Creating a world where sustainable tourism is the norm is everyone's responsibility.
Community-based organizations need a platform for their social impact work, and a place to learn from others working on sustainable travel initiatives.
Destinations need to put local people and resources first. And service providers need to act as environmental and cultural ambassadors.
Content creators need to choose their words and imagery wisely. With the power of persuasion comes incredible responsibility.
Finally, travelers need to check their egos and recognize the privilege that comes from visiting someone else's home.
This list of resources is ongoing and influx. It is carefully curated to make sure you have the very best, most comprehensive information at your fingertips, regardless of your role.
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Resources by Industry
For Content Creators
Find meaningful travel experiences to share with your audiences and learn how to responsibly use your influence.
For Travel Service Providers & Destinations
Learn how powerful storytelling can elevate your work and about social impact projects that benefit your local community.
For Social Enterprises & Organizations
Connect with people interested in amplifying your work and learn from representatives of similar social impact projects.
Additional sustainable tourism information and insight for travelers
- Uncornered Market - A wealth of resources for anyone who wants to be a more sustainable traveler. A few top picks include these articles on top sustainable travel tips, voluntourism, and how social media influencers can use their power for good.
- Leave No Trace - According to Leave No Trace, 90% of people don't realize the environmental footprint of their actions. This website is a wealth of information on sustainable environmental practices primarily focused on its seven principles.
- What Travelers Can Do to Save the Planet - Published by AFAR in the wake of COVID-19, this article suggests habit changes and how to positively create impact related to carbon emissions, plastic waste, supporting local communities, and other issues.
- The Thoughtful Traveller - A basic guidebook created by World Expeditions outlining basic tenets for ethical travel. It was developed several years ago, but the information is still solid.