Sustainable & Cultural Journeys

Sustainable & Cultural Journeys

Local Businesses

CONSULTING SERVICES

Why sustainable tourism business?  For starters, sustainability is becoming the new norm as many businesses around the world incorporate sustainability into their business DNA.  Sustainability is all about long-term strategic actions businesses can take and implement to ensure that their business positively impacts the environment and society.

 

As the number of socially responsible travellers grows, so does the need for tourism businesses to adapt to this demand and there is no time like now as the word’s concerns grow over climate change, over-tourism and ocean pollution to name a few.

 

I should add that the benefits of building a sustainable business brand go far beyond doing the right thing for the planet and people.  Customers, employees and investors are also placing a higher value on businesses that have sustainable practices.

 

If you own a tourism business and you are looking for guidance on building a sustainable brand, we welcome you to reach out to us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow us on Instagram @eco.islandtravel to learn more about how we can help your business achieve sustainability.

 

HOW WE CHOOSE

At Eco Island Travel we look for two main things: 

(1) Tour operators and accommodations should have an existing sustainable travel policy to be vetted and once vetted and accepted onto the Eco Island Travel site, they must be able to show how their tour or accommodation makes a difference.   No sustainable policy in place?  Get in contact with us so we can assist you with developing a policy!

(2) Tour operators and accommodations should also be able to show how their business maximises its environmental, social and economic impact and how they minimise negative impacts.  This is important to Eco Island Travel as it will provide customers with the confidence to know that their booking is making a difference, crucial to whether they make a booking or not.  Not sure about how your business is making a difference?  Reach out to us for guidance on how your business can make a positive impact.

 

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

If your business meets the above criteria, your business will be eligible to become a member of Eco Island Travel.  An annual membership fee is applicable and there are several membership levels that you can join.

 

If you’ve read the section above and believe we could work well together, we would love to hear from you.  Contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details and an application form. Do include a few lines about why you feel you'll meet our sustainable travel criteria.

 

Eco Island Travel is a social enterprise travel company focused on helping travellers discover exploration and adventure through sustainable and cultural journeys.  Eco Island Travel makes exploring and having new adventures in Bermuda easier by letting you know the best ways to explore and by creating experiences tailored around you, that all have a positive impact. 

Those of us lucky enough to see the world have a responsibility to ensure that it is preserved for locals and future generations.

Leigh Barnes

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Responsible travel is not only better for our world, it’s also more interesting and memorable. Responsible tourism is the future of travel.

Simon Reeve

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

When people travel, they make unlikely connections and shatter stereotypes.

Ken Budd

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

Martin Luther King Jr

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.

Maya Angelou

Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It’s about doing more good.

Jochen Zeitz

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.

Paul Theroux