If you’re looking to give a gift that stands apart or planning next year’s vacation, consider Certified B Corporations that offer getaway experiences. Whether your travel plans include a volunteer-oriented vacation, a family ski trip, or a once-in-a-lifetime international journey, the B Corps in the list below stand ready to help you visit your dream destination while doing business with companies that match your values and allow you to vote every day as you escape the everyday.
And who says travel has to be one-dimensional? Through these B Corps’ programming, facilities and sustainable practices, they provide travel experiences that allow you to make memories and help build a better world at the same time.
Life-Changing Experiences with Wildlife
Animal Experience International (AEI) empowers animal lovers, students, professionals, and adventure seekers to travel and build a better world by volunteering with animals. Founded by a wildlife veterinarian and a volunteer coordinator for wildlife rehabilitation centers, the B Corp offers safe and ethical travel experiences that allow travelers to do what they enjoy and make a difference. From sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica to wildlife rehabilitation in Australia to elephant rescue in Thailand — and plenty of other options around the world — AEI experiences are designed to match clients with animal-related volunteer opportunities. Based in Barrie, Ontario, AEI has been a B Corp since 2013.
Less Stuff, More Experiences
This newly certified B Corp offers travel experiences designed to provide moments of discovery and exploration — as noted in its manifesto: “We invest in experiences, instead of more stuff.” Based in Portland, Oregon, Modern Adventure partners with brands and “tastemakers,” including chefs, fitness trainers, art gallery owners and other creative specialists, who accompany travelers for these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Global travel options that cover Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas are created to enhance the positive differences that travel can make while minimizing its negative effects.
Destinations Fit for Families
Families looking to make memories together on the road can turn to Legacy Vacation Resorts, an Orlando, Florida-based B Corp that provides sustainable, affordable and memorable vacation experiences. With destinations in four U.S. regions — from Florida’s East to West Coasts, the Colorado Rockies, the New Jersey shore, and Reno, Nevada — Legacy Vacation Resorts offers getaways in a range of climates and terrains. Its workers are a vital part of the experience, and their role in designing memorable vacations shows how Legacy Vacation Resorts values its employees so they in turn take care of travelers. While using its business as a force for good, Legacy Vacation Resorts aims to lead by example in the hospitality industry through conscious practices including carbon footprint offsetting, waste reduction and enhanced recycling efforts, and a living wage initiative for employees.
Traveling in (Personal) Style
Intrepid Group was founded to create a style of travel that could benefit travellers as well as the places and people they visit. With three tour operator brands, more than 25 destination management companies, and a not-for-profit foundation, the Melbourne, Australia-based B Corp has a history of leadership in sustainability, from incorporating carbon-neutral trips to stopping elephant rides. This year Intrepid Group made several updates to address overtourism, including changing itineraries in Vietnam and Sri Lanka in response to crowding pressures, replacing flights on Iran trips with overnight and day trains, and removing single-use plastics from adventure cruises.
Learn more about travel-related B Corps on B the Change:
- 3 Ways to ‘B’ a Partner: Create, Share, Support: Certified B Corporations Benefit From the Power of Collaboration
- Minding and Offsetting the Environmental Costs of Travel: Costa Rican Tourist Destination Values Nature as Stakeholder
- Accelerating Industrywide Action on Sustainable Tourism: B Corp Better Places Builds on Travel Offsets Program
- Vendedy: Connecting Travelers Worldwide to the $10 Trillion Street-Market Economy
- Can Carbon Offsets Work? Eric Zimmerman and TripZero Join Others in Offsetting Emissions From Travel
B the Change gathers and shares the voices from within the movement of people using business as a force for good and the community of Certified B Corporations. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the nonprofit B Lab.