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What is Sustainable Tourism & Why is it Important?

Buzzwords like ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable tourism’ can be opaque to the average person. If you’re confused, you’re not alone. Thankfully, the concept of sustainability is pretty easy to understand. In short, it all centers around sustaining resources or avoiding the depletion of resources — whether environmental, economic, or cultural. That said, sustainability can be seen across many sectors. There is sustainable fashion…

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Seasonal Travel: Best Trips to Fit Your Adventure Needs

Every person has a different schedule with work and other various factors that impede their freetime. So, while most families utilize school breaks or the summer for family travel, many other people book trips during other seasons to avoid high season prices and crowds. If you’re looking for a seasonal travel experience further abroad or closer to home, with cold…

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From our ambassadors: the potential is unlimited!

Katy Clarke is a Visit.org ambassador and an amazing Australian blogger who writes about trips, history and culture in Untold Morsels.   While in London, Katy visited the Camden neighborhood and, with the help of Unseen Tours, got to know the story of this iconic place. After her visit she wrote a lovely article in her blog, which has more…

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How Photography and Travel Can Change the World: Photographers Without Borders

Visit.org has joined forces with Photographers Without Borders to bring professional photography to more do-good organizations around the globe. Photographers Without Borders is a not-for-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada and a registered charity in the United States with 501(c)(3) status. They consist of over 500 photographers, have worked in over 30 countries and have completed over 100 projects to…

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How Tourism Supports Indigenous Mapuche Artisans in Chile

Paula Vlamings visited the Chol-Chol Foundation in Chile, which allowed her to contribute to a project that promotes sustainable economic development for hundreds of indigenous artisans in the Mapuche community. Let’s get to know a little more about Chol-Chol through Paula’s experience. Paula is part of our ambassador program*. 1. Could you tell us a little bit more about your…

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4 Asia-Pacific Tours That Benefit the Environment

Travel off the beaten path in Asia-Pacific to benefit the environment! When you book an experience hosted by these Visit.org partners in South East Asia, you will contribute to protecting the natural environment. And as with all Visit.org activities, 100% of the hosts’ revenue is invested back into the local community, sustaining livelihoods in the area! These are our top picks for…

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Unique Destinations that Deserve More Visitors: #3 Colombia

Colombia
 Colombia has a multitude of natural landscapes, each special with defining characteristics; the Andes mountain range, the Pacific coastal region, and the Amazon Rainforest are just some of Colombia’s most astounding sights. But this nation has also had its struggles. For 39 years it has been involved in a drug war that has been considered one of the worst…

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