Category Archives: Community development

WTTC visits RED to highlight one man’s journey through life in sustainable tourism video series

This spring, a film crew from the WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards visited RED Travel México to focus on the life of an unlikely conservationist, chef Hubert Murillo. If you’ve travelled with RED, you may have enjoyed the local flavor and passion that Hubert puts into his cooking. If you haven’t tried his chocolate clams, […]

​RED Welcomes New Executive Director of its Philanthropic Arm​

One of the things that sets RED apart is our hybrid model that combines a world class for-profit tour operator with a non-profit  organization (asociación civil or AC in México). This model gives us a wide range of tools in pursuit of our objectives of creating sustainable employment alternatives, generating support for conservation of species and habitat, […]

Building bridges to a sustainable future

Can you remember the first time you connected with nature? For some of us these experiences leave such an impact that they mark a turning point in our lives. At RED Travel México, we actively seek out opportunities to create life changing experiences through nature.This June, as part of the Puentes (Bridges) program of RED’s philanthropic arm Red […]

Scaling up impact: RED transfers sustainable tourism know-how to micro-enterprises and partner NGOs in Northwest Mexico

RED prides itself as an organization that views challenges, successes and failures as opportunities for learning, evolving and pushing the entire sustainable tourism sector forward in Mexico. Over the last five years we have developed tools and methodology to strengthen micro-enterprises and individuals committed to sustainable tourism. Over the last 18 months, RED has leveraged […]

RED Travel Mexico leverages corporate partnership to benefit social and conservation organizations in Northwest Mexico

This February RED hosted a group of employees from Lush Cosmetics on one of its signature Conservation Adventures in Magdalena Bay, in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico. The event, running for the third consecutive year, brings together Lush employees from across Canada and the US to work alongside one their Charity Pot recipients, […]

RED Sustainable Travel selected as Finalist for 2015 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed the 15 finalists for its 2015 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. With categories covering destination stewardship, community benefit, environmental management, workforce development and innovation, and a rigorous judging process, these Awards provide the highest accolade for sustainability in the global Travel & Tourism industry. RED Sustainable Travel […]

How much is that fish in your hand worth five years from now?

For two weeks this June I was surrounded for 14 hours a day by biologists, oceanographers, a couple economists, and a few postgrad students from Mexico’s UNAM university thrown in for good measure. The collective experience and knowledge of these individuals is so important to conservation in Mexico that you would not want them all […]

Ranchero traditions come to life

Community tourism businesses aren’t created overnight; rather they are constructed over a generation. To start, it takes the vision of a community like Las Ánimas, a collection of ranchos inhabited by 45 families in the Sierra la Giganta range of Baja California Sur. In late August, RED Sustainable Travel celebrated that vision with the community of […]

LUSH Cosmetics – making an impact in Magdalena Bay

At RED, we work to create life changing experiences for people from all walks of life. If you have traveled with RED, you became immersed in the natural wonders of our corner of Mexico.  

One Turtle Saved

Fifteen years ago the hawksbill sea turtle in my hands would have been hog-tied, whisked hundreds of miles, slaughtered and carved into trinkets. Today, it swam free. On Baja’s Pacific coast, an adult male hawksbill sea turtle found its way into a fisherman’s net.