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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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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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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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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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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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