When we travel we put pressure on the culture, the environment, and the people at the places, we visit. Without compromising with traveling experience, we can leave destinations better off by making more sustainable choices as travelers.
The problem here is that, there really is no such thing as sustainable travel. Travel will always have an impact. the question is, how do we try to minimize the impact as much as possible, and even make a positive one while travelling.
But, how can we be more sustainable travelers?
There is no clear and easy way for us to find the more sustainable options while we planning our trips or are already there.
This is what we're trying to change.
Or should everyone have the freedom to define what sustainability means to them?
We believe sustainable travel is a journey in itself and is built on the choices you make before, during, and after your trips. It doesn’t matter if they are small or big; every step you take counts, and TripDoodler is built to support your personal journey.
Our vision is to make sustainable options accessible to every traveler. To empower travelers and create a global community of conscious travelers dedicated to helping each other take better care of the people and places they visit.
Together we’ll create the world’s largest database of better travel choices, empowered by first-hand insights from globetrotters from every corner of the world, accessible to everyone.
We have analyzed our original shortlist of 40+ parameters on four dimensions; Impact, Visibility, Interest, and Baseline.
None of the core parameters score perfectly in all dimensions. We have weighed them and decided on a combination that jointly scores high on all four dimensions.
At TripDoodler, sustainable travel and tourism goes beyond the obvious climate impact and we believe in that all three pillars, Environmental, Socio-cultural and Economic, defined by UNWTO for sustainable tourism are equally important.
We are guided by The 2030 Agenda which is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, with an ambitious 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets in total.
With tourism being one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the world, the opportunity to create a positive impact on all the goals, directly or indirectly, is significant. Our focus is primarily on the following UN SDG goals:
That is the definition of sustainable tourism by The World Tourism Organization.