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Connecting hoteliers to the future of hospitality: The mission of I Meet Hotel

Our founder and CEO Richard Lindberg is headed to Istanbul next week to participate in a conference conducted by I Meet Hotel. Richard will take part in the discussion on how the hospitality industry can lessen its environmental footprint. Of course, we were interested in knowing more about I Meet ...
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The most influential sustainable travel trends of 2019 (besides Greta Thunberg)

Whether you agree or disagree with Greta Thunberg, there’s hardly a chance you could have ignored her call to action this year. And if you did, US President Donald Trump made sure the teen and her message reached headlines. Greta’s environmental movement gathered steam in 2019 and her travels have ...
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What is slow travel? Why you should take a pause and experience your next trip through new eyes.

Photo by Homero Esparza Guillen from Pexels Traveling can be one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences, especially if done right.  Learning about new places, exploring cultures and meeting new people. But have you ever felt exhausted after returning from your trip? Have you felt that you need a ...
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sustainable business travel

3 ways to make business travel sustainable

In recent news, Hotelbeds, a travel tech company based out of Palma, Spain, and operating a hotel distribution platform, announced it has been certified for the second consecutive year as a Carbon Neutral Organisation by Carbon Fooprint Ltd. What can we learn from Hotelbeds about sustainable business travel? Given that ...
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5 ways you can help reduce over-tourism

So we’ve seen how over-tourism has been killing destinations across the world. One of our blog contributors, Silvija Rumiha, founder of Zero Waste Bali – Bali’s first zero waste bulk store - inspired us with her story on tackling the ill effects of over-tourism on the island. Silvia’s journey may seem ...
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Visit these Indian villages to get a feel of “Sustainability – the rural way”

For most part, travelers generally focus on cities and adjoining areas and often ignore what might truly reflect the culture and society of a country - the rural belt. Take India for example - think of a trip there and you’re wondering mainstream cities such as Mumbai or Delhi. Or, ...
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Don’t forget doing this on your next Overlanding trip

Our latest blog post is penned by Evelin Weiss from the team at OverlandSite. If you're keen on knowing more about overlanding or how you can make your trip a lot more environmentally friendly, read on. With great overlanding and extensive experience, the team at OverlandSite.com is amongst the best, promoting ...
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It’s “Midsommar”. Visit these places to experience the best of Sweden’s summer

Midsummer (Midsommar) is probably one of the most important holidays in the Swedish calendar. The holiday originates from agrarian times, where celebrations were held to welcome summer time and the season of fertility. Celebrations typically include large gatherings of family, lunches including pickled herring, boiled potatoes with fresh dill, a ...
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5 of the world’s least visited countries and why you should head there

We’ve all heard of overtourism and the ill effects it has had on destinations across the world. One of our featured posts with Silvija Rumiha, founder of Zero Waste Bali, highlighted the plastic problem the island of Bali has faced, a large part of it being the result of over-tourism ...
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Soul Travel Blog: Travels with conscience

Meet Ellie and Ravi, a British-Indian couple wandering the world and trying to make a positive difference along the way. Through their site, Soul Travel Blog, they share stories of mindful travel and the most inspiring sustainable travel projects they stumble upon along the way! Soul Travel Blog is an inspirational ...
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