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Climate action planning in the tourism industry
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How to engage and involve diverse groups in tourism planning

If Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) want to ensure a thriving future for tourism in their destination, they need to ensure that tourism is serving their communities, that any adverse impacts...

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Climate action planning in the tourism industry

A climate action plan can help to reduce emissions, save costs, enhance reputation, attract more customers, comply with regulations, and contribute to the global efforts to achieve the Paris Agreement...

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From planning to action – creating the right mindset for action

Tips from our recent webinar on how to foster a positive mindset, engage stakeholders and achieve executive-level a involvement in climate action.

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Jeremy Sampson

“Destinations are everyone’s business – they are the enterprises, the communal spaces, the public infrastructure, the culture and history, and the people that we all rely on, and protecting them for the long-haul must be a shared responsibility and industry priority.”

Jeremy Sampson, Travel Foundation CEO

Making a positive impact

Take a look at the latest destinations where our work is changing the impact of tourism

Climate action in the Netherlands

Supporting destinations in the Netherlands to build resilience and maximise the benefits of tourism for local communities, while helping to accelerate the travel and tourism sector’s pathway to a Net Zero future.

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Sustainability and resilience planning in British Columbia

We're providing training and mentoring opportunities to BC destinations with the aim of supporting a thriving future for tourism across the province.    

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Destination Stewardship Planning

We support Destination Management Organisations to answer some of the big questions about how tourism can best deliver both quality experiences for visitors and quality of life for residents, enabling them to create stronger, sustainable plans.

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Promoting low carbon travel in Gloucestershire and beyond

We're supporting GCRP to promote rail travel in Gloucestershire (UK) to showcase the potential impact and role of community rail partnerships for tourism.

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Decarbonising the Value Chain

Working with a major tour operator (The Travel Corporation) and a destination (Scotland) the Travel Foundation is developing a structured and facilitated process to better understand a company’s emissions at the destination level, and creating a collaborative action plan to reduce and avoid them.

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Roadmap to Destination Stewardship

In collaboration with easyJet holidays, we will bring together private, public and local community representation to establish a common set of priorities for tourism management and long-term resilience following the COVID-19 pandemic in five destinations.

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Big up Small Business

We're creating new opportunities for small business entrepreneurs in Jamaica, so that more people can benefit from tourism.

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Flavours from the Fields

TUI Care Foundation is helping rural communities in Turkey to benefit from tourism by selling locally made products to hotels, restaurants and gift shops.

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