These are verified tools and websites you can use on a regular basis to research destinations, book accommodation and local guided tours, find transportation deals, and support local businesses (while traveling or between trips). Whenever one of these tools and websites no longer meets the quality standards I expect from a sustainable tourism travel resource, they will be removed from this page. If one of these resources is marked with an asterisk (*), it means I’m part of their affiliate marketing program. If you choose to buy products or use the services through one of these links or banners, I receive a small commission but there is no extra charge for you.
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“Defined as a “green Airbnb” by newspapers and experts, Ecobnb is an innovative initiative in the field of tourism because it helps travelers interested in ecology to find selected green accommodations. At the same time, the initiative helps green accommodations to promote their environment’s choices to new selected guests. Ecobnb aims to change the way we travel, promoting a kind of tourism that respects nature, the economy and the local communities. Ecobnb is the first meeting point of responsible travels and eco-friendly accommodations.”
“Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site offering a comprehensive and free flight search service.”
Do your research on sustainable airlines before searching for cheap flights. The Skyscanner website allows you to search flights by airline and set up price alerts.
“We believe the spirit of train travel is about enjoying simple pleasures, respecting the environment and connecting to people, places, and cultures. It is the ease with which Rail Europe brings these together that creates a rewarding experience for both our customers and ourselves.”
“Based in NYC and founded in early 2015, visit.org is a technology platform for curated travel experiences offered by nonprofits around the globe. Travelers use visit.org to add half- to multi-day immersive experiences to their itinerary, and revenue from tours is then channeled back to the local community through the host organizations.”
Support Local Businesses
“Vayando promotes entrepreneurs motivated to share their livelihood practice, local trade, or micro-businesses with travelers. Our goal: Create economic opportunity for entrepreneurs while facilitating immersive experiences for travelers.”
“It’s our passion to discover extraordinary, useful finds from all over the globe and share them with you. Our shop features products sourced from direct relationships with artisans as well as vetted partner organizations. From Mexican woven baskets to Ghanaian coasters, each handcrafted good we share with you is remarkably distinct.”