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Responsible tourism, sustainable travel, Travel tips

How to Be a Responsible, Eco-Friendly Traveler

Increasingly, the average traveler is trying to be conscious about her environmental impact while on the road. With irresponsible travel habits leading to massive amounts of harmful waste piling up, which has sometimes caused the shut down of several popular destinations, people are ready to make a change. With that in mind, here are some responsible travel tips to help…

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mexico, sustainable travel, Travel tips

5 Must-Visit Places in Mexico

Mexico is more than just a place to take off your shoes and unwind with a margarita in hand. It is full of culture, beauty, and opportunity for adventure. If you are planning an upcoming vacation, the country’s diverse experiences and scenery make it the place to be! If you want to get a whole range of activities into your…

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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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Impacters, scotland, sustainable travel, united kingdom

How Invisible Edinburgh’s Walking Tours Help Scotland’s Homeless

One of the best ways to get in touch with any culture is by getting to know the locals, and getting an insider’s perspective on each destination. In Scotland, Visit.org partner  Invisible Edinburgh offers experiences that do just that. Not only does Invisible Edinburgh lead walking tours around Scotland’s capital, ensuring that visitors get a fun, unique, and memorable experience — this…

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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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sustainable travel, Travel tips

9 Travel Destinations to Experience (Sustainably!) in the New Year

What’s your New Year’s resolution for 2018? Should you focus on making the world better? Should you focus on making yourself better? Why not do both at once, by participating in sustainable travel! Through sustainable travel, you can now explore the world while also ensuring that your trip benefits locals, their economy, and their environment. So, if you’re thinking about doing…

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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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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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