Namibia leads the way in ecotourism with Wolwedans on the frontline of conservation

A fragile beauty, still isolation and vast skies of this scarcely populated country in south-west Africa, Namibia is a must-visit destination for sustainability-conscious tourists interested in experiential travel. Wolwedans is a collection of lodges that understands how giving back to the community is key to protecting the long-term conservation goals.

Purge the plastic for World Oceans Day

Purge the plastic for World Oceans Day

Hot on the heels of World Environment Day and it’s time to take to the waves for World Oceans Day: a global celebration and collaborative effort for a healthier ocean.  The conservation action focus of this year is encouraging solutions to prevent plastic pollution. More than 80% of marine litter comes from land-based sources, and some predict that by 2050 our oceans could contain more plastic than fish. 

The Green School invites you on a Jalan Jalan in the jungle

The Green School invites you on a Jalan Jalan in the jungle

Watch John Hardy's TED Talk then see that awe-inspiring bamboo architecture up close, learn the secrets of their sustainability practices and what it’s like to be a Green School student and find out why the US Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools awarded it the Greenest School on Earth.

Indonesian craftsmanship at Katamama

Indonesian craftsmanship at Katamama

Fashioned by the seasoned hands of local artisans this Bali boutique hotel showcases the best of Indonesia, from traditional hand-spun textiles to organic indigo-dye wall art.

Shakti Himalaya — a new level of luxury

Shakti Himalaya — a new level of luxury

These journeys in North India — be it on foot and by car in Kumaon and Sikkim, or by foot, raft, bike and car in Ladakh — offer holidays that have a light footprint through sophisticated simplicity.

The Brando is not just a honeymoon fantasy; it's a model for sustainable tourism

The Brando is not just a honeymoon fantasy; it's a model for sustainable tourism

The tropical fantasy that is The Brando, a private island once owned by Marlon Brando, has been garnering attention recently due to its high-profile guests. Pippa Middleton has just jetted off there for some exotic privacy on her honeymoon, and Barack Obama chose The Brando as the quiet, contemplative place to write his memoirs after 8 years in the White House.

Be a greener traveller

Be a greener traveller

There’s no better time to take things into our own hands to make the world a better place — travelling responsibly is a great start.

Talking Conscious Travels at Shoreditch House

Talking Conscious Travels at Shoreditch House

Where should we travel to if we want to be more responsible? Where should we stay and what are the hot new hotels and restaurants with a sustainable ethos? How should we travel and what should we be mindful of?

Paint yourself greener—go low VOC

Paint yourself greener—go low VOC

Low-VOC environmentally friendly paints help a hotel or a home to boost its sustainability thanks to the lack of volatile organic compounds.

Earth Day 2017 | Saturday 22 April

Earth Day 2017 | Saturday 22 April

Bouteco believes that hotels can be purveyors of environmental and social learning without being preachy or limiting the guest experience — through inspiring architecture, outreach programmes and even just instilling a positive sense of place.