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Travel Foundation drives action on plastic pollution with launch of the ‘Global Tourism Plastics Initiative’
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“The great thing about working together with Travel Foundation is that they are passionate and focused about creating better holidays, places and experience and how they integrate this into their projects.”

Gerben Hardeman, Manager Sustainable Tourism for ANVR

“With their local teams on the ground, organisations like the Travel Foundation can be a bridge between destinations and the travel industry.”

Thomas Ellerbeck, TUI Care Foundation Chairman of the Board of Trustees


Making a positive impact

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


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Saint Lucia

Environmental protection and marine conservation projects on a small developing island nation which depends on the tourism industry.

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In Turkey we're working with destination partners to help identify ways to preserve the natural resources of Fethiye and the surrounding region whilst continuing to provide economic benefits.

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We are supporting small businesses to access the tourism market, helping to spread the economic benefits of tourism locally.

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We have begun working in Cyprus as part of an initiative with TUI Care Foundation which aims to bring tourism businesses, visitors and residents together and reduce consumption of single-use plastics.

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Keep Our Sand and Sea Plastic-free

This brand new project will focus on reducing the amount of single-use plastics waste generated and discarded in resort, on the beaches and in the ocean, as well as promoting recycling.

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Mapping Supply and Demand Potential for 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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Finding the Optimum Tourism Mix

The Travel Foundation is undertaking research into the value of different tourism markets to a destination.

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Lionfish on the menu

Our goal is to contribute to the eradication of the invasive lionfish species, supporting the conservation of native reef fish stocks around Saint Lucia.

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International Climate Initiative – Transforming Tourism Value Chains

This project will find ways to reduce the pollution and waste created by tourism, and make it a more efficient industry in terms of water, energy and land use.

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Latest Updates

Read about the work we are doing with the communities, protecting the environment and raising awareness in the tourism industry.


Guidebook to help Turkish farmers published

The project team recently released a 'Good Agricultural Practices Guidebook' to encourage farmers to adopt sustainable farming practices as part of the Flavours from the Fields project.

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DestiMed Plus brings partners together to protect areas of the Mediterranean

The Travel Foundation are attending DestiMED PLUS project's kick-off event this week in Malaga, Spain.

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Notes from an Atlantic Archipelago

I found myself heading to an island with more cows than people, on a flight containing more sustainable tourism experts than tourists…

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