The Travel Foundation
The Travel Foundation cares for the people and places we all love to visit. Protecting the natural environment, traditions and culture - the things that make holidays special. And improving the well-being of destination communities - ensuring local families benefit fully from tourism and are happy to give visitors a warm welcome.
We are working closely with the UK travel industry to help companies take effective action on sustainable tourism - improving quality and keeping holidays special in to the future. And we are already changing lives for the better in destinations across the world ...
In Kenya, tourism is offering children a brighter future....Nataana is now able to go to school, because visitors are taking a new sustainable excursion to Enkerari village in the Maasai Mara. Income from tourists is being used to provide education for the children, as well as basic sanitation and running water. It is making an amazing difference to their lives ... and giving visitors an experience of a lifetime!
Sustainable excursions are offering fresh hope to 30 communities in Kenya and The Gambia, increasing earnings by up to 800%.
In Cyprus, were keeping life in the traditional villages.....Maria is opening a café because of new self-drive routes taking visitors in to the heart of the island. This is giving rural people a way to make a living through tourism and a reason to stay in the mountains. And giving visitors a whole new experience of an old favourite!
90 local communities and 118 businesses are now benefiting from sustainable tourism in Cyprus.
To find out much more, please visit www.makeholidaysgreener.org.uk or www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk and if you are working in travel, make sure you are up to speed by taking our on-line quiz at www.maketravelgreener.com - it takes just 30 minutes and will earn you points towards your professional development with ABTAs ATP.