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How Your Bucket-list Himalayan Expedition Can Make a Positive Impact

In some of the most remote places on Earth, conscientious companies are putting tourism dollars to good use.

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Hotels & Resorts

Let Us Now Appreciate These Hotels Eliminating Food Waste in Cool Ways

High-end hotels are installing high-tech solutions to make their kitchens—and our meals—more sustainable.

Hotels & Resorts

What Is Regenerative Travel and How Do You Do It?

These are some of the best luxe experiences that help us give back to the places we visit.

Hotels & Resorts

This Might Be the Most Sustainable Uber-Luxe Whole-Island Buy-Out in the World

Who’s in to visit Kokomo Island Private Resort in Fiji?

The Gibbon Experience

Tips & News

5 of Our Favorite Green Travel Experiences in Asia to Celebrate Earth Day

From flying through treetops to indigenous immersions, these are some of Southeast Asia’s shining stars that put sustainability at their heart. In honor of Earth Day, plan your next trip to make a difference.

Hotels & Resorts

How This Hotel Helped the Hawaii of China Get a Whole Lot Greener

If you haven’t heard of 1 Hotels, get your green flags waving. This extra-eco, uber-luxury brand has just opened in Hainan, China.

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5 Ways to Know If Your Sunscreen Is Killing Coral Reefs — and the Brands to Try Instead

You’ll want to stock up on these sunscreens this summer.

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4 Impact-driven Hotels and Hospitality Brands

These Global Vision Awards honorees are setting a new standard in the industry — caring for their staff, for their communities and for the environment.

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These 2 India-based NGOs Are Saving Tigers, Empowering Villagers and Helping Travelers with Disabilities See the World

When travel is used as a force for good, it can help provide economic empowerment to communities around the world by creating jobs that pay living wages while preserving traditions at risk of being lost.

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How Two Safari Destinations Are Helping the World Better Understand Pangolins

It may not be one of the Big Five, but the often-overlooked pangolin is attracting growing interest from safari-goers. One wildlife lover shadows researchers in South Africa to learn why.

Hotels & Resorts

This Indonesian Resort Has a Horse Retirement Plan

What screams ‘cinematic vacation’ more than horseback riding down a beautiful beach? Nihi Sumba has a stable of rescue ponies.

Food & Drink

6 of Singapore’s Most Mindful Meals to Eat Now

From climate change to community, these Singapore restaurants are tackling the big issues by supercharging our diets with healthier, eco-friendly, morally minded meals. They’re also delish.

Hotels & Resorts

5 Eco Bathroom Amenities You Definitely Want to Steal

From handmade locally to organic vegan, these green hotel toiletries come in recyclable or repurposed packages that’ll look great in your Dopp kit. Stealing has never felt so good.

Tips & News

3 Collectives Working to Make Travel More Sustainable and Inclusive

These Global Vision Awards honorees are collectives that prove the tremendous value in working together to improve the travel industry.

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These are 3 of the World’s Most Visionary Private-Island Resorts

In Fiji, French Polynesia and Madagascar, remote nature, conservation and luxury intersect to bring us back to what’s important. These resorts each have their own foundations dedicated to doing serious good.

Tips & News

Announcing the T+L Global Vision Awards 2021—3 Countries Leading in Sustainable Tourism

The Global Vision Awards honor people, places and organizations making travel greener and more socially responsible.

Food & Drink

This Company is Hoping to Insert Insects into our Diets

Picture it: you’ll finish that sweaty workout with a satisfying slug of… bug juice?

Hotels & Resorts

This Luxury Hotel Is Turning Kitchen Excess to Healthy Meals and Bottle Caps to Prosthetic Limbs

Did you know that one of the most luxurious hotels in Bangkok is also one of its most conscientious? Here’s Capella’s blueprint for a green, clean, feel-good urban resort.

Tips & News

Even the Glass is Greener This St. Patrick’s Day

In honor of the Emerald Isle, we raise a toast to the greenest, most conscientious brewers in our region. Because what’s St. Patrick’s Day without green beer?

Hotels & Resorts

This Luxury Holiday Home Made of Hemp Is So Sustainable It’s Going to Be Carbon Negative

Why we’re green with envy at vacationers booking this uber-luxe, uber-green hempcrete beach villa in Australia.

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5 Eco-Friendly Travel Products for Your Next Trip

From bespoke skincare to upcycled backpacks, these sustainable Southeast Asian brands make it easy to be green.

