Sustainable Travel Resource Links

We’ve curated resources and solutions to help you live a healthy and eco-friendly life, learn more about responsible travel and sustainable practices, and stay up-to-date with the latest sustainable cruise news.

Resource Links

Impact Travel Alliance

Impact Travel Alliance is a global community and 501(c)3 nonprofit aimed at improving the world through travel. They educate travelers on how to spend their money mindfully so that their experiences empower locals and protect our environment.

Tourism Cares

Tourism Cares’ mission is to advance the travel industry’s positive social and environmental impact. Using the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals as a guide, they mobilize leading travel associations and companies to use business as a force for good by convening, educating, and motivating to make a positive impact through travel.

Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is managing the GSTC Criteria, global standards for sustainable travel and tourism; as well as providing international accreditation for sustainable tourism Certification Bodies.

Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism offers resources for a global sustainable future. This site contains valuable case studies and responsible travel tips.

Sustainable Travel International

Travel brings us up close to some of our planet’s most stunning natural wonders and connects us with cultures around the globe. It also has the power to change places and the lives of the people who live there – for better or worse.

World Ports Sustainability Program

Guided by the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, the World Ports Sustainability Program (WPSP) aims to unite sustainability efforts of ports worldwide, encouraging international cooperation between all partners involved in the maritime supply chain.

Sea Going Green

Sea Going Green, helps tourism businesses capture economic, social, and environmental benefits through sustainable practices. The site offers free downloadable sustainability guides.

Responsible Tourism Institute

The Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) is an international non-profit NGO, in the form of an association, which has promoted responsible tourism at an international level for more than 20 years. They help those in the tourism sector, as well as responsible tourists, develop a new way of traveling and of knowing our Planet. Center for Responsible Travel: The Case for Responsible Travel – Trends and Statistics 2020

Biosphere Tourism

Biosphere develops certifications to guarantee compliance with the principles of sustainability and continuous improvement. The BIOSPHERE© certification is granted by the Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI), an independent body created in 1995 with the aim of promoting sustainable development actions and programs in tourist destinations and companies

Media Coverage


Cruise Companies Should Continue to Invest in Sustainable Technology

USA Today

Fraught with environmental baggage, the cruise industry is trying to go green, but is it enough?


Green Cruising

Cruise International

How Cruise Lines are Going Green

The Maritime Executive

Cruise Ports – the Big Issue

On the Luce

How to Minimize Your Environmental Impact

Ship Technology

Waste away – Exploring sustainability initiatives onboard cruise ships

Cruise Away Blog

Sea-Stainability – How Cruise Lines Are Promoting Eco-Conscious Action

World of Cruising

Cruising with a Conscience – a Guide to Sustainable Cruising

The Sustainable Traveler (Sydney AU)

Sustainable Cruises

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