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Animals, Ecotourism, Environment, Food, Responsible tourism, sustainable travel, Travel tips

10 Eco-Friendly Travel Experiences Around the World

More than ever, businesses and customers alike are becoming aware of how their decisions are affecting our planet. In order to make it easy for travelers to be on the right side in the fight against climate change, Visit.org has partnered with Musement, a platform offering unique activities around the world, to launch a new series of social impact experiences:…

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Responsible tourism, sustainable travel, Tips for Orgs

Tips for Do-Good Orgs: How to Offer Engaging Activities With Great Impact

The main priority of do-good orgs, such as nonprofits and social enterprises, is to make a lasting impact on their community. In order to do so, they must have a sustainable source of income. So, hundreds of orgs across the globe have partnered with Visit.org to bring in revenue by offering social impact activities to visitors. But is it possible…

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barcelona, overtourism, Responsible tourism, spain, sustainable travel

How to Avoid Overtourism in Barcelona (Without Avoiding Barcelona)

Spain is the third biggest tourist destination in the world. Each year the country sees its number of international tourist arrivals increase, with the region of Catalonia receiving the highest number. In 2016 the region’s capital, Barcelona, received one-third of Spain’s foreign tourists. However, the popularity has its drawbacks. Now, the city is faced with one of its biggest challenges: overtourism —…

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Responsible tourism, sustainable travel, Travel tips

How to Heal Yourself and the World through Travel

You might think that healing and traveling are two separate activities that don’t naturally connect. However, these seemingly disparate things come together perfectly. Through travel, people not only have the opportunity to heal themselves, but the world as well. Travel can heal people personally through liberation and discovery. But it can also heal the world socially through cultural preservation, economic…

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Responsible tourism, sustainable travel

How the Tourism Industry is Working to Improve Our World

In October 2017, Travel+Social Good published a white paper enumerating the trends and tactics for bringing sustainable travel to the mainstream. TSG is a community of travel professionals committed to improving the world through tourism. Among the changemakers listed is Visit.org — a leader in technological innovation highlighting social issues through storytelling. Visit.org’s roster of professional ambassadors film, photograph, and write in-depth…

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Responsible tourism, voluntourism

What is Voluntourism & Is it as Good as it Seems?

Voluntourism is one of the fastest-growing trends in the tourism industry — but it might not be as helpful as previously thought. In 2015, 10 million people spent $2 billion on short-term volunteer trips. However, it has its skeptics — and for good reason. Although people should continue traveling the world to share their skills freely with others, there are a…

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mexico, Responsible tourism, Travel tips

5 Ways to Travel With A Cause: Mexico Edition

Mexico is a traveler’s dream. With vibrant cities and sprawling natural beauty, there is something here for everyone. But for conscious adventurers who want to travel with a cause, we have curated a list of immersive activities with an impact. Now you can discover the country knowing that each interaction has a positive effect. Not only are all of these…

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Ecotourism, Environment, Responsible tourism

What is Ecotourism?

Most people can deduce that ecotourism has to do with the conservation of the environment and its resources. But not everyone is aware of how accessible it is. So, in this post, we will explain the ins and outs of ecotourism. Additionally, we will provide some examples to help newbie and veteran ecotourists alike get inspiration for their next trip….

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London, Responsible tourism, Travel tips

5 Hidden Gems in London

Year after year, London is one of the most visited tourist destinations. And with good reason: from Big Ben to Kensington Palace, there are an impressive number of attractions. In fact, the number of foreign visitors to London in the last 3 months of 2016 surpassed 19 million, a record for the city. While visiting popular tourist sites might be…

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Responsible tourism, sustainable travel, Travel tips

What is Sustainable Tourism & Why is it Important?

Buzzwords like ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable tourism’ are becoming more and more common. But they can be opaque to the average person. If you need clarity, you’re not alone. Thankfully, the concept of sustainability is straight to the point. In short, it all centers around sustaining resources or avoiding the depletion of resources — whether environmental, economic, or cultural. That said, sustainability can…

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