Hotels & Resorts

Why Biophilic Hotel Design Is So Hot Right Now

Have you seen the Green Wall of Singapore? The new Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay is the latest lush example of biophilic hotels, designed to immerse us in nature inside and out.

Inspiration

Thousands of Dolphins ‘Stampede’ Off the Coast of California — Watch the Incredible Video

One lucky group of whale watchers crossed paths with a pod of dolphins stampeding right next to their boat in Newport Beach, California.

Food & Drink

6 Plant-Powered Recipes from Hong Kong’s Top Kitchens

We asked chefs to share their delicious vegetarian recipes for you to make at home.

Food & Drink

7 of the Most Scrumptious Plant-Based Meals in Hong Kong

These Hong Kong restaurants are tempting our tummies with delicious new veggie menus. Consider this your kale to action.

Inspiration

Why You Should Plan Your Next Trip to Japan Around One of Its 72 Microseasons

Whether it’s when the irises open, the tomatoes are hung, the manatees migrate or the lobsters lose their shells — to everything there is a season. Japan might be the most poetic, but Adam H. Graham finds microseasons enrich your travels everywhere.

Tips & News

Meet the New Plant-Based Pork That’s Beyond Beyond Meat

Karana is producing ‘pork’ out of jackfruit from Sri Lanka and Singapore’s top chefs are eating it up. We taste-tested them all.

Culture

5 Phenomenal Animal Encounters to Commemorate World Wildlife Day

Cambodia is home to a unique wealth of wildlife. Here’s how you can help some of the country’s cuddly – and not so cuddly – creatures in need.

Food & Drink

Drink Green: These Are the Most Sustainable Bars in Southeast Asia

These bars reduce, reuse and recycle, plus replant the rainforest on the path to delicious drinks. Here are a few lessons in eco-mixology, complete with climate-conscious cocktail recipes.

Tips & News

We’re Going All Green, All March. Introducing: The T+L Asia Green Edit

We’re dedicating this month to environmentally responsible travel and leisure. First up, a primer on the 7 key signs of a sustainable hotel.

Sowing the Seeds of a Greener Future

Hospitality giant InterContinental Hotels Group wants sustainability to be more than a buzzword. Here, a look at the ambitious strides it’s taking to make an impact.

Hotels & Resorts

This Hotel Chain Has Gone 100% Vegetarian

Luxury is draped in greenery at Ovolo Hotels, which has converted all of its menus vegetarian.

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This Eco-Retreat in India Puts Women Back on Top

A rural-luxe retreat and social enterprise empowers women and uplifts the Meena tribe in Rajasthan’s rugged interior.

Inspiration

Off the Grid in Indonesia with Eco-Minded Local Guides

Discover some beloved corners of the insanely biodiverse 17,000-island nation through the eyes of eco-minded independent outfitters and guides that champion sustainability, education and giving back.

Tips & News

Back to Basics Tourism, Or How to Survive the Zombiepocalypse

If knowledge is power, then self-reliance is the new luxury. As the routines of our lives are upended, more of us are seeking to travel in ways that prepare us for whatever the world throws at us next. Here’s how to prep for the survivalist-tourism trend.

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These Green Activities in Bali Will Teach You Essential Jungle Survival Skills

In this lush land of hippies and holistic healing, we could’ve come up with dozens of ways to be at one with the earth. Here are four fully immersive activities that’ll put a roof over your head and fill your belly with both flora and fauna (of the fish variety).

Hotels & Resorts

6 Eco-Resorts in Bali You Should Visit

Bali’s eco-leanings put the island in good stead for a sustainable restart. These six resorts are leading the industry’s greenification.

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These Resorts Are Paving the Way in Conservation

More and more tourism providers around Asia-Pacific have been taking sincere sustainable strides, and we’d like to tip our sun hats to these green-hospitality groundbreakers. If visiting the beach inspires you to seek out ways to save it, consider the following eco-pillars and the resorts that do them admirably.

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9 Eco-friendly Items to Pack on Your Next Trip

While we’ve all been dreaming of getting back to the beach, newly thriving marine environments are perhaps less eager to have us humans return. But we needn’t always muck up the waters. Here’s a guide to how you can make your next sojourn to the shore more sustainable.

Tips & News

An Eco-Tour Helping Save Sabah’s Elephant Population

In a palm-oil plantation in Sabah, an unlikely eco-tourism alliance paves the way for Borneo pygmy elephants.