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Our Work

  • Research and impact assessment

    We enable tourism destinations and tour operators to understand the profound impacts that tourism can have on holiday destinations, their communities and environments. Often, very little is known about these impacts, what they are and how to manage them effectively...

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  • Local product development

    Our aim is to enable small, local businesses to benefit from tourism, whilst also creating a more appealing, authentic destination offer. We work with small and micro enterprises, building local people’s skills and confidence to access the international tourism market...

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  • Environmental protection

    We work with tourism destinations and businesses to ensure natural resources and biodiversity are better protected through improved tourism practices. We have expertise and experience in: resource efficiency greening accommodations waste management sustainable beach management marine conservation improving wildlife tourism...

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  • Embedding sustainable ways of working

    We work with tourism businesses and destination authorities to enable them to change the way that they work, so that tourism has a more positive impact on local communities and the environment. We have expertise and experience in: creating best...

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Latest Destinations

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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Mexico

In Mexico we are working to help Maya communities develop sustainable products and services for the mainstream tourism supply chain.

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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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South Africa

In the Western Cape, we are supporting CapeNature to generate funds for conservation in a way that also brings socio-economic benefits.

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Jamaica

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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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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Destination Risk Profiling

Tourism development can lead to negative impacts on people and the environment in tourism destinations. In order to mitigate the risk of having a negative impact, we need to understand more about the risks associated with tourism.

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Carbon Reporting and Management Framework for Tourism Destinations

We're collaborating with Harvard's International Sustainable Tourism Initiative to develop tools that enable destinations to measure tourism's impact.

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Latest Updates

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What to do about overcrowded destinations

Tourism Leaders, we have a problem... If you have been watching the news, you will know that the people who live in Venice are saying they’ve had enough. We’re seeing...

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News

Signing up to sustainability

Today, a new Code of Conduct for excursion providers is being launched in Cabo Verde, thanks to a TUI Care Foundation project being delivered by the Travel Foundation.

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PRIZE DRAW: Win a hamper of incognito® all-natural mosquito-repelling goodies, worth over £100

The Travel Foundation is offering one lucky person the chance to win a hamper of all-natural mosquito-repelling goodies, worth over £100, which includes suncreams, shampoos, moisturizers, sprays, deodorants and more....

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