Article by EUEI

Sustainability is at the forefront of many peoples minds, we want to make better decisions in order to limit the negative impact of our travel habits. According to a 2019 study by the leading travel booking platform nearly three quarters (72%) of travellers said that people must act now to save our planet.

We are much more aware of our impact and how this will influence future generations.

There are now several sites created which are dedicated to information sharing and booking possibilities for eco and sustainable tourism. See below:

Coral Road is a booking site for accommodation and hands-on activities in locations mainly throughout  India and Southeast Asia. Launched in Stockholm in 2017, there are now over 100 lodging properties listed. Coral Road is a platform that connects sustainable travel destinations with travelers who care about sustainability.

This site checks whether accommodations and tour companies have any sustainability certifications or awards for sustainability as formal evidence of sustainable practices. For example; looking at how energy-efficient equipment and lighting, recycling practices, water usage, and eco-friendliness such as solar power generation and sustainability initiatives are being undertaken.

Holiable is a startup launched in France in 2018.

With locations in Europe, Asia, Central American and Africa, Holiable can locate and book hotels, restaurants and activities that focus on sustainable efforts. The website is nice and stylish with emerald green theme colour and design. Although there is a limited number of Europe-centric listings, the charm is big – with unique properties in beautiful surroundings.

Positive Travel is a Swiss non-profit social enterprise founded in 2018. Their goal is to make travel more ethical and sustainable.

Positive Travel works with travel professionals and businesses to protect their destinations and raise traveler awareness by strengthening best practices that have a positive impact on the environment and society. The profits are donated for the Global Forest Fund, forest conservation and associated community projects.

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