Category Archive for "General"

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Building Resilience in Our Organisation

Being one of the earliest examples of sustainable tourism (born in 1932), our mission continues to incorporate striving for responsible practices among our members; encouraging a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside; and an appreciation of the social and cultural values in

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Do You Dare? HI’s Haunted Hostels

Summer has ended, colour-changing leaves are crunching satisfyingly under our feet, and the days are getting shorter; this can only mean one thing: Halloween is upon us! Celebrated with different traditions throughout the world, Halloween as we know it today is

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Win a free Christmas Market Trip with HI and Interrail or Eurail Pass!

What do you get when Eurail and Interrail, who offer rail passes that allow you to travel throughout Europe, join forces with Hostelling International, one of the world’s largest youth accommodation providers? The opportunity to travel up to 30 countries at an affordable

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Make a difference: vote wisely! – The 2017 HI Sustainability Fund Competition

Would you like to show your support for innovative sustainable initiatives in our hostels? Look no further than this year’s HI Sustainability Fund! Scroll down to read more and pick your favourite project (you can vote for up to 2!),

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Protecting Destinations: Culture & Biodiversity

Why do we travel? As well as meeting new people and getting out of our personal comfort zones, culture and biodiversity are two of the main reasons travellers choose to visit certain locations. Don’t you also enjoy witnessing the majestic

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Sleep for Peace – Wake up to a better world!

Whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are invited to share and celebrate #SleepforPeace with us! Why are we doing this? To start conversations: we wish to highlight the role of our hostels as safe places where cultures meet.

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Creating fair profit and network development

During this 2017 UN Year of Sustainable Tourism, we have already shared many stories of environmental and social sustainability in the HI Hostels. Have you seen the stories of CO2 emissions reduction on our April blog post? Or maybe you felt inspired by the community

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Urban Adventures

5 reasons why HI members will love our friends from Urban Adventures

Hostelling International has partnered with Urban Adventures to offer HI members special rates on over 750 unique tours in 160 destinations around the world! What makes Urban Adventures so special and unique? Read our article to find out more about

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The Eco-Friendly Skies

If you’re like us, you try your best to live sustainably and make environmentally-friendly choices. By bringing reusable shopping bags to the grocery store, using energy efficient light bulbs (that get turned off when not in use!), buying locally produced

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Engaging you, our guests

Summer is in full swing as we continue our journey in the 2017 UN Year of Sustainable Tourism (…and beyond) campaign by looking at various ways of engaging YOU, our guests, in the sustainable progress of our HI Hostels around the world. Last month,

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