Category: travel industry

World Water Day 2021

We live on a blue planet. Seventy per cent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, which is undeniably our planet’s most precious natural resource. Water is the source of life, and all creatures benefit from it – from the smallest microbe to the largest whale. For us humans, it is no different. We […]

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What A Difference A Stay Makes

International Women’s Day 2021: 5 women environmentalists you should know

Women bear the brunt of climate change according to the research. But they are also guiding the fight against it, with resilience, courage, and innovation. To mark International Women’s Day 2021, we’re celebrating leading female environmentalists across the world.    Jane Goodall – Primatologist Dr Goodall is most well known for her study of chimpanzees. […]

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What A Difference A Stay Makes

World Wildlife Day – Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet

More often these days we hear about climate change, the dark cloud overarching humanity’s future. But the truth is, loss of biodiversity (the variety of life on earth) could easily be crowned first place on the list of what is threatening our planet. Changes to the Earth’s climate, however destructive and terrifying, are still reversible […]

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voluntourism

Voluntourism – A great way to give back or a dangerous circle of exploitation?

Nowadays the concept of ‘voluntourism’, the combination of tourism and charity work, has rapidly flourished beyond the traditional gap-year activity to become a multimillion-dollar industry, for everyone from school leavers to retirees. Spending a week volunteering in an orphanage or building a house might seem like a selfless way to spend your holiday, but research [...]
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single-use plastics

The travel industry: Trying to quash the single-use plastic addiction

Photo by Dustan Woodhouse on Unsplash ingle-use plastics have become one of the worst synthetic materials to impact the world. In almost every shop there is a piece of plastic that will inevitably end up in the ocean or landfill. An estimate of 513 million tons of plastic wind up in the ocean each year. [...]
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