Rethinking travel and tourism for a sustainable future.

We are bringing tourism organisations together to build back better.

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For tourism that benefits local people and protects the environment

We are an international sustainable tourism charity. Find out what we do.

“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

 

“We had a great experience working with TUI Care Foundation and the Travel Foundation, improving marketing and presentation of the restaurant, as well as providing a more tailored approach to our customers.”

Stipe Morović, Owner of Kanoba Turan Restaurant, Igrane, Croatia

Making a positive impact

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

Tenerife

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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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Croatia

In Croatia we're working to show that resort development can take place in an integrated and collaborative way so it creates a positive relationship with local communities.

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Turkey

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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Jamaica

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

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Cyprus

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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Inclusive Tourism in Croatia and Montenegro

This project, one of several funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), is supporting certain Mediterranean countries and their hospitality operators to create a more inclusive form of tourism.

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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

Phase one of this project, funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and supported by the Travel Foundation, aims to develop stronger supply links between local producers of food and handicraft products and tourism business operators in several countries including Croatia, Greece and Montenegro.

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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.

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Step by step framework for sustainable tourism development

New handbook for Sustainable Tourism Implementation in Europe

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Jamaica: Five top tips to improve your marketing for a strong recovery

Tips for small tourism businesses in Jamaica from our new marketing guide.

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Travel Foundation welcomes five new trustees – and new perspectives

Five new trustees join the existing seven board members

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