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.

For Hilton, Corporate Responsibility Means Customer Trust

The hospitality industry relies heavily on creating a positive guest experience for customers across the globe. And creating a strong corporate culture that…

NGOs, Hospitality Industry Join Forces to Curb Food Waste

Today, the WWF announced that it will work with the Rockefeller Foundation and the hospitality sector to launch pilot projects that root out…

Iceland Considers Tourism Tax to Cope with Flood of Visitors

Home to only 323,000 people, Iceland is on course to host 2.3 million travelers this year, a nearly five-fold increase from 2010 --…

Tech Companies Continue to Oppose U.S. Travel Ban

Despite the changes to the Donald Trump administration's travel ban, many in the business community -- including technology companies like Airbnb, Lyft, Uber…

How Trump’s Immigration Policies Affect Economics In ‘Sanctuary Cities’

The Donald Trump administration is considering a revamp to its highly controversial ban on travelers from seven predominantly-Muslim countries. And cities are speaking…

Climate Change is Threatening Britain’s Historic Landmarks, Study Finds

Over the past decade, a dozen significant sites around Britain -- including landscapes and historic buildings -- have been damaged by severe flooding…

Can a Sustainable Event Industry Create Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions?

Can the sustainable events industry can create peace, justice and strong institutions in the world? Positive Impact posed this question to Liselore van…

Patagonia Withdraws From Outdoor Retailer Event Over Lands Dispute in Utah

Patagonia pulled out of the annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Utah due to the state leadership's opposition to the new Bears Ears…

Airbnb Ups the Ante on Refugee Commitment

Last week Airbnb offered free housing to refugees and others affected by the controversial U.S. travel ban. In an email to users, the…

Greening Aviation from the Ground Up

When it comes to green aviation, most of us think about how the planes and engines are becoming more efficient (and they are!).…

Our Disappearing Coastlines: The Cost of Extreme Weather

Climate change is wreaking havoc on our beaches and shorelines, thanks to more frequent storms of increasing intensity.

Can the Great Barrier Reef Be Saved?

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…

Sustainable Travel Companies and the Future of Tourism

"These businesses move a more responsible style of tourism into the mainstream," Justin Francis, founder of the World Responsible Tourism Awards, said of…

Airbnb Users Must Agree to Non-Discrimination Pledge This Week

After months of controversy surrounding allegations of racial discrimination by its hosts, Airbnb will require all users to agree to an anti-discrimination pledge…

Peace Corps Shutters Popular Advanced Degree Program

For years, post-grad students combined Peace Corps service with education through Peace Corps' Masters International. Although the program will close its doors this…