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“With projects in several countries, the Travel Foundation has demonstrated clear results, and monitoring mechanisms towards advancing sustainable tourism.”

Helena Rey, Programme Officer, UN Environment

“I honestly believe that this is a great programme and will definitely impact positively the craft traders to maximise their profits.”

Natalie Ellis
Tourism Product Development Co, Jamaica
Talking about our Crafting Livelihoods project


“This project is very important to me because it has given me the opportunity to have something different to help me develop, as a woman and within my community and later to have products to sell which can provide me with an income to be able to help educate my daughters”

Araceli Costillo,Much Kaab, Mexico
Talking about our work supporting Mayan communities to earn a living from tourism

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 working in Montego Bay to increase the scale and spread of tourism revenue to local businesses and communities.

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Cabo Verde

In Cabo Verde we have set up a Destination Council, showing how local tourism stakeholders can work together to manage the impacts of tourism.

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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.


What can we do about Tourism’s Invisible Burden?

With the concept of the 'invisible burden' of tourism now out in the public domain, what can people who are engaged with these issues do as a next step?

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Pluto partners with the Travel Foundation

Travel insurance start-up Pluto, backed by insurance giant Zurich, is supporting leading sustainable tourism charity the Travel Foundation with a £1 donation for every policy it sells.

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Improving livelihoods in Turkey

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