The Only Time Discarded Plastic Looks Good On Our Beaches

Every year, it’s estimated that 640,000 tonnes of plastic fishing gear are lost or discarded in our oceans. In a phenomenon known as ghost fishing, these discarded nets and lines continue to catch and kill marine life, which in turn attracts even more species, resulting in an ongoing loop of catches. Thanks to the high-quality…

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New Trends Bring Hope for a Brighter Future for Tourism

As the tourism industry emerges from the rubble of the pandemic, it would be hard to argue that the situation for many of our favourite holiday destinations is anything but challenging. Tourism was one of the hardest hit economic sectors during the pandemic, with restrictions on travel impacting millions of livelihoods and jobs, forcing many…

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The Increase in Last Minute Bookings

Due to several corresponding factors, last minute bookings have been on the rise throughout 2022 and aren’t looking to slow down soon. New habits formed from mobile phone bookings and a lack of trust following COVID-19 have led to more and more consumers waiting to book until the last moment.  In response to the shift…

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Operating Tourism Sustainably in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Can a small country at the end of the world, reliant on long-haul flights to deliver its visitors, possibly lead the world in sustainable tourism? If anyone can, Aotearoa New Zealand can. And tourism operators throughout the country are committed to making it easy for visitors to have a positive impact on the local communities…

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Climate-Friendly Coaches – The Eco-Friendly Travel Hero

We are all acutely aware that we must urgently act to avoid the climate emergency. However, the climate-conscious consumer needn’t stop travelling, but simply choose cleaner, greener transport. This means choosing coach. At FlixBus, our purpose is to provide sustainable, reliable, and affordable travel for everyone. And coaches are best positioned to deliver on this…

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Destinations Aim Towards Global Sustainable Tourism

We will always want to travel and explore. Travel provides exceptional cultural insights and understanding, allowing sustainability, equality, diversity, and inclusivity to become an integral managed part of the planet’s future. Antor, the Association of National Tourist Office Representatives’ purpose is to be recognised as one of the foremost advocates of sustainable, responsible tourism and…

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Bringing Genuine Purpose to ‘Voluntourism’

The practice of combining volunteering and tourism, known as voluntourism, can be traced back to the 1950s. One of the early pioneers of this concept was UK-based organisation, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), which was established to send volunteers to teach English in Borneo. Nowadays, voluntourism generally refers to trips combining leisure travel and volunteering with…

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How Can Travel be a Force for Good?

At Just a Drop, we know that the travel and tourism industry can be a force for good. The industry is a catalyst for developing destinations, work opportunities and conservation efforts. It’s a social industry that thrives on building connections to people and cultures, even across the most remote places on the planet. But as…

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