An Organic Farm Springs Up in Sinai

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The Wadi Marawan Organic Farm is a new project by the ‘Best Friends Safari’ that guides tour groups in Egypt Located at the terraces of Panorama Mountain Camp, the Wadi Marawan Organic Farm is a veritable paradise in the middle of the Sinai Peninsula. Over 4,000 sq. metres of land is planted with vegetables and […]

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Morocco’s Tourism Season Kicks off With Luxury Eco-Camping

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Every year thousands of Europeans head to Morocco for a cheap trip; hopefully more will travel the eco-friendly way. British tour operator Specialist Morocco recently announced that they are opening up their ecologically-friendly tented camp in Morocco’s Southern Draa Valley for another season. And though we are particularly sensitive to greenwashing after witnessing first hand […]

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Balyolu: Turkey’s First Honey Tasting Tour

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Anyone who loves nature will enjoy Balyolu’s week long tour on Northeastern Turkey’s honey road. It’s impossible to understate the importance of bees. Like fruit bats – thousands of which were gunned down by unknown assailants in Lebanon last weekend – they are pollinators that ensure human survival. And since they are fond of flowering […]

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Is Troubled Egypt Ripe Enough For Eco-Tourism?

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A new eco-village in Upper Egypt raises hopes that the country may move in a more sustainable tourism direction, which we would really love, but most indicators show that won’t happen any time soon. Hoda Baraka from Almasry Alyoum was one of the first journalists to point out how unregulated development is impacting on the timeless […]

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HooHa Cyclists’ House Geared Towards Housing Visiting Cyclists in Northern Israel

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HooHa Cyclists’ House in northern Israel gives traveling cyclists a bike-oriented place to stay. Eco tourism has been spreading all over the Middle East, with more and more professionals in the hospitality industry becoming aware of the demand for more sustainable travel.  Generally eco touristic options involve sustainable facilities, seeing wildlife, or staying at accommodations […]

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Romantic Desert Lodge in Egypt Offers Fresh Eggs And Sanity

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Tired of pollution and noise? Seek refuge and organic food at the Desert Lodge in Egypt’s western desert. The stunning Desert Lodge en route to Luxor has everything the weary green-minded traveler looks for: friendly faces who will welcome you with a glass of delicious hibiscus juice, sustainably-built accommodations modeled after an ancient village, fresh […]

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Egyptian Govt Cracks Down On Illegal Red Sea Development

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Does new crackdown demonstrate a gradual shift in Egyptian environmental policy? The Red Sea Governorate is cracking down on illegal, unsustainable development in Hurghada, Egypt, where 200,000 citizens are custodians of one of the earth’s most unique marine ecosystems. Though challenges to its coral reef system and overall health are numerous – including tourism and […]

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Phoebus Energy Offers A Hybrid Heating System for Hotels and Hospitals

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Using heat pumps and expert data analysis, Phoebus is installing their energy saving solution at the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem. They promise to offer energy savings, an ROI after 2 to 3 years. Some of the highest energy costs for large facilities today, especially in the hotel hospitality and health care industries, stem from their […]

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Daridere Resort and Camping Area a New Turkish Eco Tourist Spot

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Enjoy Turkey a little bit more naturally at Daridere Resort and Camping Area near the northwestern town of Altinoluk. Turkey, like many areas of the Middle East, is endowed with beautiful natural landscapes. Landscapes that you may not enjoy viewing the gas-guzzling, wasteful hotel, standard way. Instead, you may enjoy taking in these landscapes in […]

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Enjoy EcoBike’s Eco-Friendly Cycling Tours of Israel with a Cold Beer (Or Clean Conscience)

Bikes, beer and maybe even babes part of EcoBike: bringing eco-friendly cycling tours to a whole new demographic – the beer lover. Cycling, as fellow Green Prophet Karin has pointed out, has become very popular in Israel.  Despite the dangers of braving streets shared with temperamental Middle Eastern drivers, cycling has evolved to fulfill a […]

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Tareq Emtairah's Practical Eco-House in Aqaba, Jordan

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Tareq Emtairah built this eco-house to prove that energy efficient buildings aren’t always prohibitively expensive. Jordan’s Prince Hassan does not shoulder his environmental concerns alone, nor is the Red-Dead canal project the singular answer to Jordan’s worries.  In 2005, Tareq Emtairah, a consultant with the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University in […]

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