BOUTECO has launched its YouTube channel, the only video channel dedicated to sharing the most inspiring stories of sustainability from boutique hotels and luxury travel. It is our latest way of showing how luxury hospitality can be a force for good, socially and environmentally.
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.
Studies show that oxybenzone — a UV-filtering chemical compound found in most brands of sunscreen — is killing the coral reefs. So next time you need to block out those rays, either slip on a rashguard or make sure what you’re slathering on your skin is biodegradable.
Sustainable natural skincare now accounts for 13 per cent of the global beauty market, having been almost entirely disregarded in favour of brands promising miracle skin solutions — here are our recommendations.
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.
Under-the-radar tips on where to travel this winter from Francisca Kellett, travel editor at Tatler, Jonny Bealby, founder of Wild Frontiers adventure travel company, Roxane Gergaud, one half of Doris and Dicky, and Xerxes Cook, writer and adventurer at a panel discussion at Shoreditch House, hosted by Juliet Kinsman.
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.
Bouteco attended the World Tourism Organisation’s Tourism and Future Energy: Unlocking low-carbon growth opportunities, 26—27 June 2017. Falling within the UNWTO’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism, the conference from the United Nations’ specialised agency was designed to generate innovative solutions for future energy in the global tourism sector.
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 tropical fantasy that is The Brando, a private island once owned by Marlon Brando, has been garnering attention recently due to its high-profile guests. Pippa Middleton has just jetted off there for some exotic privacy on her honeymoon, and Barack Obama chose The Brando as the quiet, contemplative place to write his memoirs after 8 years in the White House.
Where should we travel to if we want to be more responsible? Where should we stay and what are the hot new hotels and restaurants with a sustainable ethos? How should we travel and what should we be mindful of?
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.