Category Archive for "General"


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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Great American Total Solar Eclipse

On 21 August, celestial enthusiasts and casual stargazers alike across parts of the U.S. will be treated to a total solar eclipse, the country’s first in 38 years. The total eclipse will be viewable from certain locations in Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska,

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Our Communities – Giving back and building bridges

When did another month pass? Our journey in the 2017 UN Year of Sustainable Tourism (…and beyond) campaign is passing by quickly but not without inspiring projects and activities going on in our HI Hostels. In June we had a

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4 months of the “Sustainable Tourism through Hostelling” campaign

The first 4 months of our Sustainable Tourism through Hostelling campaign have already passed, and during this time we’ve introduced inspiring projects from entire National Associations to individual hostels across the HI family. The topics we’ve covered so far include:  Consuming

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Our People – Caring for our staff and volunteers

Here comes another month in our journey of Sustainable Tourism through Hostelling. In May we looked at Mobility – Inclusive travel & stay, make sure you check out the link to see how HI Hostels around the world are tackling the

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Mobility at HI Hostels – Inclusive travels and stays for all

A new month, a new sustainability theme! Since the beginning of the 2017 UN Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development we have been showcasing the interrelated areas of sustainable hostelling. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Check them all out

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Sustainable Hostelling in Switzerland

Swiss Youth Hostels are committed to sustainability. By sustainability we understand consideration of social and ethical matters as a whole, such as the reasonable use of resources. Our sustainability strategy is characterised by its long-term and consistent implementation. In all

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Our Hostels – How travellers and Hostels can reduce CO2 emissions!

As April begins, here at Hostelling International we continue to celebrate the 2017 UN Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by running our 10-month campaign showcasing the 10 different and interrelated areas of sustainable hostelling. In March we celebrated ‘Our Nature

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Celebrate by the moonlight! – Earth Hour 2017

Be a Game-changer! Take part in this year’s Earth Hour campaign on Saturday 25 March 2017. Wherever you are, in a hostel or at home, you too can show your commitment to the cause and bring your contribution! What is Earth Hour?

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