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With the recent release of our Mental Health Guidelines, we explore IC Bellagio’s, a WTTC member, mental health initiatives for their employees and partners.

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We care” is one of IC Bellagio’s core values, that we proudly apply not only to our distinguished guests but to all of our team members. IC Bellagio offers all employees different benefits and opportunities to make them feel an active and positive part of the team.

The company strongly believes in offering creative and unusual educational experiences to enable each individual the chance to grow within the company - these include webinar training sessions on…


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Wildlife tourism can make a significant contribution to the conservation and preservation of the incredible animals that live on our planet. By booking a trip to see an animal we’ve always wanted to observe in its home country or region, we can also contribute to the local economy and conservation efforts. It can truly be win-win-win for the wildlife, the local community, and travellers!

Here are four ways wildlife tourism positively contributes to conservation:


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A better community for residents.

The money that tourists spend can be reinvested in local economies, from public services to education.

Did you know that for every $1 generated in direct Travel & Tourism GDP, more than $2 are generated on an indirect and/or induced basis

Lots of jobs.

Tourism is a sector that is all about people — and as such is an incredible driver of job creation from big cities to small local communities.

Did you know that in 2019 the sector employed 1 in 10 people on the planet and it created 1 in 4 of all…


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6 tips for healthy & sustainable travel for you, those around you, and the planet

  1. Use reusable masks

You should wear a mask whenever you are in an indoor space, or when you are outdoors, and social distancing is not possible, to protect yourself, other travellers, and the residents of the local communities you are discovering. Reusable masks cost less and are more eco-friendly for destinations; whilst ensuring that medical-grade masks remain available for medical professionals.

2. Turn off the water while you wash your hands

Experts recommend you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm water…


Why Mountains Matter

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Mountains are many things to many people ­– an ancient cultural and spiritual beacon, a daring destination for adventure travel, the site of gruelling personal challenge, a source of livelihood, food and water, or maybe just a beautiful view from a balcony at your accommodation in a dream destination.

If you’ve ever found yourself standing awestruck at the base of a mountain and moved by the majesty of these giants, there are very good reasons why. Across the globe, mountains play a major role in determining global and regional climates while acting as the source of most…


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1. Get Inspired by Meaningful Travel
This is all about the in-depth exploration of a destination, focusing on making a lasting impact. It is about getting to know one place well and connecting with its people. This can have many additional benefits for you as the traveller, for the local community and for the environment.


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The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes mental health as “a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and can make a contribution to his or her community.”. Clearly, mental health is integral to have a fulfilling life.

Mental illnesses can range from less common conditions, like bipolar disorder, to more common ones like depression and anxiety. The NHS in the UK reports that 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children experience mental illness during their lifetime. What’s more, it has been…


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The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual research shows that the Travel & Tourism sector not only accounts for over 10% of global GDP but for one in ten jobs on the planet, and one in four new jobs created globally in the last five years. COVID-19 has dramatically altered life as we know it and the Travel & Tourism sector is uniquely exposed. As we consider the impact of the crises, we realize it could fundamentally alter the future of the Travel Agency business.

David Harris, CEO of Ensemble Travel Group explains, “for travel consultants and advisors the…


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Today marks #WorldElephantDay — an opportunity to celebrate these majestic creatures and a day that brings the world together to help protect elephants, wildlife and their habitat.

Most importantly, a chance to help raise awareness of responsible and ethical practices in wildlife tourism and the gained benefits for conservation and local communities.

Across the globe, elephants are facing threats from poaching, human-wildlife conflict and habitat destruction. In Africa alone, an estimated 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat and body parts, leaving a staggering number of only 400,000 remaining elephants.

Back in 2018, our research…


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On this ‘World Day Against Trafficking in Persons’, we’d like to honour survivors by recognising those working every day to eradicate this form of modern-day slavery and recommitting ourselves to this urgent task.

The outbreak of COVID-19, with its imposed restrictions all over the world, may have se t some difficulties for first responders of human trafficking to assist victims.

Still, there are and have been people working in different sectors whose contribution has been overlooked and unrecognised. These are the people who identify, support, counsel and seek justice for victims of trafficking and challenges daily the impunity of traffickers.

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