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Venice tourist tax

Venice confirms plan to introduce tourist tax

As of next summer, day-trippers travelling to Venice will now be expected to pay ‘a contribution for access’ tourist tax.

Winged wonders: raptor conservation in Tasmania

Winged wonders: raptor conservation in Tasmania

A concreter-turned-nature-advocate, Craig Webb opened the Raptor and Wildlife Refuge Centre in 2001 to rescue injured eagles, hawks, falcons and owls.

World Expeditions launches Amazon Forest Appeal

World Expeditions launches Amazon Forest Appeal

In response to the crisis that’s befalling the Amazon rainforest, adventure travel tour operator World Expeditions has set up the Amazon Forest Appeal.

Thredbo is now powered by renewable energy

Thredbo is now powered by renewable energy

Thredbo, one of Australia’s most prominent ski resorts, has recently announced that all its major resort operations will now be powered by renewable energy.

Six Senses Hotels successful coral restoration project

Six Senses Hotels’ successful coral restoration project

The dedicated sustainability team at the Six Senses Zil Pasyon resort has successfully completed the first stage of its coral restoration project.

Lindblad Expeditions to become 100% carbon neutral

Lindblad Expeditions becomes carbon neutral

Expedition company Lindblad Expeditions will be carbon neutral from 2019, offsetting emissions from its ships and land-based operations.

World Oceans Day: how we can help the ocean

World Oceans Day: how we can help the ocean

Ahead of World Oceans Day on 8 June, here are just a few simple ways we can be more ocean-friendly in our daily lives and as travellers…

Toxic sunscreen banned from all Six Senses Hotels

Toxic sunscreen banned from all Six Senses Hotels

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spa has become the first hotel group to ban environmentally-harmful and toxic sunscreens from its properties.

Jarjeer Mule and Donkey Refuge

A retirement home, orphanage and care centre for mistreated and neglected donkeys in Marrakech, Morocco

4Ocean makes plastic fantastic

Made from recycled plastic, 4Ocean Bracelets help remove rubbish from our oceans and encourage people to gather plastic from the shores

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How one woman is changing the face of travel in Morocco

Working together with Intrepid Travel to pave the way towards gender equality in the tourism industry in her native Morocco, Zina Bencheikh, general manager of Marrakech Peak DMC, shares her story

Cruise Bar’s #CookforSyria menu

Cruise Bar’s delicious new #CookforSyria menu is now available until the end of June, raising money for Syrian refugees with UNICEF