Sustainability Resources for Travelers
Helping you be a more responsible guest abroad
Your sustainability home base.
Ahh… everything in one place
Get started with the basics and then dive deeper when you’re ready. Even starting with small changes can help make you a more sustainable traveler.
1. Sustainability Resources: Get Started
Take a quiz, get packing tips, books, and travel documents, find a sustainable destination, understand travel advisories, and more.
Assistance at your fingertips to help you be a responsible tourist.
What’s your baseline understanding of the carbon footprint of tourism? This quiz from Sustainable Travel International will test you!
Free Packing List
Our sustainable packing list is downloadable, reusable, and checkboxable. More than just a list – it explains why items are sustainable, too.
We’ve curated sustainable travel books, as well as books that inspire us to travel! See our lists on Bookshop.org – a benefit corporation. Affiliate partner.
Find special destinations that have one or more “green” awards or certifications, as designated by Green Destinations, a nonprofit foundation.
Pack for a Purpose
Save some space in your luggage to bring welcomed items to communities in your destination. Pack for a Purpose is a 501(c)3 non-profit company.
As featured on BBC, iVisa can help you with visas, passports, health documents, travel requirements, and more. Affiliate partner.
Be an Anti-Racist Traveler
Condé Nast Traveler has put together this must-read list of questions to ask yourself to be a more mindful traveler.
Sustainable Travel Apps
GLP Films has compiled a list of eight travel apps that can help you be more sustainable on the go.
Travel Advisories by Country
Check country-specific travel restrictions and advisories according to the US government.
2. Sustainability Resources: Dive Deeper
A glossary of sustainable travel terms, a tourism data dashboard, and an annual sustainable travel report.
Helpful info and handy links for inquisitive sustainable travelers.
50+ Sustainable Tourism Terms
Rooted has tons of resources for travelers, such as this clear-cut guide of terms to help us keep all the definitions straight.
Tourism Data Dashboard
If you love analytics, head to the UN World Tourism Organization’s dashboard covering all kinds of industry metrics. If you need even more research & data, check out their vast e-library.
Sustainable Travel Report
Booking.com publishes a report collating feedback from over 30K respondents in 32 countries. It’s a helpful pulse on trends and preferences.
1 in 10
Supports 1 in 10 jobs* (1)
Contributes 10% to global GDP* (2)
Sustainable travel is important to 81% of travelers (3)
The tourism workforce is 54% female (4)
Visit our blog for insightful posts about destinations, experiences, travel tips, and more – all through the lens of sustainability.
Resources to help you offset or remove your carbon footprint from traveling.
Curious how we vet our sustainable tour operators? Check this page out to see our process of inviting companies to join our platform.
We provide information based on research & data.
(1) World Travel & Tourism Council – Economic Impact Report. *The 1/10 jobs metric is pre-pandemic and based on 333M tourism jobs. Tourism jobs dropped to 271M in 2020 and increased to 289M in 2021.
(2) World Travel & Tourism Council – Economic Impact Report. *The 10% GDP contribution is pre-pandemic. GDP contribution was 5.3% in 2020 and 6.1% in 2021.
(3) Booking.com – 2022 Sustainable Travel Report
(4) United Nations World Tourism Organization – Global Report on Women in Tourism, Second Edition