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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 ways to travel in the past year. …

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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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Featured Destination: Nine Lives Bar, London

Last summer 2017, renowned drinks agency Sweet & Chilli launched the bar, Nine Lives in London. Set in a Victorian basement close to London Bridge, Nine Lives has brought some much-needed cocktail culture to the foodie district of Bermondsey Street, SE1. Driven by an ethos to ‘do some good in this world’, the brand’s aiming to bring sustainability to the bar business in general. …

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The Perennial, San Francisco: A restaurant fighting climate change

Started in January 2016, restaurant and bar, The Perennial in San Francisco, USA was setup with a mission to chart a more sustainable path for the restaurant industry. Over the last two years, it has continued on this path, underlining the message that the key to addressing – or even reversing – climate change lies in food system reform. As Co-founder, Karen Leibowitz shares, …

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Can a sporting mega-event be Sustainable? A closer look at the FIFA World Cup

With the PyeongChang Winter Olympics just over, what is the next big event for sports fans to look forward to? For many the answer is clear. It’s the FIFA World Cup which will take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15 this year. Being the biggest single-sport competition in the world, it requires careful planning and allocation of massive …

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