and Traveling to Norway

Below you find relevant links for travel in Norway. Seek out the most updated information, and if confused about it, ask us. This is what we are here for!UPDATED INFORMATION are on these links!Map showing areas of exemptions of Quarantine from Norwegian Institute of Public Health: Click here.Foreign Travellers Advice to Norway: Click here. Official Immigration Site’s Advice: Click here.Guidelines once you are in the countryHere is a handy list of recommended...

How to Identify If You’re Staying in an Eco-Lodge

As the climate crisis hits, more people are striving to travel consciously and reduce their environmental footprint. Likewise, more businesses are wanting to reduce their impact on the environment. Arguably this is somewhat exciting; however, some companies within the tourism sector try to play on this promoting their businesses as 'eco-friendly'. When travelling, you may see the case of many forms of accommodation claiming to be environmentally conscious and use...

Chicken Biryani

The world opens up through your kitchen when you are unable to experience the sit-down restaurant ambience depending on your preference of the day. I was never a massive fan of chicken biryani, especially the core Indian style served in restaurants, while what tempted me was those street foods of India. The traditional Indian biryani always took ages for me to cook; ‘always’ would be an exaggeration. To be honest,...

7 Reasons to Take Part in a Virtual Travel Experience

What do you miss the most about travelling? Is it the scenery, the cuisine, or being introduced to new lifetime experiences? Well, all is not THAT bad due to this pandemic, as it has brought the world to our doorsteps. It’s allowed us and others to have new lifetime experiences that we’ve never had before. Yes, we’re talking about virtual travel experiences!As long as you have an internet connection and...