Sustainable Travel Resource Links

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

Resource Links

Tourism Cares

Tourism Cares’ mission is to advance the travel industry’s positive social and environmental impact. They mobilize leading travel associations and companies to use business as a force for good 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 Travel International

Travel brings us up close to our planet’s most stunning natural wonders and connects us with global cultures. It also has the power to change places and the lives of the people who live there.

Sea Going Green

Sea Going Green.s mission is the alleviate the negative impacts of the tourism industry on the marine environment.  They work with public and private tourism sector clients to implement sustainable practices. Check out their free downloadable sustainability guides.

Friend of the Sea

Friend of the Sea is the leading certification standard for products and services that respect and protect the marine environment. Founded in 2008, Friend of the Sea is now a project of the World Sustainability Organization, whose mission is to promote global environmental conservation.

World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)

WWF works to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife, collaborating with partners from local to global levels in nearly 100 countries. Minimize your footprint and contribute to local communities: Responsible Travel Tips.

World Ports Sustainability Program

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.

Responsible Tourism Institute

The Responsible Tourism Institute (RTI) is an international association that promotes responsible tourism. They help travelers and those in the tourism sector develop a new way of traveling and of knowing our Planet.

Media Coverage

USA Today

Can we have eco-friendly cruising? What to know about zero-emission ships.

TravelAge West

Is Expedition Cruising Sustainable? Here’s How the Cruise Lines Stack Up.

US News Travel

Sustainable Travel: 6 Ways to Be an Eco-Conscious Traveler.

National Geographic

Can cruising be green? These eco-operators are starting to make waves.

New York Times

Hydrogen-Powered Ships Are Coming. How Green Is Your Cruise?

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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