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 volonteer 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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London, Responsible tourism, Travel tips

5 Hidden Gems in London

Year after year, London is one of the most visited tourist destinations. And with good reason: from Big Ben to Kensington Palace, there are an impressive number of attractions. In fact, the number of foreign visitors to London in the last 3 months of 2016 surpassed 19 million, a record for the city. While visiting popular tourist sites might be…

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Responsible tourism, sustainable travel, Travel tips

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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Culture, Fun Facts, Human rights, Responsible tourism

How Social Impact Travel Supports Indigenous Peoples

There are 370 million indigenous peoples living around the world, representing 5,000 different cultures. According to the United Nations,  indigenous peoples are those who have “retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live.”  In fact, every August 9th the United Nation celebrates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples….

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