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Eco Tourism News Hot Off the Press:

There are so many cool things happening in the eco travel world it’s difficult to cover them all before they’re old news; so that you don’t miss out, here are a few bits of goss to tide you over till the next Eco Travel Logue entry:

– Gloucestershire-based adventure travel company Himalayan Kingdoms has won the AITO (Association of Independent Tour Operators) 2007 Responsible Tourism Award. The prestigious award was presented to the UK company in recognition of their continual efforts to ensure responsible tourism is central to their treks through some of the world’s most impressive mountain ranges. Check out their itineraries for 2008 here or other adventure travel ideas here.

– South and Central American countries are fast becoming leaders in the eco tourism field providing more green getaways than many richer countries. Treehugger.com reports Costa Rica is leading the South American countries with 68 businesses certified by Certification for Sustainable Tourism. Read full story here…

– Over at one of our fave eco travel sites, GreenTraveller.co.uk, Richard Hammond has revealed his hot ethical destinations for 2008, which include the beautiful Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique and Laos, one of the poorest countries in the world but one that is fast catching on to the demand for responsible travel.

– And if you want to book an eco friendly trip but are not convinced the places you book are as green as they say they are, read Andrea Bennett’s Travel + Leisure guide to choosing the real deal on MSN Travel.