Ecotourism, Environment, Responsible tourism

What is Ecotourism?

Most people can deduce that ecotourism has to do with the conservation of the environment and its resources. But not everyone is aware of how accessible it is. So, in this post, we will explain the ins and outs of ecotourism. Additionally, we will provide some examples to help newbie and veteran ecotourists alike get inspiration for their next trip….

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London, Responsible tourism, Travel tips

5 Hidden Gems in London

Year after year, London is one of the most visited tourist destinations. And with good reason: from Big Ben to Kensington Palace, there are an impressive number of attractions. In fact, the number of foreign visitors to London in the last 3 months of 2016 surpassed 19 million, a record for the city. While visiting popular tourist sites might be…

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What is Sustainable Tourism & Why is it Important?

Buzzwords like ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable tourism’ can be opaque to the average person. If you’re confused, you’re not alone. Thankfully, the concept of sustainability is pretty easy to understand. In short, it all centers around sustaining resources or avoiding the depletion of resources — whether environmental, economic, or cultural. That said, sustainability can be seen across many sectors. There is sustainable fashion…

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Culture, Fun Facts, Human rights, Responsible tourism

How Social Impact Travel Supports Indigenous Peoples

There are 370 million indigenous peoples living around the world, representing 5,000 different cultures. According to the United Nations,  indigenous peoples are those who have “retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live.”  In fact, every August 9th the United Nation celebrates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples….

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Visitor Experience: Trekking Sapa, Vietnam & Making an Impact

After working for seven years in the corporate world, my boyfriend and I decided to take a break and travel to Asia — which led us to Sapa, Vietnam. Our Sapa, Vietnam Packing List We packed our bags, did research, and collected tips from friends and family — but the list was not yet complete. And then on my last…

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Fun Facts, Inspiration, Travel tips

5 Best Staycation Tips

Going on a vacation is one of the best ways to explore new places and have some time to relax. But, who says you need to travel the world to experience something new? That’s where a staycation comes in. A staycation allows you to enjoy all the benefits of a vacation without venturing too far from home. When is the…

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Inspiration, Responsible tourism

How One Visit.org Customer Made a Lasting Impact in Ethiopia

Retired American doctor, Peter Schwartz, was looking for a meaningful way to spend the free hours of his five-day stay Ethiopia. He had been invited to speak at a medical ethics conference, and wanted to interact with local culture in an immersive and authentic way. After some internet research, he stumbled upon Visit.org’s Addis Ababa Food Tour. The tour, like…

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ecuador, Fun Facts, Inspiration, Travel tips

Visit Ecuador: A Cheap and Easy Traveling Option for Friends

Oftentimes it’s hard to get a group of friends together or to even agree upon a place to go. Whether that be just for a dinner or a more daunting extravaganza: vacationing together. Picking a place that’s both cheap and convenient for everyone is a tough thing to do. But finding a destination that does just that is not impossible….

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Q & A with a Visit.org Ambassador: Lourdes Chuquipiondo

Lourdes Chuquipiondo, from Peru, is the founder of placeOK blog and one of our ambassadors. Let’s meet her!   When did the blog start, and how? We launched it in February 2013. We had the idea during a trip to Argentina to celebrate my sister’s 15th birthday. Walking through the Mar del Plata streets, my sister Nicola and I realised…

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