Happily ever after: honeymoons fit for a Royal couple

Happily ever after: honeymoons fit for a Royal couple

So follow us — and maybe Harry and Meghan — to a rugged Canadian island, on a culturally-edifying mountain circuit in the world’s happiest country and for a spell amid cinematic dunes in the first African country to have added the protection of the environment to its constitution. Intelligent sustainable luxury just got very, very sexy.

Venice's sweet smell of social-enterprise success

Venice's sweet smell of social-enterprise success

Uniting design with purpose, the social enterprise Rio Terà Dei Pensieri has been working within Venetian prisons since 1994 to train and support female offenders. Using business as a driver for social change, it’s transferable model transforms lost time into profitable progress and has a global appeal. They can create bespoke ranges of amenities for hotels, large and small.

#StopThinkDiscuss — the Bouteco Trend Report shares intelligence, inspiration and innovation from the boutique hotels changing the world

#StopThinkDiscuss — the Bouteco Trend Report shares intelligence, inspiration and innovation from the boutique hotels changing the world

Go to stopthinkdiscuss.com to read our global, industry overview rich in the insight, innovation and inspiration shaping a more positive future for luxury hospitality. With Insignia, we surveyed hundreds of travellers and through this report we hope to pay it forward, and to shine a light on the humans and hotels making our world a better place.

MAKING SUSTAINABILITY SEXY: eco-talk that sells

MAKING SUSTAINABILITY SEXY: eco-talk that sells

Here are details of the people and places we celebrated at our talk at Pure Life Experiences, the global show for the high-end experiential travel industry on Monday 11 September. 

Spending a few minutes completing this short, but important, survey might just change the world.

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Spending a few minutes completing this short, but important, survey might just change the world.

Let us know what sustainability means to you — https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SustainabilitySurveyBouteco. When we publish our trend report with Insignia — Leveraging Sustainability & Inspiring Change — in October, it will present a clear picture of what matters most to travellers. And to say thank you for sharing your thoughts we’ll be sending out eco-friendly gifts.

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Namibia leads the way in ecotourism with Wolwedans on the frontline of conservation

A fragile beauty, still isolation and vast skies of this scarcely populated country in south-west Africa, Namibia is a must-visit destination for sustainability-conscious tourists interested in experiential travel. Wolwedans is a collection of lodges that understands how giving back to the community is key to protecting the long-term conservation goals.

Purge the plastic for World Oceans Day

Purge the plastic for World Oceans Day

Hot on the heels of World Environment Day and it’s time to take to the waves for World Oceans Day: a global celebration and collaborative effort for a healthier ocean.  The conservation action focus of this year is encouraging solutions to prevent plastic pollution. More than 80% of marine litter comes from land-based sources, and some predict that by 2050 our oceans could contain more plastic than fish. 

The Green School invites you on a Jalan Jalan in the jungle

The Green School invites you on a Jalan Jalan in the jungle

Watch John Hardy's TED Talk then see that awe-inspiring bamboo architecture up close, learn the secrets of their sustainability practices and what it’s like to be a Green School student and find out why the US Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools awarded it the Greenest School on Earth.

Indonesian craftsmanship at Katamama

Indonesian craftsmanship at Katamama

Fashioned by the seasoned hands of local artisans this Bali boutique hotel showcases the best of Indonesia, from traditional hand-spun textiles to organic indigo-dye wall art.

Shakti Himalaya — a new level of luxury

Shakti Himalaya — a new level of luxury

These journeys in North India — be it on foot and by car in Kumaon and Sikkim, or by foot, raft, bike and car in Ladakh — offer holidays that have a light footprint through sophisticated simplicity.