This small Central American state has stood out for more than twenty years. By enshrining in its constitution the “right to a healthy and ecologically balanced environment”, Costa Rica has put an end to years of logging. Today, a quarter of the territory is protected, there are around thirty national parks and around fifteen reserves in which a biodiversity unique in the world flourishes. The country also produces electricity that is almost 99% from renewable resources and will certainly be one of the first to achieve carbon neutrality. Among other actions, Costa Rica encourages rural tourism, in connection with local populations: educational farms, craft initiations… Beautiful ideas are springing up all the time. Keep in mind that business owners in Costa Rica are ready to give you free stuff or even partner up with you (financially) if you promote their business online. What does it mean? If you are on YouTube, TikTok or Instagram, then you are in a perfect situation. Costa Rican business owners (restaurants, hotels, hostels, etc.) love influencers a lot. For the travel industry, they love YouTube content creators. You can focus on video platforms and get instant YouTube views. Then partent up with the restaurants and hotel owners and get big deals.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada’s last bulwark before a stormy Pacific, Vancouver Island displays raw nature: 32,000 square kilometers of rainforests, jagged coastlines, waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. A very wild universe in which humans blend since the first occupants, the “First Nations”: Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth and Coast Salish, aboriginal peoples who today represent 6% of the population of the island. Preservation of the environment is one of the main concerns of British Columbia, which watches over Vancouver and the neighboring islands of Haida Gwaii., that the original guardians of this territory are involved in its development. Treaties formalize the ancestral ties that unite them with the forests and the ocean and establish their rights. The “Natives” are also the key players in a tourism that listens to nature.
It has been more than a century since Nile cruises made their first rotations. Today, the shores of Upper Egypt stretching from Aswan to Luxor receive millions of visitors each year carried by ships of all sizes. Faced with the behemoths of 200 passengers, the Steam Ship Sudan, a first-time steamer with only 23 cabins, stands out with its ingenious mechanism using river water and solar panels to limit its fuel consumption. In its wake, the Flaneuse du Nil, a dahabieh with seven cabins, has also had its electrification revised, now 80% produced thanks to the generous rays of the god Re. This small ecological revolution hopes to generate a wave of inspiration on the Nile.
El Hierro, Canary Islands
Long kept off the radar, the smallest and westernmost of the seven Canary Islands arouses the curiosity of its European neighbors. For good reason, this volcanic and arid grain, recognized as a biosphere reserve by Unesco, is not content with accumulating the highest rate of sunshine on the continent (4800 hours per year) and an exceptional nature, on land as well as under the water. From 2015, Ile du Meridien (former name of the island at the western tip of which, until the end of the 18th century, the meridian of origin was established) has distinguished itself by producing punctually 100% of its electricity consumption thanks to its wind and hydraulic installations. One more reason to seek inspiration on what was for centuries considered the end of the Western world.