Mountain Homestays Contributes to Global Sustainability Goals The world marked the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change in December 2020. It meant we are getting closer to the commitment we made to reduce the global carbon emissions in an effort to limit the global temperature increase to 2...Read More
The Hornbill Festival may have put Kohima on the global tourism map, but the rest of Nagaland is still shrouded in mystery. Many presume that the state lies beyond the ambit of tourism because of its topography, inaccessibility, and tight-knit tribal communities. But are these perceptions in sync with reality? Nagaland busts many myths as...Read More
“The art of our village has reached so many corners of the world.” – Ms. Ly Thi Nhat replied joyously upon asking why she does what she does. Hidden within the valleys of the Annamese Mountains is the region of Da Bac of Vietnam, where Ms. Nhat lives in Sung Village. The lady with infectious...Read More
We have seen nature flourishing when the world stopped for a while, and we wondered what if it could always stay this way? Pristine, clean, and beautiful! Maybe our small choices can make it happen? Here are a few small steps you can take to travel guilt-free and truly make the world a beautiful place...Read More
She says, ‘She is just a girl who travels’, but her travel choices speak volumes. Shivya Nath – a solo traveller, storyteller, writer, photographer, and a digital nomad is someone who knows how to make her travel an immersive experience with no-harm to the environment. From the Rocky Mountains to South Australia, from cities to...Read More
Leadership, Change Makers, Responsible Travelers – Tourism fraternity has always come up with these terminologies for sustainability flag bearers. These are the people who are looked up to by everyone to bring out positive change in the mainstream practices. They are often seen passionately ‘Talking’ OR ‘Discussing’ their innovative ideas and believes about what can...Read More
The year 2020 was poised to be a defining year in travel. Over 1.4 billion people took a vacation in 2019, contributing to over 10% of the world’s GDP in terms of finances and employment. But blindsided by the Covid-19 pandemic, the world of travel came to a complete standstill by March 2020, of course,...Read More
When life takes you places, make a local house your home! When a community opens its doors and hearts to you, they let you into their most sacred space — their home. Steeped in indigenous culture, their homes are essentially ‘built heritage’, a legacy of their ancestors. The architecture is an ode to the local...Read More
When we think of mountains, we think of adventure, natural beauty, a pleasant climate and peace. It’s only when we dig deeper, we begin to understand the lived realities and challenges that the communities here navigate on a day-to-day basis to survive in such harsh regions Ms. Lo Thi Trang, a Muong woman born in...Read More
It is a known fact that tourism has the power to change the lives of underserved communities. It can bring in its wake economic prosperity, preserve cultures, improve the quality of life, and provide experiential education. Even as we speak, the spectrum of positive impacts made by tourism keeps expanding, as efforts are made to...Read More
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