Irene Lane
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  • Mc Lean, VA
  • United States
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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Founder of Greenloons, which is a one-stop shop for ecotourism travel services. We recommend authentic family ecotours led by third-party certified tour operators and bring transparency to the different ecotourism certification standards by explaining award criteria and certification processes.
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Europe & United States for eco-certified tourism businesses, Worldwide for all things ecotourism
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Common Pitfalls on the Road to True Ecotourism

The latest buzz word eco has unfortunately triggered travel suppliers to saturate the market with hundreds of loosely understood eco holiday-labeled travel products, causing consumer confusion as to what the term ecotourism truly represents. 

Good intentions aside, while travelers want to make responsible vacation purchasing decisions based on ethical environmental standards for sustainability and conservation rather than marketing tactics, some common pitfalls befall most,…


Posted on July 14, 2011 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

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At 2:36am on January 13, 2012, Maria Cristina Francescon said…

Hello Irene,

Thank you for "friending" on Tripatini!



At 2:30pm on July 14, 2011, Victor Balbin said…

Hi Irene, welcome to the group and if you are ever in Puerto Rico, let us know.

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At 1:51pm on July 14, 2011, EnLinea Media said…
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