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sustainable travel

How to Become a Sustainable Travel Hero

In the 1950s, before the advent of commercial jets, about 25 million people took international trips. Over the decades, this number has exploded to more than 1.3 billion tourists trekking the globe. Researchers project tourism will continue its upward trajectory, reaching three billion people by 2050.  While this is great for the tourism and hospitality industry, destinations are feeling the...

responsible tourism

Responsible Travel: The Changing Ethics of Voluntourism

Do you want to make the world a better place? Are you looking to impact local communities in positive, long-term ways through responsible travel? If so, that’s a worthy goal, and one we stand behind. But here’s the thing. Over the past decade, volunteer travel programs have grown exponentially. Voluntourism is now a multimillion-dollar business, and for every sustainable program,...

Empowering Entrepreneurial Dreams & Alleviating Poverty

Expanding Global CommUnity Impact Opportunities: Introducing Your Family Firsthand to the Power of Micro-Credit Loans In addition to our fully serviced itineraries that showcase the cultural highlights of our destinations, coupled with age-appropriate activities to keep little, big and grown kids engaged, we are excited to be offering in our 2019 itineraries opportunities to meet The Whole Planet community partners...

Family Vacations Ideal for the Most Demanding Travelers: Teens

ILLUSTRATION: FEDERICA DEL PROPOSTO OFF DUTY TRAVEL A travel company that organizes adventurous family trips aims to nudge kids out of their phone-clutching comfort zone By Donna Bulseco July 17, 2019 11:24 am ET, Wall Street Journal VACATIONS TO FAR-FLUNG destinations let families experience other cultures, but “expanding your horizons” can be a tough sell when your brood includes a...