Why Sustainable Travel?

What is sustainable travel?

This is the most frequently asked question we get and here is no single answer. Just like in our everyday choices around sustainability, sustainable travel consists of multiple choices to make, which are a big part of the challenge for us, travelers. 

How can we be sure when we are planning our next trip, if it is even sustainable? Or, in what ways is it?

Currently, there is no clear and easy way for us to find and verify sustainable travel options when we are planning our trips or are at the destinations. 

Is it the same for everyone?

Or should everyone have the freedom to define what sustainability means most 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.


Introducing TripDoodler

Crowd-Sourced Sustainability

Raise your own voice. We have created the world’s first sustainability user rating, allowing you to pass on your experiences even if you don’t know anything about sustainability. Our algorithm guides you all the way.

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Why look for certified options?

View and use all the tourism industry certificates as your guideline. Don’t know what they mean? No worries, we got you covered.

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A carbon calculator

Use our carbon calculator to see the difference in carbon emission based on the choices you make; reduce and offset the rest.

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Industry Standards

At TripDoodler, sustainable travel and tourism goes beyond the obvious climate impact and we believe in the 3 pillars, Environmental, Socio-cultural and Economic, defined by UNWTO for sustainable tourism are equally important. 

The World Tourism Organization defines sustainable tourism as:

“Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities".

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:

Target: 8.9 Promoting beneficial and sustainable tourism

UN definition: By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products