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Authenticity is the key to success in sustainable travel 

Let me say this right off the bat – travel and tourism is going through a sustainability revolution. It’s not about if or even when. It’s already happening and corona has just accelerated the transition. This post will go over what should be a basic truth but everything bears repeating. And you will not profit from the transition to sustainability unless you get …

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The powerful promise of new hospitality partnerships

areThe coronavirus forces businesses to shut down and greatly affects the hospitality and tourism industries. Companies are showing their resilience through new hospitality partnerships and inviting consumers to adapt. Restaurants and coffee shops set up delivery services, introduced gift cards and vouchers. All to encourage customer spending and to ensure visits for when the crisis calms down. Tour operators, airlines and hotels also …

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3 ways to help the tourism industry during the coronavirus crisis

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having unprecedented consequences worldwide and it’s no surprise that the hardest hit industries are the tourism and hospitality industries. It’s hard to see the world’s most lively places deserted as people are asked to stay confined. Shops, hotels and tourist attractions are closing down, global travel is almost at a standstill and many jobs are likely to be …

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The sustainability-conscious hospitality event you need to know about

After a successful event in Istanbul last month, One Planet Rating founder and CEO Richard Lindberg is headed to Amsterdam in March to attend a conference, conducted by I Meet Hotel, as a panelist. Richard is participating in the discussion on how the hospitality industry can up their game in the sustainability race. Krakow-based organization I Meet Hotel, the organizers behind the conference, …

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The most influential sustainable tourism trends of 2019

Whether you agree or disagree with her, there’s hardly a chance you could have ignored Greta Thunberg 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 and calls to actions have inspired many to adopt sustainable tourism in the past year. Here are …

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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 month to participate in a conference conducted by I Meet Hotel. Richard is participating in the discussion on how the hospitality industry can lessen its environmental footprint. We were interested in getting to know I Meet Hotel, the organizers behind the conference. As it prepares to host its third event, …

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Meet Blue Ollis, the blogger and YouTuber promoting intentional living

Meet Blue Ollis. A keen advocate of living sustainably and cruelty-free, Blue is a UK based blogger and YouTuber sharing her journey through veganism, sustainability, zero-waste, minimalism and holistic wellness. My journey and interest in opting for this lifestyle It hasn’t felt like a conscious effort as living sustainably seems to be the obvious choice when the other option is to live in a way that harms our …

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Deer Traveler: Discovering the world needs a ‘love for life’

In our latest blog, we meet  the young traveler couple Zsuzsi and Dante. While Zsuzsi hails from a small town called Komárom in Slovakia, Dante was born in what he calls one of the most colorful countries of the world, Mexico. As fate would have it they met during an exchange semester in the city of Riga (read on to see what they recommend for travelers …

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Let’s Ride: Cycling together to ‘Share the miles’

Our previous blog post detailed one of the best ways you could explore a place – walking. A close second would have to be cycling. We recently met up with the HSBC UK Participation Programmes Officer at Scottish Cycling Melanie Toner. Melanie supports the development of the Let’s Ride programmes in Scotland – Breeze and Ride Social. Breeze supports more women to …

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The Wise Travellers: Sharing a mindful way of travel

Meet Tiago and Sandrina in our latest post. Tiago is a web designer and videographer and Sandrina a writer and photographer from Portugal. Their love for travel and nature, an eagerness to know other countries and other cultures, drove them to create something mindful – a platform to raise awareness of people of the environment and promote responsible ways of travel. So future generations can enjoy our planet …

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