Sustainable Travel

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Sustainable travel and tourism is based around the concept of making only a positive impact on the destinations we visit. Change-makers around the world are moving sustainable tourism from the niche to the mainstream, and we have our eyes peeled.


The U.N. Tackles Sustainable Tourism, Sort Of

The U.N.’s proposed Sustainable Development Goals address sustainable tourism with three targets, for the first time. But, not everyone agrees on the path…
Darjeeling tea-pickers prepare to haul in their bounty by hand. Hailing from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. Darjeeling tea is one of many consumer products linked intrinsically to its geographic origin and culture.

CSR, Darjeeling Tea and Multibillion-Dollar Markets

Many products command premiums due to their geographic origins and native know-how. Corporate social responsibility initiatives have a role to play in preserving…

Saving Water in Hospitality

There are a number of reasons that the hospitality industry should be at the forefront of reducing water usage. For starters, it would…

Dharavi: Squalid Slum or Sustainable Industry?

I was conflicted before visiting Dharavi, India. As I prepared for my visit, I became part of an ongoing debate about the real…

Scooping Up Diplomacy: The ‘Invisible’ Ambassadors of Summer

University students like Anel, Mavutho and Umar are participating in the U.S. Department of State Exchange Visitor Program, which provides more than 80,000…

Getting Serious About Sustainable Tourism

Armed with shared goals and new monitoring tools, tourism can scale up positive impacts and take us a long way toward meeting sustainability…

Ecotourism in Idaho: Our Discerning, Summering Palate

I just recently moved to Idaho from New York City, and it’s been all about enjoying the great outdoors in the summer of…

Feeling the Effects of Nature Based-Tourism … in Cash Registers

There’s a popular anecdote repeated in rural Piscataquis County, Maine, where a general store owner has said, “I feel the AMC (Appalachian Mountain…

3p Weekend: The Foodie’s Travel Guide to the World’s Most Sustainable Restaurants

For those die-hard foodies who couldn't dream of traveling without hitting up all the locally-esteemed eateries, this week we pulled together a travel…

Dissecting the Farm-to-Table Fable

To hear some farmers tell it, the farm-to-table concept doesn't work. There's too much opportunity for restaurants to build on hype, and too…
air travel alternatives

Simple Ways Your Business Can Reduce Travel Emissions

Follow these simple suggestions to help your business cut down on its travel emissions. Doing so could not only boost employee morale, but…
Fund for Teachers

Using Fund for Teachers Grants to Research Sustainability

Educators use Fund for Teachers grants to research sustainability issues around the world, engage students as activists and innovators, and for personal development.

Conserving Wildlife Through Volunteering Abroad in India

Are you a wildlife lover and have a wish to oil the wheels of wildlife conservation efforts? Then, you can become instrumental through…
Eco Tourism

Ecotourism is Gaining Momentum in India

Ecotourism involves exploring undisturbed natural beauty. India is gaining popularity as an ecotourism destination and has a lot to offer to nature lovers.…

Cuba Lifted from Terrorist List, Readies for Wave of U.S. Tourists

When Cuban President Raul Castro toasted his 84th birthday in June, he also celebrated two major diplomatic milestones: Cuba's first attendance at the…