Category: Social Entrepreneur

First Global Youth Tourism Summit launched

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili has joined the Minister of Tourism of Italy Massimo Garavaglia to officially launch the first Global Youth Tourism Summit.

How a County Clare community inspired sustainable tourism around the world

Made up of 62 tourism enterprises, from cheesemongers to carbon-neutral hotels, the Burren Ecotourism Network works to conserve the area through training, initiatives and a code of sustainable practices. The Network has now been awarded the ‘Green Light’ award for sustainability from

How a travel blogger built a community of Muslim travellers

Elena Nikolova converted to Islam in 2009. Four years later, she channelled her wanderlust into a new endeavour: helping other Muslims travel the world. Muslim Travel Girl is now one of the largest Muslim-friendly blogs in the West.

Tourists gone, Bali’s young entrepreneurs eye sustainable future

Young people on Indonesia’s famous resort island are finding new ways to make ends meet after the collapse of tourism. Ubud, Bali – When Made...

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.

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Hotel Verdant achieves renewable energy trifecta with wind, solar, and geothermal

Dominion Properties, developer of two LEED Platinum multifamily buildings in southeastern Wisconsin, has just achieved LEED Gold for its boutique Hotel Verdant that utilizes geothermal, solar and wind technologies—a renewable energy trifecta not found in any other U.S. hotel.