Ecological hotels, the best bet to attract millennial tourism

Forests are one of the great gifts of nature: they are not only a symbol of life, but they offer quiet spaces where the guest can relax, disconnect and recover energy and inspiration. Millennials are increasingly committed to a healthy lifestyle and green hotels are gaining more and more followers. Nature regains prominence, so designing a hotel in rural and forested areas has turned into a winning bet. proposes as an example these seven ecological hotels surrounded by lush forests. These paradisiacal accommodations, with their beautiful surroundings, can offer future entrepreneurs ideas of success for future projects.

Planet Zero Retreat, Anji, China

This resort, located in Anji and 5 kilometers from the Anji Zhongnan Scenic Gardens Area, has reduced the carbon footprint to its minimum expression. It offers rooms in the shape of a sphere surrounded by a beautiful bamboo forest. Travelers can use the free bicycles offered by the resort to explore the unspoiled nature of the surroundings of the Planet Zero Retreat or relax on the terrace while enjoying a drink.

Treehotel, Harads, Sweden

The iconic Treehotel is located in a pine forest in northern Sweden and is a unique accommodation that combines the most modern architecture and design with all the amenities you need to feel at home. Its ecological rooms were built with the environment in mind, and the kitchen serves typical game dishes with ingredients from the area.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Oak Beach, Australia

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a place of retirement respectful with the environment and is located on the coast, in an area with more than 56 hectares of native tropical forest. It has a private beach and stunning views of the Coral Sea.

This eco-friendly accommodation features boutique-style bungalows made of wood, an organic coconut plantation and natural granite pools with waterfalls. Take the opportunity to live in full virgin nature in an area full of trails to enjoy the flora and fauna, and with a wide range of bird watching tours.

Whitepod, Monthey, Switzerland

This exclusive accommodation offers several capsules anchored to a wooden platform and surrounded by a virgin forest located at 1,400 meters above sea level. Each capsule has a pellet stove, windows overlooking the valley and a small terrace from where you can enjoy nature and the incredible views of the wooded mountain range.

A Walden's Pond, Soldotna, USA

Walden's Pond is an ideal place for those looking for a beautiful cabin in the middle of the forest, to be surrounded by nature and receive a friendly treatment from their friendly hosts. According to travelers, this accommodation is a hidden treasure in the middle of nature in Alaska, where you will have the feeling of living a great adventure in a remote area of ​​dense boreal forest.

Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

The Casa Luna Hotel & Spa is located on the outskirts of the Arenal Volcano National Park. It is an ecological accommodation with infinite views of the volcano and the virgin forest. If you want to connect with nature, here you will be surrounded by lush forests and you will have the Fortuna Waterfall just 2 km away.

Marataba Safari Lodge, Hartbeestfontein, South Africa

The Marataba Safari Lodge awaits you with its elegantly decorated shops, made of stone and fabric. It is located in the Marakele National Park, located at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains. This beautiful lodge offers guided safaris to see wildlife, hiking trails and river trips. You can enjoy meals outdoors under an African acacia, or relax on their lounge chairs by the pool, and even enjoy a good book in its spacious living room with fireplace.

Mas Salagros EcoResort, Spain

Just 20 minutes from Barcelona, ​​in the middle of a natural reserve, Mas Salagros EcoResort is found, surrounded by beautiful views of the protected park of the Serralada Litoral. Submerged in a slow philosophy, it is an ideal place to enjoy 100% ecological gastronomy. It also has Roman baths and endless sustainable activities. The Mas Salagros project was created with the intention of offering something more than a hotel, betting on responsible and sustainable tourism.

Giant solar power plant in Africa could power up Europe

At the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, the efforts to move towards more sustainable energies are also felt, with one of the largest solar plants in the world, that of Noor in Uarzazate.

One of the objectives of this solar power plant is the energy transition, exemplifying the path open to Africa, which places the hope in having a new source of income that drives the development of the most impoverished continent.

This is a very ambitious renewable energy plan, since Morocco is located in a continent that seeks to reduce its energy dependence and at the same time, sees in the exploitation of energy to the developed countries an option that takes off from the Magred (northern region of the continent African) to the Middle East and from there to Sub-Saharan Africa based on this Solar Power Plant.

Morocco hopes that by 2030, half of the country's energy consumption by 52% will come from clean energy.

To achieve these objectives, much depends on the sun, air and water, part of them have already been incorporated thanks to the installation of the Uarzazate thermo solar plant, a desert door that is a cradle of adaptation of energy from the sun, which shines in this place for 330 days a year. Producing for three hours once the sun goes down, with its storage of energy in reserves with molten salts based on sodium and potassium nitrates.

The solar plant will continue to grow once Noor II and Noor III are completed, which are the two phases that are underway with an investment of 1,800 million euros. The authorities estimate that after they finish construction of the plant in 2020 approximately, it will provide up to 2000 megawatts (unit of measurement of electrical energy).

The impulse of the Moroccan government to clean energy is spread throughout Africa, with plants under construction in the Middle East and in South Africa, as well as in Rwanda, Uganda or Ghana; countries that can find in the sun an alternative for the supply, to produce energy for the exterior and, with it, to find a new income channel for the continent.