Cattedrale Vegetale

Designed to be a place of peace and contemplation, the completed Lodi Cattedrale Vegetale is well worth visiting. Made from 108 wood pillars and 108 oak trees, the structure is presently 18m high, 72m long and 22m wide, though as the trees grow the height will increase.

Tom Raffield at Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa

Tom Raffield has become one of Cornwall's most illustrious contemporary designers and his pieces can now be enjoyed by visitors to Fistral Beach Hotel & Spa. The Bay Bar overlooking the sea has been refurbished and the hotel's creative director Gayle Nettleton developed a design that uses lots of natural wood combined with wooden furniture and lighting by Raffield.

Sustainable tourism: Colombia's view

Colombia wants tourists back when it's safe for people to travel, but as all countries are realising, it needs tourism that doesn't deplete natural resources and damage the environment. 

Five perfect reasons to visit St Ives

5 Perfect Reasons to Visit St Ives

If you’re looking to visit somewhere new this year, then you just can’t go wrong with St Ives. It’s got something for everyone, with beaches, culture, fantastic activities, and some of the best weather in the UK.

There’s so much to see and do in this little town, and in Cornwall in general, but here are five perfect reasons to visit St Ives.

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Green travel: nature thrives in our absence

In many countries, lockdowns have resulted in many busy cities and regions suddenly becoming almost deserted. But it is an ill wind that blows nobody any good and where humans have retreated, the natural environment has sprung vigorously to life. Green Pearls® say staff at hotels they work with have been watching their natural worlds closely and share their observations. 

Thailand is for animals

The Seychelles: prioritising the environment over tourism

The Seychelles puts the environment ahead of economics when it comes to tourism. Mass tourism is discouraged because it will damage the islands' delicate eco systems

A Tuscan farmhouse: Follonico's rustic elegance

Boutique hotel glamour is all very well but rural rusticity done well is equally entrancing. Follonico is a Tuscan farmhouse that has been very lovingly restored by owners Fabio Firli and his Dutch wife Suzanne Simons. They've designed it to offer peace and tranquility to guests who want comfort and beauty but not opulence.

Tenerife's GF Hotels achieves environmental excellence

It's not eco to fly there so go by solar-powered boat if possible...But once you get to Tenerife you can feel virtuous in a Grupo Fedola (GF) Hotel, since the company has achieved a certificate that guarantees its hotels function in accordance with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.