Category Archives Sustainable tourism

More and more, people who love to travel are looking for ways to continue to see the world while giving back to the communities they’re traveling to. They’re looking for something more inspiring and rewarding than you’re run-of-the-mill vacation on a beach or sightseeing. One way travelers with the urge to give back during their travels can do so is…

travel2change

Nelson Mandela once said that “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.“ Millions of travelers around the globe share a passion for sports. They travel the world for their favorite sports - from skiing, surfing, cycling, hiking to diving…

Costa Rica from Five Day Rental

Earth Day (April 22nd) serves as a wonderful reminder to take better care of the world we live in. But instead of only taking the day to give back to Mother Nature by planting a couple of trees and remembering to recycle, why not find other ways to ‘go green’ on a daily basis? One major way you can help…

St Patrick's Day

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, travelers from around the world will be making their way to the heart of the celebration in Ireland. While we admit that some of you might not be thinking about staying healthy during your visit, there is more to Dublin than Guinness and pubs. That’s right, there are other— notably healthier— activities…

Farm travel

While farm life may not have the appeal of say, an all-inclusive eco-friendly resort, it is one way to travel sustainably, help grow a local business, contribute to a community, and immerse yourself in a new culture. And if you have a passion for traveling and working to reap an incredible reward, you may want to consider it. Sure, you…

Ranweli

You’ve traveled to discover what the world can offer you. But now, it’s time to give a little back. As we’ve mentioned in earlier posts, there are plenty of ways you can travel sustainably. Today, we’re taking a look at how you can go green for one of the most important aspects of your trip: the accommodations. From hotels that…

Agritourism may not be a term you’re familiar with, but if you’ve ever visited a farm, went apple picking, or stomped on grapes Lucy-style at a vineyard, you’ve experienced it. Agritourism comes in many different forms—even stopping at a roadside produce stand can fall under the umbrella term—and it’s been a rapidly growing form of sustainable tourism.  Generally speaking, agritourism…

It seems all of you business travelers are turning into homebodies. Hugo Martin of the Los Angeles Times reports on a new survey conducted by Visa that shows the growth of business travel is slowing. The survey predicts that U.S. businesses will spend about 2.5 percent more on business travel this year compared to last. However, most of that increase…

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