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We work for a world where tourism brings greater benefits for people and the environment in destinations.

How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support The Travel Foundation. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to              The Travel Foundation and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit thetravelfoundation.org.uk to sign up to newsletters, and follow the
    Travel Foundation social media pages, and help spread the word.
How You Can Help
How You Can Help
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support The Travel Foundation. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to              The Travel Foundation and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit thetravelfoundation.org.uk to sign up to newsletters, and follow the
    Travel Foundation social media pages, and help spread the word.
  1. Simply book your next holiday with Charitable Travel and tell us you want to support The Travel Foundation. The charity will then benefit from the free donation you can make as part of the booking process. To read more about how this works, head to our ‘About Us‘ page.
  2. If you want to make a donation to              The Travel Foundation and you are not booking a holiday, click here to visit their website.
  3. Visit thetravelfoundation.org.uk to sign up to newsletters, and follow the
    Travel Foundation social media pages, and help spread the word.

Tourism is at a crossroads

The COVID-19 crisis has put the global tourism industry on pause and has brought about implications that are as-yet hard to describe or fully comprehend. While this hiatus has already caused huge economic damage, the tourism sector is beginning to realise that a return to ‘business as usual’ may not be entirely desirable, providing a unique opportunity to reset tourism and fix some of the systematic cracks that have prevented destinations generating a positive net impact for their communities, despite many years of growth. 

Although there has been much discussion about how to turn this crisis into an opportunity, the unparalleled situation makes it challenging for destinations to design adequate responses. Without collaborative frameworks in place to guide market reactivation and develop common measures of success, destination systems could fall naturally inevitably back towards old ways, reactivating the visible and invisible threats of unmanaged growth. 

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It will be critical for destinations to work very closely with stakeholders of all kinds to make the first quick wins as the market starts to reopen, and develop shared frameworks for recovery and positive path forward. 

How is the Travel Foundation supporting destinations at this critical time?

As a leading global charity, focused on tourism impact, the Travel Foundation has been advocating for ‘smart recovery’, and developing the partnerships, guidance, tools, initiatives and frameworks needed to support destinations to leverage of this unexpected and unwelcome crisis and utilise their limited resources to start working positively towards a new and better ‘normal’.  

 

Some examples of our work supporting smart recovery

The Future of Tourism Coalition is a collaboration of six global tourism non-governmental organisations, that have come together to stand united in an appeal for change. We have developed 13 guiding principles for what the future of tourism should and could look like, so far collecting almost 300 signatories who support our vision - including hotel groups, tour operators and destinations.
We have supported several destinations through the application of a recovery strategy planning framework we developed to help ensure communities, environments and natural resources are prioritised as an integral part of tourism recovery.
We have also announced a number of global partnerships with organisations in places as diverse as the Pacific, Central America and the Eastern Mediterranean, where we will bring together international and regional perspectives, networks, tools, knowledge and expertise to design and deliver initiatives to help destinations achieve ‘smart recovery’.
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More about the Travel Foundation

Founded in 2003, the Travel Foundation is a global charity, headquartered in Bristol, UK. Its vision is of a world where tourism provides the greatest benefits for destinations, so that their communities and environments can thrive. 

It bridges the gap between travel companies, the public sector, local agencies, communities and NGOs, uniting and supporting them to develop and manage better-balanced tourism economies. The Travel Foundation exists to help its partners accelerate the recovery and transition towards a new (and much-needed) tourism models. 

The Travel Foundation offers training, facilitation and engagement, research, project design and delivery, and technical assistance and guidance to support destination organisations and companies to come together to: 

  • Plan, develop and govern tourism with destination needs at the heart
  • Develop innovative, market-ready products that support local livelihoods.

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The Travel Foundation, The CREATE Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN

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