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In the long term there is only sustainable tourism.

For people, for places, for those yet to come – support our work.

 

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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.

“Sustainable tourism is something the company is investing in both emotionally and financially, and we are glad have the experts at the Travel Foundation to guide us.”

Steve Byrne, CEO Travel Counsellors

 

“The Warm Welcome initiative is great for tourism in Jamaica, because it allows our individuals both directly and indirectly involved in tourism to feel a part of the product, to feel that tourism really does benefit them.’

Anna Reader, Product Quality Officer, Jamaica Tourism Product Development Co. 

 

“Our project with the Travel Foundation has taken an evidence-based approach to focus on the issues that really count both for tourism, and the people of Cabo Verde, to thrive.”

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

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

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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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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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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.

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Blue Wave success to be expanded in Turkey

Turkish Chamber of Shipping and TURMEPA to maximise the impact of Blue Wave, ensuring its legacy continues beyond The Travel Foundation's involvement.

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New campaign to support Cyprus in going plastic free

A new campaign backed by tourism businesses and local municipalities is aiming to eradicate single-use plastic from coastal areas – starting with the Ayia Napa, Protaras and the wider Famagusta...

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We have a new CEO!

Jeremy Sampson heads up the Travel Foundation as CEO from 16 September

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