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Local travel suppliers have new direct-sales service through Your Holiday Promotion, free through September

With a view to becoming the largest and most trusted holiday clearinghouse on the web, Your Holiday Promotion, a new service for special travel deals and offers, now connects local travel- and leisure-sector merchants directly with travel agents and independent travelers. Unlike most travel sites, Your Holiday Promotion is not a commission-earning middleman, but a […]

British walkers explore new local hiking path in Turkey

The first British walkers have returned from exploring over 110 kilometres of the Abraham’s Path segment just opened in Turkey. They stayed in homes that have never before welcomed international visitors and followed the path through remote Kurdish and Arabic villages to the oldest religious sites in the world. The 105-mile (170-kilometre) walking route has […]

Why does making sustainable travel choices matter?

Your travel choices make a difference, now more than ever before. Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, employing more than 235 million people worldwide and generating some 9.2 percent of the global GDP. Whether it’s booking a sustainable hotel or supporting locally-owned businesses, making sustainable choices will contribute to the well-being […]

Local travelling with Knok

We love to travel locally. We love to discover local restaurants and bakeries. We love to live like locals. And that’s what the Local Travel Movement aims at doing. There is a difference between a tourist and a traveller. And the concept of home swap is just apt for this discussion. At first, the idea of […]

10 (local) things to do in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The following list of the top 10 things reflects what we saw, read about and heard about during our stay in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Some points are general and could be done in other cities, too. 1. Do couchsurfing After our visit to Bamako, capital of Mali, we were lucky again in Ouagadougou. In the […]

Soria Moria Hotel joins the Local Travel Movement

We are very excited that Soria Moria have partnered up with the Local Travel Movement! The Local Travel Movement is a not for profit platform started by people from companies founded on a passion for Local Travel and commitment to Local Travel values. Why not take a moment to check out their website and read […]

Linking Cultures Through Sustainable (and Local) Tourism in Celebration of World Tourism Day

Do you believe travel can be a force for good? Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNTWO) has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27th to bring awareness to the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value. “World Tourism Day is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of […]

Social Travel = Couchsurfing 2.0?

My name is Greg and I have recently started working at 9flats.com. So yes, I’m a little biased about local travel but I just wanted to write down my first thoughts and impressions before I am completely enveloped in the company and unable to write anything without ‘inserting campaign messaging here’. Previous to this job, […]

GoMio.com’s new GoDashBoard helps connect travellers to locals

One of the four local travel values that ungird the Local Travel Movement is the importance of connecting with local people. One of the challenges of Local Travel, though, is meeting locals. Fortunately, as I recently wrote, there are a growing number of free Web-based organizations that facilitate these connections. (A good place to start […]

San Miguel del Bala: Community based tourism promoting Local Travel

San Miguel del Bala is a small community of 55 families. They are the keepers of the Madidi National Park and of the sophisticated 500 year old Tacana culture. For years, the Tacanas learned to survive in the harsh but rich Bolivian Amazon. They have kept their traditions alive, and have found in responsible ecotourism […]