Wanderlust editor Dan Linstead has claimed there are a huge number of eco-tourism projects available.

Travellers who take cheap flights to India may find they can get involved in some great eco-tourism initiatives, as a travel industry source has claimed such projects are available all over the world.

Editor of Wanderlust magazine Dan Linstead suggested there has been a “huge shift” in what people want from their holidays, with an increasing number of people keen to see fascinating sights, rather than just enjoy a few days of escapism.

But he noted: “Unique experiences – from meeting a mountain gorilla to sleeping out in Wadi Rum – will only remain special if travellers and host destinations act responsibly.”

Mr Linstead said that environmental awareness will soon become natural to holidaymakers in the same way that many consumers now automatically recycle what they can.

A recent study by Wanderlust showed 55 per cent of travellers believe they are eco-conscious when they are on vacation, while 19 per cent make no effort to reduce their energy usage while they are away.

Written by Ruth Norris

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