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The Good Travel Guide Editorial Team

We are committed to responsible tourism because we are worried about tourism becoming increasingly unsustainable. This harms our planet and of course the travel destinations. Therefore we want to motivate travellers to change their unsustainable behaviour through this Good Travel Guide.
So many tourists contribute to the climate crisis by spoiling the most beautiful places on earth through a lack of respect. Although tourism will never be entirely sustainable, travellers can become more responsible.
Some destination and businesses leaders do their best to respect their local community and their environment, to make their destination a better place. It is our aim to present them to ‘green travellers’ like you because they deserve it.

Who we are

The Good Travel Guide is a trade mark of Green Destinations BV, The Netherlands. Green Destinations BV is a different legal entity from Stichting Green Destinations, which is a foundation administering the GD destination awards & certification program.
The Good Travel Guide is committed to offer free webpages to QualityCoast and GD-destinations from Silver level and to feature the certified travel offer in these destinations.
Together with Green Destinations, we share the same G.R.E.E.N. values with a meaning that is easy to remember:

Genuine

Supporting the authentic celebration of culture, tradition, and local life.

Responsible

Behaving respectfully to the local community and to local values; avoiding exploitation of people, nuisance, and impacts on residents.

Economically sustainable

Supporting local crafts and businesses and trying to avoid international outlets.

Environment and climate

Limiting the carbon, water and waste footprint of travel by reducing air miles and avoiding large cruise ships; or offset travel CO2.

Nature and scenery

Helping to protect scenic views, landscapes, natural habitats, and wildlife.

Get featured in this guide

The destinations featured in this guide are all certified, awarded and recognized for their sustainability. Are you going to be one of them too? Get in contact with us!

Special features of our destination pages

The Good Travel Map

Some of the destination pages in this guide have a map showing the range of responsible activities or accommodations on offer. These interactive maps display attractions, business and travel products that do not compromise sustainability. Businesses certified for sustainability are shown automatically, including ones certified by the Good Travel Seal.
Business Comparison Chart

Comparison Table of Destinations and Certified Businesses

The comparison table demonstrates the performances of the destination and business on different aspects of sustainable tourism. It provides travellers a quick overview of the sustainable tourism choices, and also an easier way to select the most suitable choice. The comparison includes its sustainability, health & safety, accessibility, nature choice, art & culture, beach & swimming, cycling, and hiking. A fixed standard is set to assess the destination and the businesses, which then will result in very good (bright icon) and good (fade icon). An “x” is shown when the standard is non-applicable or if it isn’t performing well in this category.
The standard used in the destination comparison includes the score of the sustainability report, the GTG website of a destination, and the indicators report. Moreover, external sources are also used as a tool for the comparison, for example, the EEA bathing water quality and the Blue Flag beaches. For certified business comparison, we use their Good Travel Seal sustainability report and their Scorecard.
Please click below for more detailed explanation.

Good Travel Guide Partners

We developed partnership with these like-minded companies to reach our GREEN and sustainable goals.
GLP Films

GLP Films is our partner for video story telling. It is an award-winning content marketing agency dedicated to quality storytelling and strategic distribution campaigns that support sustainable tourism.

EcoHotels.com

EcoHotels is a responsible and sustainable alternative to the large and dominant online travel agencies with a mission to be a community for hotels, sharing knowledge and best practices, and standing side by side to promote sustainability in the travel industry.

Sustainable First

Sustainable First is a platform that shares truly sustainable tourism initiatives and links them to the SDGs, as well as a sustainable tourism news section. The platform is led by Mafalda Borea & Bernard Metzger. Here are a few examples of projects featured that they are bringing to the spotlight in Kenya, Thailand and Tanzania.

Meet the team

Good Travel Guide is supported by a team of volunteers and interns. Interested to join? Click here to find out more.

ALBERT SALMAN
Team Leader and
Editor-in-Chief

TIKA LUBIS
Program Coordinator
for Good Travel Guide

PAULA RADMAN
Program Coordinator
for Business Certification

JASPAL CHANNA
Program Coordinator
for Good Travel Blog

LOUISE DE HEMMER
Program Coordinator for Promotion

SUPPORT TEAM

SEEMA THAKUR
WordPress Administrator

ADRIENNE MARGOLIS
English Proofreading Volunteer

AB HOOGLAND
Content Editor

ISABELLE BRETON
Research & GIS Mapping Volunteer

LEVON AMATUNI
Sustainability Research Volunteer

RAMONA MENDIS
Good Travel Blogger

MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

NIKA ŠINIGOJ
Research & Social Media Intern

RICHMOND BOAKYE
Business Development Intern

FARIS APUK
SEO Volunteer

ANASTASIIA KORSHUNOVA
Digital Marketing Intern

LINH BUI
Digital Marketing Intern

MADHAV RAMESH
Digital Marketing Intern

CHLOÉ MARTIN
Digital Marketing Intern

BUSINESS CERTIFICATION

Fernanda Rodak

FERNANDA RODAK
Business Certification Volunteer

TESSA KEMMERLING
Business Certification Trainee

CATHARINA WRESKY
Business Certficiation Intern

ELISABETH BOON
Business Certification Intern

ANGSHUMI GOSWAMI
Business Certification Intern

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CORAL YAO
Financial Administration Volunteer

DESTINATION ASSESSMENT

ROBIN DIEKHORST
Business Certification and Destination Assessment Trainee

SUNNY HSU
Business Certification and Destination Assessment Trainee

NICOLE HULSEBOS
Destination Assessment Intern

ASHLEY GITTENS
Destination Assessment Intern

FRANCESCA PEZZETTI
Destination Assessment Intern

NARSH GIBBS
Destination Assessment Volunteer

SANNE VAALT
Destination Assessment Intern

NASIM POURAHAD
Destination Assessment Intern

MALU MAYORGA
Communication and marketing specialist

GTG Past Intern and Volunteers

Good Travel Guide thanks the following past interns/volunteers for their hard work and contribution. Read their stories about internship with Good Travel Guide!

VALENTINE ZHENG
Editor for Germany & Taiwan

DIOGO NEVES
Editor for Portugal

FLORE VESSEUR
Editor for Berg en Dal

JULIE HEALY
Content Editor

CAMILLA GAMMERI
Website Development

MARIA JALWAN
Content Editor

SABINA DAMATAR
Digital Marketing

ESTEFANYA GORDILLO
Digital Marketing

BELÉN LOAIZA RUIZ
Digital Marketing

MERLE-MARIE MÜLLER
Business Certification

YUWI JAMAL
Content Editor

MYRTHE NAUS
Part-time Content Editor

BART OPGENHAEFFEN
Business Development

MASCHA SHEVCHENKO
Administration & Finance

DANIELA VAN ELBURG
Business Certification

EASON HUANG
Business Certification

VALENTINA CADEDDU
Business Certification Intern

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