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Cushioning the Blow

In short-stay accommodation, cushions are a big deal. They’re everywhere: on the lounge chair, on the beds, maybe even on the floor of your stay. Some hosts prefer them plumped, some chopped. And I have some bad news for you: they are problematic for the environment. Let’s look at the inside first – because that’s […]

Earth Overshoot Day and the consumption of setting up a stay

Have you heard of Earth Overshoot Day? It’s a day marked each year when humanity has used all the biological resources that Earth regenerates during the entire year. In other words, Earth Overshoot Day is when our consumption has exceeded the ability of the Earth to replenish itself. In 2022, Earth Overshoot Day was alarmingly […]

Why Sustainable Tourism?

So now that we know what sustainable tourism is, let’s take a look at the why. From bushfires to floods and damaging storms, we are already experiencing the devastating consequences of climate change. This has been a wake-up call for everyone, from individuals to whole industries. And like other sectors of the economy, the travel industry needs to do its part.

What is sustainable tourism?

When we think about sustainability, we usually automatically think of environmental sustainability. But sustainability encompasses much more than just protecting the physical environment.