The travel industry is already a powerful, global force. Let's use that force for GOOD. Tourism is one of the world's largest industries, employing 1 in 11 people and generating US$7.2 trillion annually. Tourism is providing income opportunities in communities around the world, but this is not always balanced with positive social, economic, and environmental impact.
GOOD Travel was founded in 2013 to promote and facilitate travel that has a positive impact. We're 100% committed to working with tourism businesses that are making a positive impact on the community, environment, and economy. By pioneering a new vision for tourism, GOOD Travel will change the face and experience of travel, and ultimately create a better world.
We partner with tourism businesses that take pro-environment action: energy and water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, educational programmes on environmental protection, the use of eco-products/services, organic food sources, sustainable farming, wildlife and habitat conservation, donating to an environmental cause and similar.
All our tourism partners proactively support their communities: donating of funds or resources to community projects, training and employment of marginalised groups, training and career advancement opportunities for staff, discounts for marginalised people, providing fair wages and ensuring a safe, discrimination-free working environment for all staff.
Keep it local. Keep it fair. Our economic aim is focused on ensuring that our tourism partners are supporting local business and economy: buying products locally, employing a high percentage of staff from local areas, and ensuring the local economy is benefiting as much as possible from our visit.