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Responsible Travel Report Vol. 11, No. 2/February 2012

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Responsible Travel Report
Vol. 11, No. 2/February 2012

Dear Friends,

I’m always impressed by the resilience of the travel and tourism industry. A recent report from the UN World Tourism Organization revealed that, despite our well-documented global economic challenges, 2011 saw a 4% increase in international tourist arrivals. 2012 is expected to be the first year that worldwide tourism tops the 1 billion mark. It’s incredible to think about the enormity of scale our industry operates on, and thought-provoking to ponder just how critical tourism destinations and businesses are to our collective future.

I find statistics like these inspirational. Here at STI, we love the work we do, supporting destination leaders as they build for tomorrow, protecting their communities and innovating their brands. We envision a world where tourism is a real engine, not only for economic growth, but also cultural authenticity and environmental conservation. President Obama seems to agree that investing in tourism can pay real dividends, as evidenced by the recent announcement of a significant initiative designed to increase US tourism (and with it, more than 1 million jobs) over the next decade.

We’re proud to continue our role as leaders in sustaining this industry for the long run. As you’ll find in this newsletter we’re making lots of exciting progress all the time, partnering with new destinations and businesses worldwide, while offering practical tools for the small to medium-enterprises that interact with growing number of travelers every single day.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can support you in any way.


Brian T. Mullis

Founder & CEO

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Dear Fellow Traveler,

There are many exciting things afoot to report here at Sustainable Travel International this month.

First off, after several years of effort and painstaking research, we’ve launched, an important new tool that connects conscientious travelers with the world’s most responsible travel providers. Scroll down to learn more about it.

We’ve just launched our Responsible Travel Report Blog, which features regular postings from some of the leading voices in the sustainable tourism movement. You can check out some recent highlights below.

We are also thrilled to welcome 26 travel providers from across the globe to our new Partner Program, which provides participating organizations with an exclusive suite of sustainability and marketing tools to help them operate more sustainably and promote themselves to our ever growing audience of responsible travelers. If you are a travel provider interested in operating more sustainability and reaching new travelers we encourage you to join today.

Finally, today is the last day to win a luxury safari for two to Botswana or a four night ski vacation at Jackson’s incredible Bentwood Inn in our Great Green Travel Giveaway fundraiser. Make a $10 tax deductible donation online by clicking here and you’ll be entered to win!

We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter and we wish you a happy and prosperous 2011.

Safe travels,

Matt Kareus
Director of Marketing

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