Responsible Travel


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22 September 2021

Belgium’s Hallerbos becomes a natural reserve

Every spring in April, in Belgium, there is a part of heaven that blooms and shows all its splendor. The Hallerbos forest is one of the […]
14 September 2021

What’s in a label?

The travel and tourism industry has generated a plethora of labels and certification schemes as businesses and destinations seek market advantage. Greenwashing is rife in the […]
1 September 2021

Travel and tourism needs to Get Nature Positive

Much attention, although not enough, has rightly been focused on COP26  in November. But, in October, COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity is taking place […]
31 August 2021

It’s time for airlines to change how they treat wheelchair users

For those people on a wheelchair, taking a plane can become a nightmare. Cory Lee, the travel blogger curating the website “Curb Free with Cory Lee,” […]
24 August 2021

Wanna fly to the Faroe Islands? No thanks, I’ll take the Ferry

The Faroe Islands; a stunning and mysterious place to visit, with waterfalls, beautiful hills, rivers, and lakes, giving the place a stirring feeling. Once there it’s […]
3 August 2021

Tall Poppy Syndrome is a major problem for Responsible Tourism

There is some sage advice, too often ignored: “don’t let the pursuit of the perfect drive out the good.”  Too many businesses and destinations choose not […]
2 August 2021

Environmental responsibilities of the Digital Nomad

2021 marks the intersection of two growing areas of interest: remote working and environmental sustainability. Greater numbers than ever before are opting to work remotely, and […]
27 July 2021

E-volunteering: A positive response to Covid-19

“Peopleandplaces” pioneered responsible volunteering abroad, benefitting local communities in the developing world with skills shared by people with proven skills. They have never provided classroom teachers, […]
13 July 2021

Taking responsibility has commercial value

WTM, London has launched a Platform for Change to facilitate the sharing of solutions to the diverse challenges of sustainability. The Responsible Tourism agenda is broad […]
6 July 2021

Time for Change

Way back at the end of the last century it was evident that sustainable tourism was failing to deliver, there was too much greenwashing and not […]
29 June 2021

Stand out from the crowd for market advantage

Apply for a WTM Responsible Tourism Award, which this year has gone global. I am delighted that António Buscardini, Founder & CEO of Travel Tomorrow, will […]
22 June 2021

Consumers are demanding more Responsible Tourism

Each year Booking.com undertakes a very large scale survey of consumers in multiple source markets, 29,000+ travellers across 30 countries and territories. Their 2021 Sustainable Travel […]
18 June 2021

The art of communication in the tourism industry

Toastmasters International published a cover page article on the importance of communication skills for the global tourism industry in December 2018. The article highlighted the importance […]
28 May 2021

Tren Ecuador, the luxury tourist train supporting local communities

Launched in 2013, Tren Ecuador is the commercial brand of the Ecuadorian Railway Company. Their Tren Crucero Luxury Experience offers a 4 day 3 night tourist […]
21 May 2021

Travel to break free from your happiness trap!

Break free from your happiness trap! This week I had the opportunity to speak at the Accessible & Inclusive Tourism conference in the Asia Pacific (AITCAP) […]
4 May 2021

Revenge travel and the hunt for responsible tourists

There is presently much chatter about “revenge travel” as the industry anticipates a post-lockdown boom in travel, although the world is far from post-Covid. The concept […]
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