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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 holidays we will crave when travel resumes

When will travel resume? Will it ever return to what it once was? We have so many questions and there are so many unknowns right now. What is clear, though, is that the crisis is forcing a change and while it is fresh in our memories, we will crave different kinds of holidays. This is not necessarily bad news. In fact, on Earth Day last …

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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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I Like Local: Travel your way. Support their way

Meet Sanne Meijboom. An avid traveler, a passion for other cultures and the desire to create a social impact drove her to quit her full time job and launch I Like Local. I Like Local is an impact travel marketplace that provides travelers the opportunity to book authentic travel experiences from and with local people in Asia and Africa. The goal is to provide local …

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Pianosa: An Italian Island from the Palaeolithic Age, now a Natural Park maintained by detainees

Clicca qui per la versione in Italiano: Pianosa: un’isola del Paleolitico, oggi Parco Naturale mantenuto da detenuti Meet Mauro Mazzei Braschi, co-founder of the non-profit organization that works hard with passion to share over 10 000 years of Pianosa’s history with the island’s visitors. The members of the Association also share their memories as Pianosini (inhabitants of Pianosa), …

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