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Ecotourism: our pick selection near Shanghai

Updated: Feb 6, 2020

We want to introduce you to the concept of eco-tourism. First, what does it mean exactly?

Today, we bring you some snazzy ideas for your next vacation spot. Looking for a relaxing weekend getaway? An escape from the hustle and bustle of the city? We got you covered in this post.


Although there is a wide range of places that may pride itself for promoting eco-tourism, we like the definition provided by The International Ecotourism Society, which is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people”. Doesn’t sound too bad, right? One sector that has been on the rise is eco-friendly resorts. These vacation spots tend to be more remote and are integrated into their respective natural surroundings. They allow guests to experience the environment there without leaving a large negative impact and practice high-standard environmental responsibility. Top ones are extremely aware of using renewable energy sources, recycling systems, energy efficient materials, and locally-sourced materials as well as labor. Various eco-friendly resorts also want to encourage better relationships with the local community and responsible interaction with nature and surrounding wildlife. We found one near Shanghai that might be interesting to check out!