BookDifferent a hotel bookings site with a mission: making the world a better place by ensuring that tourism is clean, green and fair. Tourism has a positive effect on holiday destinations and its locals. It brings prosperity for the local community and it is safer in destinations because of the visiting tourists. But tourism also has its downside. The money spend by tourists on vacation destinations only partially benefits the local community and its inhabitants. The arrival of tourists affects the local culture and traditions. The nature and animals are not always respected.
There is no equilibrium between the benefits and burdens of tourism. We want to help to bring this balance. We are just as well part of the system and each hotel booked on BookDifferent has an influence on this equilibrium.
Therefore, we share 10% of our gross turnover with our valued partner organizations.
Our dedicated partners are:
The travel Foundation works in partnership with business and governments so that tourism brings greater benefits for people and the environment in a local community . Do you want to know more about the Travel Founation, please click this link.
Together with the Travel Foundation we work on achieving Global Goal 8 fair employment and economic growth.
World Wide Fund (WWF)
All life on Earth depends on a healthy ocean. Billions of us rely on it for food, livelihoods and many other services. A healthy ocean means healthy people, food security, regional stability and a flourishing ‘blue economy’. A big majority of all holidaymakers spend their holidays at the beach. The impact is enormous. Therefore we teamed up with WWF to support their projects to protect the oceans. Do you want to know more about the WWF, please click this link.
Together with the WWF we work on achieving Global Goal 14 protect of seas and oceans
This organization plants trees with primary school students. They will learn more about nature and we are able to compensate a part of the CO2 emitted by the hotels our guests stay in. The Global Forest Fund is an effective carbon-offsetting tool which is unique in its approach to the tree-planting activities in that the carbon sequestered through GFF projects to help communities around the world replant their local areas and live sustainably. Do you want to know more about the Global Forest Fund, please click this link.
Together with the Global Forest Fund we work on achieving Global Goal 13 Fight climate change
We work with this organization on defined projects so we can work towards a fixed results and measure the effects of these projects. At the end of each year we distribute to each to these organisations an equal amount.
This means that your hotel reservation always contributes to a more sustainable tourism sector and thus to a better world.
We contribute all together to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals where BookDifferent stands for (read more about by clicking this link here).