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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Peru, Travel tips

5 Ways to Experience Community-Based Tourism in Peru

Peru is one of the most geographically and culturally diverse South American destinations. Seasoned and new travelers will enjoy exploring this country from the coast to the mountains, as well as meeting all sorts of locals, from the cosmopolitan to the indigenous. But because Peru draws such large crowds of visitors, it is important that travelers be respectful of the…

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Culture, Food, france, paris, Travel tips

5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Things to Do in Paris

Looking for things to do in Paris? Discovering new places during the cool months adds a special charm to one’s experience of the city! While climbing up the Eiffel Tower is certainly a must-do, exploring some of France’s best-kept secrets unveils an exciting side of the country away from the tourist crowds. Exploring places less-frequented by tourists allows you to…

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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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Responsible tourism, voluntourism

What is Voluntourism & Is it as Good as it Seems?

Voluntourism is one of the fastest-growing trends in the tourism industry — but it might not be as helpful as previously thought. In 2015, 10 million people spent $2 billion on short-term volunteer trips. However, it has its skeptics — and for good reason. Although people should continue traveling the world to share their skills freely with others, there are a…

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mexico, Responsible tourism, Travel tips

5 Ways to Travel With A Cause: Mexico Edition

Mexico is a traveler’s dream. With vibrant cities and sprawling natural beauty, there is something here for everyone. But for conscious adventurers who want to travel with a cause, we have curated a list of immersive activities with an impact. Now you can discover the country knowing that each interaction has a positive effect. Not only are all of these…

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new york, Uncategorized, Visitors testimonials

Visitor Experience: Uncovering New York’s Overlooked Black History

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Washington Square Park, where people gathered for their mid-day lunch break, those of us at Visit.org’s New York office gathered around the famed arch to embark on a tour of the city’s overlooked Black history. What is Black Gotham Experience? Black Gotham Experience started in 2010 as, like the name suggests,…

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Ecotourism, Environment, Responsible tourism

What is Ecotourism?

Most people can deduce that ecotourism has to do with the conservation of the environment and its resources. But not everyone is aware of how accessible it is. So, in this post, we will explain the ins and outs of ecotourism. Additionally, we will provide some examples to help newbie and veteran ecotourists alike get inspiration for their next trip….

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