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We are an international sustainable tourism organisation

dedicated to ensuring that tourism has a positive impact on destinations.

Jeremy Sampson

“Climate, community, equity, they’re 100 percent linked and none of them can be achieved without the other. What we’re really talking about is a whole new model of tourism consumption and production that will drive us forward and this kind of model requires that we don’t just look at this through our limited perspectives.”

Jeremy Sampson, Travel Foundation CEO

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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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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Destination Net Zero Pilots

With these two related initiatives, the Travel Foundation is supporting Scotland to be a leading destination in terms of climate action planning.

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Recovery training, California

We partnered with Visit California to deliver a programme of training tailored to Destination Management Organisations (DMOs), along with a “How-To” guide to help destinations rebuild in a responsible, data-driven way with more resilience.

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Inclusive Tourism in the Med

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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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

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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Transforming 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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Why is Tourism Inequitable?

Why is tourism such a mixed blessing? Why are Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs) becoming Destination Management Organisations? A large number of international arrivals can enrich some groups, but cause problems...

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Finding the right balance as tourism recovers

As borders re-open and tourists regain their confidence, is the challenge of overtourism returning and if so, what can we do about it?

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Coming soon: Cornell University ‘Sustainable Management of Tourism Destinations’ Online Course Program, in partnership with the Travel Foundation

We're collaborating with Cornell University to bring a new kind of course to tourism professionals.  

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