The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure. It’s about the same size as Germany or Japan and is so expansive that it can be seen from outer space. It’s not dead yet, but you could say it’s on life support. Scientists say there’s still hope for its recovery, but we need to act quickly.
“These businesses move a more responsible style of tourism into the mainstream,” Justin Francis, founder of the World Responsible Tourism Awards, said of sustainable operators. “They are the future of tourism.” Is he right?
Custodial employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are worried that new GPS tracking technology designed to keep the theme park cleaner will interfere with their job seniority and the right to perform their tasks as they see fit.
Through a new partnership with the American Cancer Society, Extended Stay America is making treatment a little easier for the millions of folks with a cancer diagnosis.
After months of controversy surrounding allegations of racial discrimination by its hosts, Airbnb will require all users to agree to an anti-discrimination pledge starting tomorrow, November 1.
For years, post-grad students combined Peace Corps service with education through Peace Corps’ Masters International. Although the program will close its doors this year, students can still tap other options to bring a Peace Corps experience together with their post-grad work.
SolarCity is offering up to $1,000 in cash to Airbnb hosts who install solar power systems on their rooftops. Both companies are leaning on the environmental benefits of solar in order to resonate with customers.
The $1.5 billion Massachusetts-based travel company, which was one of the first adopters of user-generated content, plans to pull tickets for hundreds of animal attractions from its site.
Many people are looking to have a more meaningful, positive impact on the places they visit — whether by volunteering their time, collecting donations, or simply making sure the money they spend goes directly into the hands of locals. Travel expert Raj Gyawali reflects on the lessons he’s learned over the years of working in the tourism industry in Nepal.
Since childhood, Ed Monat was fascinated by the ocean and all things underwater. He now channels this passion to put on a delightful two-hour undersea tour of Frenchman Bay in Midcoast Maine.
African elephants and rhinos are disappearing in rapid numbers. Some say drones have potential in the fight against poaching, but can they really make a difference?
The environmental NGO Rare estimates that Colombia hosts approximately 10 percent of the world’s biodiversity. But water scarcity is an ongoing threat, so Rare is working with local governments and industries on water remediation projects along the country’s Pacific Coast.