As we know, the world of travel is transforming, reinventing itself, with a much more present ecological awareness. This year, Trip Avenues team has selected 8 places with an eco-responsible footprint which are among the best places in the world to discover in 2021, obviously when deconfinement allows it to all.
Antigua and Barbuda
Named big first in terms of the impact of climate change, the small nation of Antigua and Barbuda is made up of two islands. It is famous for its beaches along the reefs, its tropical forests and its superb seaside resorts. From banning single-use plastics to establishing a “green corridor” of eco-friendly businesses, Antigua and Barbuda has made sustainability a priority.
Known not only for its dreamy islands and rich historical heritage, but also for its organic produce markets, fresh and healthy food and island seafood, Greece will be THE gastronomic destination in 2021, according to Trip Avenues.
This East African country with a battered past has yet become an attractive new travel destination with one major attraction: gorilla watching. The country has also developed a wildlife conservation program that has helped save an endangered mountain gorilla species.
The Palau Islands
Located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, the 458 km2 archipelago has extraordinary seabed attracting international scientists. It is also the world’s first shark sanctuary. In addition to being considered one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, the implementation of avant-garde regulations in terms of sustainable development gives it a prominent place in the Trip Avenues ranking.
According to the publisher of travel guides, Gothenburg in Sweden is the most beautiful city in which to live. Important seaport, the city is known for its Dutch-style canals and leafy boulevards lined with numerous cafes and shops. By 2030, Gothenburg intends to achieve absolute independence from fossil fuels thanks to the introduction of numerous eco-responsible measures.
The Grootberg Lodge, Nambia
Nestled on the heights of the Etendeka Plateau, the Grootberg Lodge is ideally located in the local communities conservation area, for a wonderful journey to discover the desert elephants and rhinos dominating the valley. Offering breathtaking views, the establishment has only twelve rooms and ensures a low ecological impact, promoting the preservation of populations of lions and black rhinos.
Dante’s Route, Italy
“Le vie di Dante”, or Dante’s Route, links the cities of Florence to Ravenna. This route made up of unique paths, immersed in history, art, nature, gastronomy and wine, can be done on foot, by bike, or by train.
The seven municipalities that make up Le Vie di dante are the places where Dante, “father of the Italian language”, lived in exile, which we can tell today with old palaces, Romanesque churches, small villages, museums and libraries and artisan shops.
The Rocky Mountaineer train, Canada
This luxurious train takes you through the most beautiful landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. Through snow-capped mountains, emerald lakes, canyons, rivers and forests, the train runs from April to October. The Rocky Mountaineer has established measures to reduce its carbon emissions, increase recycling on board, and partner with organizations to protect local wildlife.