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Meet Bernanda Morales, a cultural leader keeping Costa Rica’s endangered Bribri culture alive

The Bribri leader explains how, in her village of Yorkin, just upriver from the Caribbean coast, she’s brought back the Bribri language from the brink of extinction, creating a sustainable tourism destination in the process.

How the travel industry can live up to the Glasgow Declaration

Following last year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland, AFAR asked thought leaders in travel how they plan to take action and create a more sustainable future.

On Smart Tourism: Interview Laura Garcia Castellano

After being named the world's first certified intelligent tourism destination in 2018, Benidorm experienced a sharp shock in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Electrifying Himalayan villages through sustainable tourism: Interview with Paras Loomba

High in the Himalayas, Paras Loomba the CEO, and founder of Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE) is a social entrepreneur providing clean solar energy and...

Sustainability is in the DNA of the company: Interview with Hans Lagerweij

Having recognised the negative effects of climate change on the environment, Hans Lagerweij from Albatros Expeditions explains the company's commitment to improving fuel efficiency...

Making the economic argument for sustainability: Interview with Tim O’Donoghue

Tim O’Donoghue is the Executive Director of the Riverwind Foundation. Tim provides training and technical assistance services for businesses, organisations, and destinations that wish...

Creating a positive social impact: Interview with Jessica Blotter, CEO & Co-Founder of Kind Traveler

Kind Traveler is the world’s 1st socially-conscious Give + Get hotel booking and education platform that empowers travellers to positively impact local communities and the destinations they visit. In this video interview, Anula Galewska speaks to co-founder Jessica Blotter about Kind Traveler’s niche approach to responsible travel, and the big impact small donations can have.

The importance of sustainable travel after the pandemic

The pandemic has focused attention on the negative impacts of travel, which resulted in the ‘coming back better’ movement. In this interview with Forbes, travel expert and writer Holly Tuppen talks about what this means in reality and how we can put it into practice, based on her own sustainable travel experiences.

Azerbijan Tourism Board on developing a sustainable destination during a pandemic

In this interview for Skift, Florian Sengstschmid, CEO of Azerbaijan Tourism Board, talks about how the DMO used the pandemic to develop a solid, sustainable tourism strategy and emerge as a safe destination, ready to back welcome travellers. Since Azerbaijan is not a mass tourism destination, he hopes it will be easier and safer for travellers to enjoy the country’s immersive experiences when the time is right.
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