Month: July 2018

5 trends pointing to the rise of Sustainable Tourism: transforming the travel industry

Last week we were featured in the 2018 Thought Leadership study from Impact Travel Alliance and Mandala Research. We are super excited to read that many of our own predictions and wishes are now starting to come true  – sustainable tourism is on the rise and will transform the travel industry. We would like to share some key takeaways, relevant to our perspective, from the report although we …

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Sharks face an unprecedented challenge for survival. Can Sustainable Shark Diving help?

This week marks the 30th year of the Discovery Channel phenomenon, Shark Week. Shark Week is an annual, week-long TV programming block featuring shark-based programming. Premiered in 1988, was originally devoted to conservation efforts and correcting misconceptions about sharks. How much of that have we achieved? In 2017, there were 88 reported unprovoked shark attacks and five fatalities worldwide, as per University of Florida International Shark …

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5 tips to travel sustainably

Over the last few months, we interacted with a host of bloggers from across the world striving to inspire a change in the way people travel. They’ve described their incredible journey to sustainability and shared some amazing tips to help people embark on a journeys sustainably. In this post, we collate some of the tips they’ve shared so you can …

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Featured destination: Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms, Nottingham

Despite its humble location, situated just a stone’s throw from a flyover on the A52, this Nottingham-based award-winning, two-Michelin star Restaurant Sat Bains has nurtured a consideration for sustainability over the years. Today it boasts of an urban garden which produces around 40% of its plants and herbs, thus reducing transport, packaging and oversupply to the restaurant. The green credentials of the restaurant …

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Featured destination: Cub and Super Lyan, London

Located at Hoxton Street in East London, Cub is a collaboration between the internationally acclaimed mixologists Ryan Chetiyawardana and the multi-award winning chef Douglas McMaster from Brighton’s zero-waste restaurant, Silo. The duo have come together to create a smart restaurant where food production goes beyond locality and seasonality, taking on entirely ‘closed-loop’ practices and upcycling ingredients normally discarded. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Cub is built on a simple premise …

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Mama Eco: Your resource for simple solutions to Sustainability

Shannon Kenny founded MAMA ECO, driven by a desire to leave the planet in a better state than how she found it. With climate change knocking at our door, plastic waste enveloping our oceans, and an alarming increase in food-related health issues, she’s hoping all acknowledge that we are part of the problem and can choose to be part of the solution. I truly believe …

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Sustainable Jungle: Creating a place to galvanize positive change in the world

Continuing our blog series featuring bloggers from across the world, striving to make an impact, we meet up with Lyall and Joy behind Sustainable Jungle. Sustainable Jungle showcases all things sustainable and ethical, from travel and lifestyle to beauty and fashion. They are aiming to create a place to encourage and galvanize positive change in the world. Read on as they share their personal story and some essential …

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Featured Project: Self-sustaining Biodomes in UAE

By 2021 United Arab Emirates is expected to attract 45 million visitors, some of which will be looking to visit UAE’s stunning mountains. Yet uncontrolled conventional tourism causes harm to these natural areas, by putting excess pressure which can lead to impacts such as increased pollution, soil erosion, loss of natural habitats and endangered species. The recently launched Biodomes project …

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