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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 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

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

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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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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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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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Latest Updates

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


Turning rubbish into cash

The Travel Foundation is currently undertaking a feasibility study into whether local people in Cabo Verde could make a living from recycling the waste products from hotels.

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A spotlight on Project Biodiversity

Our partner, Project Biodiverity, is helping us raise environmental awareness and supporting sustainable practices for tourism in Cabo Verde. Executive Director, Berta Renom tells us more about their involvement and...

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It’s easy with the right equipment

As part of our Lionfish on the Menu project, we've finished equipping sixty fishers with what they need to easily catch and process the species.

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