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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.

    How Bend reinvests tourism dollars into local services – Bend E1

    How Bend reinvests tourism dollars into local services – Bend E1

    During her time as Visit Bend’s first Sustainability Director, Serena Gordon worked to help locals reap the rewards of their hometown’s popularity through programs like the Bend Sustainability Fund. She shares advice for other destination leaders working for change.
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    • 46 min
    Learning from resident sentiment studies at OSU’s Sustainable Tourism Lab – Bend E2

    Learning from resident sentiment studies at OSU’s Sustainable Tourism Lab – Bend E2

    How do locals really feel about tourism? Todd Montgomery is answering that question through the Oregon State University Sustainable Tourism Lab, which has studied resident sentiment in more than 100 destinations. Todd shares some of his findings and why research like his is valuable to DMOs working toward better stewardship.
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    • 49 min
    Why “complete communities” make more sustainable places – Bend E3

    Why “complete communities” make more sustainable places – Bend E3

    What began as one lawyer’s mission to save a forest is now Central Oregon LandWatch, an NGO overseeing rural and urban planning related to lands, waters, and issues like affordable housing. Executive Director Ben Gordon outlines the challenges ahead for this region and explains why more holistic community planning will make Bend a more attractive place to live and visit.
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    • 47 min
    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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