Aviation Carbon Reduction Scheme: Set to Fail?

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) heralded the agreement in October, of a new global market-based measure to control carbon emissions from international aviation, as an ‘historic agreement’. But will it make a difference to global climate change and deliver real carbon savings? I decided to take a closer look at the new Aviation Carbon Reduction Scheme…

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Redefine Tourism: Travel Bloggers Respond

In September, I joined the World Travel & Tourism Council in appealing to travellers and the tourism industry to join a conversation about how we can redefine tourism, to ensure it is sustainable both now and in the future. I was overwhelmed by the response I received, but it also got me thinking. Would anyone really change their travel behaviour as a result of reading my post? So, I challenged six of my favourite travel bloggers to tell me how they plan to help redefine tourism in future…

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Essential Strasbourg City Guide

Strasbourg is a city steeped in history and cultural diversity. Located in a strategic position in Europe, it has a long history of occupation and was most recently annexed to Germany in 1940. Liberated in 1944, Alsace was returned to France and Strasbourg became a symbol of reconciliation between the two countries. It is no wonder the city is so unique, with hints of its diverse history everywhere. To help you make the most of a short break in the city, I’ve put together my Essential Strasbourg City Guide…

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Discover the Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg

Have you ever visited a place on your travels and immediately felt close to a loved one who is no longer with us? A wonderful feeling that comes from sharing a love that endures from beyond the grave; reignited by a sense of place, a sound, a smell or a particular experience. That’s how I felt when I visited the historic wine cellar of Strasbourg hospital…

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A Strasbourg Discovery Tour with Social Impact

When I travel I try to ensure the activities I enjoy have a positive social impact, so last week I joined the Strasbourg Discovery Tour: Local Art & Culture through Visit.Org to get an introduction to the work of local Alsatian artisans, gain insight into the city’s unique history and culture, and provide a community benefit.

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Five reasons to travel to Brussels by Eurostar

Last week the news broke that Eurostar could cut train services and staff due to the ‘challenging environment’ following the UK’s EU referendum vote. I’m a huge fan of the Eurostar as an alternative to air travel, and couldn’t help thinking this could be a retrograde step for sustainable travel. So I decided to highlight my top five reasons to travel to Brussels by Eurostar…

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Visit.org: Travel with positive social impact

If you’re looking for travel options that are a little bit different, and offer an immersive, authentic and impactful experience, it can be hard to know where to start. But there is an online platform for engaging with not-for-profit and other community organisations that will help you find the right opportunity. Earlier this year I became a Visit.Org ambassador and I’d like to introduce you to some of the opportunities to travel with positive social impact that you can access through the Visit.Org site…

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Cadbury World: A legacy of more than chocolate

One of the ways you can make your travel more sustainable is to get the most out of every journey you make. So with a morning to spare before I caught the train home from a recent trip to Birmingham, I decided to drop in at Cadbury World where I discovered the legacy of the Cadbury Family is about more than just chocolate….

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Will you help redefine tourism?

One of my greatest pleasures is travel. It has helped make me who I am; a global citizen, open and tolerant to difference (I hope). It has helped me to cope with bereavement and divorce, made me more compassionate, and inspired a career dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment. But as an environmental practitioner I face a significant dilemma about travel – I am passionate about wanting to explore the world but increasingly concerned about the impact of tourism. That’s why I’m reaching out to you today to ask you to join a conversation about how we can redefine tourism …

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