Permaculture, Surfing, and Slow Living at Ngalung Kalla: Life on Indonesia’s ‘Forgotten Island’
Worlds away from the swarming beaches of Bali, in Indonesia’s remote East Nusa Tenggara, lies the island of Sumba, fittingly dubbed the ‘forgotten island’. World-class surf, a strong Austronesian and Melanesian cultural identity of intrepid seafaring people, and untouched foliage make Sumba one of the last frontiers of true South East Asian wilderness.
How to Combine Travel and Philanthropy, a Lesson From Jamaica
Committed to responsible travel since its opening in 1994, the boutique Rockhouse Hotel sits on Jamaica’s glistening Negril coast. It’s perched atop cliffs overlooking the aptly-named Pristine Cove, the same cliffs enjoyed by Bob Marley and The Rolling Stones in the 70s.
The Rise of Regenerative Hospitality
“Regeneration” is going to be one of the main keywords of 2023. Within the rise of the regenerative economy, Regenerative Hospitality is predicted to have a dramatic impact on the industry. We hear from Dr Alessandro Inversini, Associate Professor in Marketing at EHL Hospitality Business School, who discusses his research and findings in the field of Regenerative Hospitality.
Looking Back on 2022 with Regenerative Travel
From engaging events to informative content, insightful resources and inspiring in-person connections, 2022 has been a fruitful year for Regenerative Travel. We’re grateful for our community and to be able to facilitate and support the important work taking place to transform the travel industry. It’s no longer enough to do less harm; we have to […]
The Secret To Ethical Tourism: Bravery, Humility and Accountability, Reveals Eaton D.C. Director of Impact, Katie Petitt
Though fair trade-certified coffee sounds nice, purchasing it ultimately does little to dismantle the rampant exploitation which made it necessary in the first place. As phrased by researcher Jo Littler, ethical purchases can often serve as a “panacea for middle-class guilt” – a status symbol, and means of reassuring oneself that even though the coffee industry as a whole is fraught with issues of child labor and deforestation, at least *I’m* not contributing to the problem.
The Sun Sets on Egypt: A Climate Leader’s Journey with Regenerative Retreats at COP27
The 27th annual UN Climate Summit—known as COP27—concluded this past Friday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. World leaders converged on the Red Sea resort to discuss increasingly dire natural disasters, the war in Ukraine, climate reparations, and how best to accelerate the transition to net zero.
COP27: The Path To Uniting The Travel Industry For Urgent Climate Action With Jeremy Smith of Tourism Declares A Climate Emergency
“We need to speed up everything good that is happening, not pat ourselves on the back for finally having the conversations.” –Jeremy Smith, Co-Founder, Tourism Declares A Climate Emergency Presented by: One year after the official launch of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism, and 30 years since the adoption of the larger […]
How To Have Immersive Wildlife Encounters That Honor Both Creature and Habitat
In August 2019, a global cohort of scientists, philosophers, veterinarians, tourism operators and animal rights activists gathered in Sweden to discuss the ethics of animal tourism. The topics ranged from wildlife safaris to cat cafes, from cultural relativism to sustainable certifications, and culminated in an interdisciplinary collection of guidelines for industry reform.
Dominican Republic Commits To Protecting 30% Of Its Marine Environments By 2030
At the United Nations Ocean Conference held in Lisbon last month, the Dominican Republic announced plans to expand its protected marine areas to 30% by 2030.As part of the United Nation’s 30×30 movement, this commitment will help the Dominican government direct critical resources toward protecting the country’s unique ocean ecosystems.