Overseas, we set up and fund both environmental and livelihoods projects in many of the most popular holiday destinations.
Importantly, they are all countries and regions that receive a significant or growing number of tourists, which means that, in partnership with tourism businesses, suppliers and other stakeholders, we are able to influence the development of a more sustainable tourist destination.
The Travel Foundation also develops Green Business Tools, with the aim of changing industry practice, to help the tourism industry become a more sustainable one.
Through our projects we aim to...
- demonstrate the good the sustainable tourism can do
- ensure local people benefit economically
- develop close links between local suppliers and hoteliers / operators
- provide appropriate education and training wherever necessary
- protect the natural environment
- protect local culture and traditions
Projects are initiated in two ways: most are developed and implemented by our own teams in destination; some are managed through external organisations applying to the Travel Foundation's external grants scheme.
We think that our key themes are the key areas where sustainable tourism can make a difference.
In this section you'll also find the research documents that inform our work overseas and in the UK.
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We run projects that help local communities earn a living from tourism.
We run projects that help to protect the environment in popular holiday destinations.