How YOU can Improve Lives and Protect Destinations during Your Travels
It just got a lot easier to learn how to travel better
Travel and tourism is the largest, most diverse global industry. Representing 10% of Global GDP and employing 1 in 11 people on the planet, the industry touches an incredible number of environments, lives, and communities in all corners of the globe.
One of the most remarkable aspects of travel is that each new adventure represents an opportunity for individuals to help these people and places. With over 1 billion people traveling every year, that is 1 billion opportunities to make a positive difference.
Unfortunately, travel and tourism doesn’t always leave behind a positive impact. During your travels, you’ve likely witnessed, in one way or another, how tourism can cause damage to ecosystems and communities. These experiences can leave us feeling helpless and wondering what we can do. How can YOU as a traveler take responsibility to ensure that you’re positively impacting the destinations you visit?
Be a Better Traveler
We know that travelers want to make a difference, but we also realize that it can sometimes be difficult to know what the best travel choices are. That’s why +SocialGood is partnering with Sustainable Travel International to give you complimentary access to Travel Better. This online community and interactive training course is for travelers who want to learn how to travel better, share their experiences, exchange tips and ideas, and receive exclusive benefits.
Join a Global Community of Travelers Committed to Making a Difference
Getting involved in the Travel Better community is easy and free! Here’s how to get started:
1. Head over to travelbetterclub.org
2. Fill out the registration form. To waive the enrollment fee, just enter the coupon code “iTravelBetter”
3. Complete the 30 minute online training course. The Travel Better training will take you on an interactive sustainable travel journey, from packing your bags to returning home. Along the way, you’ll receive tips and advice to help you make better travel choices that support local communities, prevent harm to environments and wildlife, and are respectful of people and cultures.
Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll receive a personalized Travel Better certificate as well as access to the online community. You will also receive special benefits, including discounts on tours, hotels, travel gear, passport processing, and more!
We hope your Travel Better journey leaves you feeling empowered and inspired to take action and share your travel experiences with others!
About Sustainable Travel International
Sustainable Travel International is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of people around the world and the environments they rely upon. By leveraging the power of travel and tourism and providing business and government leaders with the guidance, policies and solutions they need, we aim to ensure that the communities they’re engaged in thrive and their environments are healthy for future generations.
Written for the +SocialGood blog by Sustainable Travel International.