From glamping in Patagonia to scuba diving in Cyprus, Impact Travel has curated the best sustainable travel companies from across the globe into one handy list. A sort of eco search engine, the company champions hotels, restaurants and experience-based businesses that work to limit their carbon footprint. Divided into five categories – Do, See, Stay, Eat and Move – the website lists a series of hosts, all of which are expected to adhere to at least one of its 12 principles, which range from environmentally-friendly initiatives to social values. Each host is then given a star rating that reflects the number of principles it observes. As a social enterprise, all of Impact Travel’s profits go to selected foundations, as well as environmental and social causes
Impact Travel boasts hosts in France, Indonesia, Italy, Sri Lanka, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and USA.
The company’s 12 core principles are based on the three Ps: People, Planet and Potential.