The Travel Foundation

Welcome to the Travel Foundation website

The Travel Foundation is an independent charity working with the travel industry towards a sustainable future.

For businesses, sustainable tourism...

What is sustainable tourism?

Sustainable tourism protects and enhances the environment and improves the well-being of destination communities, as well as the holiday experience for visitors.

Put simply, sustainable tourism means holidays that are good for local communities, the environment, holidaymakers and tourism businesses.

Our latest news and events

  • Professor Harold Goodwin appointed to Board 29 Jun 2015

    Eminent responsible tourism expert Harold Goodwin last week joined the Travel Foundation as a trustee, following unanimous approval from the...

  • We’re recruiting! 26 Jun 2015

    We are currently recruiting for the following positions:   Job title: Destinations Programme Manager Responsible to: Head of Research and Development Responsible for: Destinations...

  • Tourism sector must consider ‘bigger picture’ impacts 25 Jun 2015

    ...finds groundbreaking new study.   New research by the Travel Foundation and PwC on the impact of TUI Group's tourism operations in...

  • How to spot an authentic product 17 Jun 2015

    A new scheme is being rolled out to help tourists identify authentic Cypriot experiences, and help businesses successfully market themselves...

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Green business tools

Not sure where to start with sustainable tourism? Use our free tools to green your business today.

Our overseas projects

We run environmental & livelihoods projects overseas to demonstrate how sustainable tourism can work.

Are you a holidaymaker?

Visit Make Holidays Greener for more information.