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What comes after the age of mass tourism? If you love the travel industry or the place where you live and want to make it better, this show is for you.
The Travel Beyond podcast brings you the people and places taking action toward a sustainable, just, and thriving future for all. The solutions are in sight.
We partner with leading destinations working toward an industry that respects the needs of residents, visitors, and the environment – a regenerative future where all people can flourish.
You’ll learn how other places are dealing with climate risks and environmental preservation by hearing from like-minded thinkers who have been moving toward regenerative travel for their whole careers.
 
Our past guests include:

Cathy Ritter, formerly the CEO of the Colorado Tourism Office.Marsha Walden, Destination Canada’s CEOMat Woods and Tim Barke, CEOs of the Aoeteroa New Zealand destination management organizations behind Carbon Zero by 2030. Hedwig Sietsma, Director of Climate Policy at KLMDamcho Rinzin from the Tourism Council of Bhutan.Strategists and tourism leaders from the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions and from Amsterdam & Partners.
Listen to stories of a better world, and return home inspired.
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What comes after the age of mass tourism? If you love the travel industry or the place where you live and want to make it better, this show is for you.
The Travel Beyond podcast brings you the people and places taking action toward a sustainable, just, and thriving future for all. The solutions are in sight.
We partner with leading destinations working toward an industry that respects the needs of residents, visitors, and the environment – a regenerative future where all people can flourish.
You’ll learn how other places are dealing with climate risks and environmental preservation by hearing from like-minded thinkers who have been moving toward regenerative travel for their whole careers.
 
Our past guests include:

Cathy Ritter, formerly the CEO of the Colorado Tourism Office.Marsha Walden, Destination Canada’s CEOMat Woods and Tim Barke, CEOs of the Aoeteroa New Zealand destination management organizations behind Carbon Zero by 2030. Hedwig Sietsma, Director of Climate Policy at KLMDamcho Rinzin from the Tourism Council of Bhutan.Strategists and tourism leaders from the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions and from Amsterdam & Partners.
Listen to stories of a better world, and return home inspired.
For timely stories and insights for tourism destinations, subscribe to Destination Think's weekly newsletter.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Don’t copy, be inspired: Learning from Copenhagen’s longest-serving mayor – Copenhagen E1

    Don’t copy, be inspired: Learning from Copenhagen’s longest-serving mayor – Copenhagen E1

    “Don’t copy, be inspired.” What’s it like to have a long-term vision and then see it come true? We get into it with Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, Copenhagen’s longest-serving mayor. From 1989 to 2004, Jens led the city by assembling a broad coalition of support for major infrastructure projects that have helped make Copenhagen the vibrant global capital it is today.
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    • 36 min
    The two biggest jobs ahead for travel destinations – Copenhagen E2

    The two biggest jobs ahead for travel destinations – Copenhagen E2

    Travel destinations can gather support to lead large-scale sustainability actions, says Wonderful Copenhagen CEO Mikkel Aarø-Hansen. He shares how his destination management organization, in coalition with others, influenced the cruise industry to pollute less. Mikkel also tells us about the two biggest jobs ahead for sustainability-minded destinations and their leaders.
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    • 49 min
    Lighthouses showing the way to true sustainability – Copenhagen E3

    Lighthouses showing the way to true sustainability – Copenhagen E3

    The solutions to the world's problems already exist, says architect Anders Lendager. This episode, Anders tells us about his journey towards sustainable architecture, emphasizing the need for transformative "lighthouse" projects that can show the way forward. Through examples of his designs like Upcycle House and Resource Rows, he shows that sustainable solutions provide an economic advantage. We also chat about the role of travel in promoting sustainable practices and hear about some of the opportunities ahead for cities seeking a sustainable future.
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    • 50 min
    Bringing Copenhagen back home: How travel impacts grassroots sustainability – Copenhagen E4

    Bringing Copenhagen back home: How travel impacts grassroots sustainability – Copenhagen E4

    Like a souvenir that takes up no room in your suitcase, learning has always fit perfectly with travel. And some entrepreneurs in Copenhagen have taken it upon themselves to ensure travellers are going home with a better understanding of how to advocate for change in their communities and take small steps to make better choices in their personal lives.
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    • 34 min
    Meaningful tourism and sustainable living at the Danish Architecture Center – Copenhagen E5

    Meaningful tourism and sustainable living at the Danish Architecture Center – Copenhagen E5

    The director of the Danish Architecture Center highlights the center's role as a catalyst for promoting sustainable urban development. We explore how inclusive approaches to urban planning are vital in shaping Copenhagen’s future and tourism's positive impact in spreading knowledge beyond the city.
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    • 31 min
    “This beautiful place was fought for.” – Načiks (Tofino) E1

    “This beautiful place was fought for.” – Načiks (Tofino) E1

    This season of Travel Beyond shows a way forward for every place threatened by climate risks or grappling with what it means to host visitors on Indigenous territory. Welcome to Načiks (Tofino).
    During 2023’s bustling summer, the only route in and out of Tofino, British Columbia was blocked by wildfires for 17 days. Brad Parsell of Tourism Tofino shares how the community responded and why every positive change a travel organization can make relies on rock solid relationships. Elder and former Chief Moses Martin of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation tells us about the 1980s-90s War in the Woods and the impact Indigenous stewardship has had on protecting the lush environment so many visitors now enjoy. 


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    • 57 min

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Amazing examples of destination sustainability

Thank you Destination Think team for giving us a platform to listen to these leaders in sustainability. It’s refreshing to hear how matter of factly they are tackling this, rather than waiting to be pushed into a better future.

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