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Do Labels Matter in Sustainability?

Call it what you will – green, eco, responsible or sustainable travel – we want to know that everything we’re doing, where we’re staying and what we’re eating is not having a detrimental impact on the beautiful places we’re visiting. We also want to know that our time spent in the destination will contribute directly to the local economy and benefit its communities.

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Estonia

Tartu, Estonia – 2024 European Capital of Culture

Spoiler alert – Estonia’s cute and compact capital Tallinn isn’t the country’s only cultural metropolis. Enter second city Tartu, the southern university city, so long under the northern counterpart’s shadow. As Tartu prepares to enter 2024 as a European Capital of Culture, with a packed program of edgy and eye-catching events, it’s an excellent time to immerse yourself in the fascinating southern Estonian region.

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Lakeside Channel, Varnja © Karl Cushing
Estonia

Eyewatering Estonia: The Onion Route

While Tallinn and its picture-perfect old town hog the tourism limelight it’s in the outlying rural areas where Estonia’s enduring appeal can be found, contends Karl Cushing. With everything from onion soup and onion pie to onion vodka making it onto my menu by midday, I could only be in one place – touring Estonia’s epic Onion Route.

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Q&A – The Tallink Silja Line – Navigating Baltic Sustainability

Some question the sustainability of ferry operations, and in this case mini-cruise too, but let’s hear from Tallink Silja Line about the incredible, diverse and broad policies and actions they are taking to protect the Baltic Sea, the environment, marine life and the places they operate: Estonia, Finland, Aland and Sweden. Here is Sustainable Journeys Q&A with Olga Vanbergen of Tallink Silja Line.

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Slow Travel Routes

By Rail: Riga, Latvia to UK

Embark on another unforgettable rail journey, the low-carbon way, from Riga, Latvia through the heart of Europe as we end our Sustainable Journeys adventure, stopping in Stockholm, and Hamburg before arriving in London.

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Latvia

By Rail: UK to Riga, Latvia

Embark on an unforgettable rail journey, the low-carbon way, from London through the heart of Europe as we kickstart our Sustainable Journeys adventure en route to Riga, stopping in Hamburg, and Stockholm, before arriving in Riga, Latvia.

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Empowering Communities: The Transformative Impact of the Best Tourism Villages Initiative

The Best Tourism Villages initiative by UN Tourism, formerly known as the World Tourism Organization, is a significant step in the evolution of sustainable and rural tourism. Launched in 2021, this innovative programme aims to identify, recognise, and promote villages that exemplify the principles of sustainability, cultural richness, and community involvement in tourism.

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Slow Travel Routes

By Rail: UK to Gothenburg, Sweden

Embark on an unforgettable rail journey, the low-carbon way, from London through the heart of Europe as we kickstart our Sustainable Journeys adventure en route to The Baltics, stopping in Brussels, Warsaw before arriving in Vilnius, Lithuania. From Vilnius you’ll join The Baltics by Electric Car trip. Then, if you’d rather not fly, take the slow environmentally kinder way home leaving Tallin and stopping over in Stockholm, Hamburg and Brussels on your way back to London.

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Slow Travel Routes

By Rail: Gothenburg, Sweden to UK

Embark on an unforgettable rail journey, the low-carbon way, from London through the heart of Europe as we kickstart our Sustainable Journeys adventure en route to The Baltics, stopping in Brussels, Warsaw before arriving in Vilnius, Lithuania. From Vilnius you’ll join The Baltics by Electric Car trip. Then, if you’d rather not fly, take the slow environmentally kinder way home leaving Tallin and stopping over in Stockholm, Hamburg and Brussels on your way back to London.

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