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About Us

We work in partnership with businesses and governments so that tourism brings greater benefits for people and the environment. Our vision is for:

How we work

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An industry charity

The Travel Foundation was launched in 2003 with seed funding from UK government and industry and wider support from NGOs, academics and overseas bodies. Organisations across the industry came together for the first time to take action on sustainability.

Over the past 10 years – 2003 to 2013 – with the support of our partners we have raised over £10 million for sustainable tourism – thank you!

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Research and impact assessment

What are the social, economic and environmental effects of the tourism industry? Our research aims to understand the impacts of tourism on a destination and create benchmarks for measurable change.

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Our partnerships range from funding partnerships to strategic ones, with private companies, governments and NGOs. Find out more about how we develop our partnerships, and who we're working with.

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