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STORIES OF THE PEOPLE, PLACES & PARTNERS THAT MAKE TRAVEL AND TOURISM TICK

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Register for the Eco Hotel Investment Summit

From the team behind the successful Eco Hotel Summit of this summer comes the Eco Hotel Investment Summit – an event dedicated to raising finance for eco hospitality – which will take place online on January 27-28, 2021. This event is being put on by the Eco Resort Network, World of Glamping and No Footprint Consulting, and a percentage of proceeds will be donated to Sustainable Travel International! 
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What Is Blue Carbon and Why Does It Matter?

Though terrestrial forests typically get most of the attention, they are not the only ecosystems that possess a natural ability to fight climate change. There are three coastal ecosystems that are also highly effective at sequestering carbon dioxide: mangroves, seagrass, and salt marshes. The carbon that is captured and stored by these coastal ecosystems is known as “blue carbon.” Pound for pound, these blue carbon ecosystems can actually store up to 10 times more carbon than tropical rainforests!

Vote for the next carbon neutral island destination

We are currently leading a project to help Palau become the world’s first carbon neutral destination. In doing so, we are mitigating tourism’s carbon footprint, boosting climate resilience, improving local livelihoods, empowering women, and preserving this pristine paradise for future generations.  Now, we want to know: which island should be next?
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St. Kitts Destination Guardians In Action: Thuvia Browne

“If we want to change the culture then we have to start with the youth – the children are the future.” 

We caught up with Thuvia Browne, a primary school teacher based in St. Kitts who joined our two-day Destination Guardian workshop on the Caribbean island back in April 2019. 

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How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Travels

We are currently battling a terrible global crisis. Over the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken millions of lives, shut down tourism, and threatened the livelihoods of countless people. Though COVID-19 is front of mind right now, there is another crisis that will bring even graver consequences for humanity and imperil the destinations we love. That threat is climate change.