Category Archive for "Sustainability"

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Celebrating 65 years of sustainable hostelling in France

France is just one of those destinations that you can return to time and time again, whether it’s on your bucket list or you’ve been a few times there is always more to see!  We have 69 hostels across France for you to choose from to set off and explore this beautiful

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HI has become a Signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

HI has become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI), led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the

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Renovated HI Bergen Hostel Montana

This June, HI Bergen Hostel Montana is finally welcoming guests again after a major renovation and we are very excited! We’ve asked Amarilis Coelho, Deputy Manager, to talk to us about the hostel and the project. Tell us a bit

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Brianda’s travel story

We’d like to introduce our new CEO, Brianda Lopez! Q. You are the first woman CEO of Hostelling International, since you’ve taken on the role in September 2020 what have been your priorities and what do you intend to bring to the organisation? 

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Are you ready for Earth Hour?

Earth Hour 2018 is almost here! It will take place on Saturday 24th March at 8.30pm, wherever you may be in the world. Show your support and help protect the planet. Started in 2007, Earth Hour’s primary purpose is to spread

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How we celebrated the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism… through hostelling

Wow! Hasn’t this year just flown by? We hope you’ve been inspired just as much as we have been throughout our Sustainable Tourism through Hostelling campaign over the past 10 months.  Do you want to test how much you’ve learned

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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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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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On my hostel’s rooftop, I want… beehives!

Bee-cause bee-ing like everybody else is booring: let’s put beehives on top of our hostels!

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World Food Day 2015 – HI’s social food

We support projects all over the world which help food security and social protection – and you can help, too.

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