The beauty of free Zoom events... listening live and typing a question to Airbnb's Brian Chesky at Reuters "Next" event. An engaging and impassionate speech, rather than an interview. My question received most votes but the journalist picked another one.... The question therefore remains: "Is Airbnb prepared to work with destinations so as to avoid overtourism and gentrification of historic... Show more

The beauty of free Zoom events... listening live and typing a question to Airbnb's Brian Chesky at Reuters "Next" event. An engaging and impassionate speech, rather than an interview. My question received most votes but the journalist picked another one.... The question therefore remains: "Is Airbnb prepared to work with destinations so as to avoid overtourism and gentrification of historic urban centres?"

An interesting online event takes place today the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great green political philosopher and founder of Social Ecology, Murray Bookchin More details: www.facebook.com/events/160313245517801/

Enlightenment and Ecology Book Launch

The 14th of January marks 100 years of Murray Bookchin's birth. This is a significant anniversary for us as we believe his thought, always political…

Great poem! Happy 2021 Shams!

In Ecoclub's perpetual quest to bridge the world of green tourism with the broader green movement, we had the honour to interview Bob Hale, the new Co-Convenor of the Global Greens. Please read and comment at ecoclub.com/headlines/interviews/all-interviews/13…

Interview: Bob Hale, Co-Convenor, Global Greens

“It is clear that we need to reduce the impact of tourism, both on the destinations but also the impact of travel to get there.”

Paris' Hotel Avenir Montmartre has been housing homeless guests under an agreement with Emmaus Solidarite, a charity. An excellent cooperation model that can be replicated in each and every big city, but did we really have to wait for Covid to think of such obvious, civilised solutions? Will hospitality continue to be hospitable after the pandemic?... Show more

Lockdown Stories, an academic research project which has evolved into an innovative virtual tourism platform offers live virtual community tours in six favelas of Rio de Janeiro on each Tuesday in December at 4 pm Rio de Janeiro time. At lockdownstories.travel you can find out more about the project, book free tours and make donations to the organising community groups.

Lockdown Stories

Welcome to Lockdown Stories The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted communities all around the world…

An inspiring green transport idea from Costa Rica: wooden, electric-powered, cargo ships! www.bbc.com/future/article/20201117-clean-shipping…

The futuristic cargo ship made of wood

The shipping industry's climate impact is large and growing, but a team in Costa Rica are making way for a clean shipping revolution with a…

Under lockdown? A nice website to inspire your future travels: "Drive & Listen" let's you experience various big cities as a passenger while listening to local radio! driveandlisten.herokuapp.com/

Drive & Listen

Listen to local radio stations while driving through the cities around the world.