Trans-tourism: an integrated approach for the study of transformative role of tourism in the 21st century

II. TRANS-TOURISM

Database: tourism entrepreneurs

Database: tourism entrepreneurs

Eko – Art Centar EIA

Croatia

http://eia.hr/

Eko - Art Centar EIA is association for ecology and culture in Bale, Istria. The main goal of this project is to return to nature, to create environment of love in which people can act natural, spontaneous, creative and fulfilled. The accommodation includes Indian (and regular) tents and trailers for the real nature experience, private apartments and in the bay small wooden- rock house. In Eko - Art Centar EIA they live in pure nature beside the magical forest, build eco houses, cultivate land by the permaculturel laws (in harmony with nature), use solar energy, collect rain-water, use wood for heating, eat healthy food, have different kinds of pets etc. They organize shaman dances and Indian saunas (sweat lodge) and eco art camps for youth. The main offer includes eco workshops, lectures, exhibitions, eco education, permaculture. They practice different kinds of activities as (courses for): photography, composition, painting, massages, natural health; they conduct anti-stress program that includes lots of laughter, relaxation, games, creativity. As well, they organize workshops of sound exploration, dance, communications with nature and disengagement of hidden potentials. Their main focus is (harmonious) human relations.

Ecotourism

Hotel Vicko

Croatia

http://www.hotel-vicko.hr/

Located in Starigrad Paklenica, at the coastal side of Velebit mountain range and NP Paklenica, this is family run hotel offering a range of nature and culture based excursions. Food is sourced locally. It holds the Croatia Environmentally Friendly label.

Ecotourism

Kameni dvori

Croatia

http://www.holiday-village-konavle.com/

Kameni Dvori is a privately owned family farm that offers holiday home rentals in the village ''Lovorno'', the countryside region of ''Konavle'', Dubrovnik in the south of Croatia. The holiday home rentals from Kameni Dvori provide two unique accommodation units for rental. The main unit is a holiday villa for exclusive rental during the peak season or, by floor or room rental during off-season. The second accommodation unit is a smaller, yet unique vineyard cottage. Offer also includes various holiday activities that take place in this south region of Croatia (Eno-Gastronomy food and wine experience, Geo-Historical programs, Nature & Flora programs: walking, hiking and cycling); two taverns connected with terraces that function as one larger called “Tavern Inn“ (serves Konavle typical local dishes & meals prepared from organic products from the farm) and eco farm activites (Vineyards – Grapes & Wine production, Olive Tree Harvest & Olive Oil production, Organic Food Vegetables & Fruits, Authentic Domestic Souvenir production). The “Kameni Dvori” villa provides unique event space and facilities for luxurious weddings, small group presentations and business meetings.

Ecotourism

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch

Croatia

http://www.lindenretreat.com/

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is an intimate, luxurious private sanctuary of 50 acres nestled within the Velebit Mountains, UNESCO protected pristine wilderness. Offers remote Croatia wilderness vacations, signature cuisine, retreat programs and the unique horsemanship. Their mission is to provide an authentic place for guests to help them bring their lives back into balance. Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch is recommended by the Responsible Travel (they are developing a concept CIDER, which is an acronym for Community, Integrity, Development, Evolution and Responsibility, that puts human in a center of attention in order to create a balanced and integrated living systems for all creatures).

Ecotourism

Villa Andrea

Croatia

http://www.villa-andrea.info/en

This is traditional, authentic vila is converted into a butiq hotel in Tučepi, a popular coastal town in Middle Dalmatia, run by a family. It is one of the first hotels to be given Environmentally Friendly label.

Ecotourism

Villa Dvor

Croatia

http://www.hotel-villadvor.hr/en/

In Middle Dalmatian costal town of Omiš, this is a family-run small hotel that is certified (Environmentally Friendly label) with practices involving mostly energy saving devices (i.e. solar panels). A wide array of activities including nature and water based soft and hard adventure are offered to guests.

Ecotourism

Villa PaPe

Croatia

http://www.villa-pape.com/

Villa PaPe is located in Trogir suburbs on the island Ciovo, in natural surrounding. It is a green accommodation recognized and certified by several sustainable organizations also involved in eko-partner project as participates and advisors. By implementing green practices such as water conservation, solid waste recycling and reduction,energy conservation, and pollution prevention, the Villa PaPe not only complies with Eko Partner and GreenTravelMarket Standards, but also goes a step further to improve and protect environment. A list of the sustainable measures at Villa PaPe:

  • buying as much locally as possible;
  • growing as many of their own vegetables and fruits as space, time and energy allow;
  • buying the organic products whenever possible;
  • recycle all paper, cardboard, glass, plastics and batteries;
  • composting all organic matter;
  • using saving bulbs into as many lights as possible;
  • using ecological and large packages of cleaning products, and natural, home-made cleaning solutions whenever possible;
  • implementing a resource-conscious policy in the rooms;
  • encourage visitors to walk and use public transport as much as possible;
  • using solar panels to heat the water that is used not only for showers also for washing machines both clothes and dishes;
  • implementing a system for water saving into our pipes;
  • promoting local Croatian companies and products as much as possible;
  • giving as much information about our country as possible.

Offer also includes accommodation, and Croatian Culinary Treasures cooking class.

Ecotourism