In April 2012, the HISF (Hostelling International Sustainability Fund) was launched to help hostels reduce their CO2 emissions. We couldn’t have done this without the generous donations we’ve received from travellers booking on hihostels.com. Since it’s you that’s raised the money, we want it to be you that chooses which hostels receive the fund. 15 projects have applied for a grant from the HISF and now is the time to vote.
It’s day three of the BBE, and all of our bloggers are beginning to settle in (the jet lag is slowly but surely going away) and are ready to explore their exchange destinations. Our bloggers have seen some amazing sites so far, and are beginning to blog about their daily experiences on their exchange partner’s blogs – so make sure you check out the full stories on the bigblogexchange.org wall!
It’s day two of the Big Blog Exchange and the winners are now beginning to explore their exchange destination, or are on the last leg of their journey. It’s so exciting seeing what everyone is up to and following their instant updates via Twitter (#bigblogX) but in case you’ve missed anything, here’s a little summary!
When you travel, you want to keep in touch with friends at home and get the latest information. For guests in German Youth Hostels that’s no problem: 160 of 520 Youth Hostels of the German Youth Hostel Association (DJH) offer free Wi-Fi now.
Situated in the historic town of Cumberland, in the heart of the Comox Valley, HI-Cumberland, Riding Fool Hostel provides an important budget option to travellers visiting this popular tourist destination.
GROUP travel organisers throughout the world are being urged to book up early as demand for accommodation for large parties increases.
Members of the IGS (International Group Scheme for Hostelling International) which represents more than 200 hostels in 30 countries – all of which are suitable for large parties – say that it is unlikely organisers will be able to secure a booking if they leave requests to the last minute.
This year, the Earth Hour which took place on 23rd of March attracted a massive international interest. Many National Associations and Hostels within the HI network contributed to its success, motivating others to join.
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