Eco Luxury is a collaboration of the best retreats in the world that have a conscience and are contributing to the area in which they sit. Eco Luxury allows people to book eco-conscious holidays without compromising on style and luxury
Eco Luxury is helping change the focus of luxury tourism. It is fast becoming an established brand which combines all that is eco with all that is luxury, demonstrating that the two can go hand in hand.
Some of the best Eco Luxury hotels making a difference1. Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary, Egypt
Al Tarfa Desert Sanctuary was built entirely by local masons and helping hands, reintroducing the oasis’ forgotten construction techniques. All the staff are hired from the surrounding villages and Al Tarfa runs a Hospitality Training Program with the aid of the Ministry of Tourism. Furthermore, almost all of the lodge’s need is bought from the nearby hamlets to help support the local economy. In 2009, Al Tarfa sponsored a medical convoy that resulted in treating 640 patients and the completion of 63 successful operations.
Al Tarfa has also pushed towards officially declaring seven square kilometers of matchless sand formations as a local park. Al Tarfa is currently preparing for a campaign to use the park as a base for studying the climatic changes effects on the arid lands of Egypt. www.ecoluxury.com2. Clayoquot Wilderness, Canada
In Canada, Clayoquot prides itself being one of the top sustainable properties in the world. They put funds from each guests’ stay towards the non-profit British Columbia Wilderness Tourism Association and their Environmental Legacy Programme which includes habitat restoration, and wildlife studies. Read more