Sustainable Travel

Triple bottom line news

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.

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Could Startups Born Out of the #AirbnbWhileBlack Outcry Succeed?

Both Noirbnb and Innclusive started with bad customer experiences with Airbnb, specifically centered around racial discrimination. But do these startups have a future?
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What does Rio’s Olympic Opening Ceremony Mean for the Future of Sustainable Events?

The theme of sustainability was central to Rio's 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. This is something the global event industry should take note…
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3p Weekend: Packaged Vacation Done Right

Many of us don't have the time to plan out trip itineraries on our own, and hopping from hostel to hostel with kids…
Not everyone in the U.K. is happy with the Brexit decision, evidenced by the 'March for Europe,' a Brexit protest that gathered thousands of people in London on July 2.

Migrate Another Day: Brexit and the Migration Process

Mihai Sebe, a Romanian political scientist, takes a look at how Brexit will affect free movement between the U.K. and EU -- and…
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EPA On Board to Develop Emission Rules for Aircraft

This announcement now clears the way for the EPA to develop rules to regulate aircraft emissions, much as the agency has done for…
A local guide leads hikers to Incan ruins in Cusco, Peru.

3p Weekend: Bookmark These 7 Eco-Tourism Destinations

Have a case of wanderlust? Bookmark these seven eco-tourism hotspots, and keep them in mind when you finally cash in those vacation days.
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Airbnb Hopes Big-Name Hires Can Salvage Its Image

Following a number of discrimination lawsuits, Airbnb's reputation is on shaky ground. The company hopes some notable hires, including former U.S. Attorney General…
Ditch the crowds for a better alternative.

Small Group Tours are Transforming the Travel Industry

A quickly emerging market of small, specialized group tour operators offer a more sustainable, social, affordable and ultimately transformative experience for the traveler.
High school students awarded the CIEE Global Navigator scholarship in Spain.

10 Reasons to Travel the World – While in High School

Most people don’t think of world travel as a way to help to solve the world’s conflicts. But being a citizen diplomat is…
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Sustainability on the Menu in Copenhagen: 3 Stand-Out Restaurants to Try

Forget Noma: Here are three great Copenhagen restaurants worth trying ... and they're deeply committed to sustainability, too!
Cruising Copenhagen's canals.

Copenhagen’s Solar Boats Offer a Fun and Green Afternoon

Copenhagen's self-guided solar boat rental is a fantastic, and sustainable, way to see the city.
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The Long Road to True Innovation

In today’s world, “innovation” is often synonymous with “fast.” But when the stakes are high, the mission is critical, and failure is not…
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JetBlue’s Purpose-Driven Campaigns Spark Conversation

During a divisive time, how can a company inspire people to lay aside personal opinions and do something for the greater good? JetBlue…
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B-Lister’s Memoir of ‘Gap Year’ in Africa Makes the Case Against Voluntourism

Unfortunately for Louise Linton's future career prospects, the reception of her self-published book about a voluntourism stint in Zambia did not go well.…
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Hong Kong’s Beaches Inundated With Trash from Mainland China

This summer many of Hong Kong's beaches have been flooded by trash, the vast majority of which appears to have come from mainland…