Clients’ increasing awareness of their environmental impact, combined with a growing desire to stay in accommodation surrounded by nature, could see Latin America’s eco-lodges rise in popularity when travel returns, says Madeleine Barber
Latin America is a pioneer when it comes to offering sustainable accommodation, with its growing portfolio of eco-lodges allowing clients to experience the region’s dense rainforests, lush landscapes and rich biodiversity while at the same time respecting nature.
“Sustainable travel has been a growing trend in Latin America in recent years, and the continent’s eco-lodges have grown in popularity,” says Danny Calaghan, chief executive of the Latin American Travel Association.
“We expect [sustainable tourism] to grow significantly post-pandemic, as consumers have become even more aware of their impact on the destinations they visit, highlighted by the benefits of reduced human activity.”
An Abta survey conducted in October found more than half of consumers believed the travel industry should re-open in a greener way. So with travellers likely to make more responsible choices when planning holidays, Latin America’s eco-lodges look set to be on more clients’ wishlists. Here are a selection of luxury lodgings and basic boltholes to inspire earth-loving clients.