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Beyond Green Partners with andBeyond for Sustainable Travel

Beyond Green – a global portfolio of planet Earth’s most sustainable hotels, resorts, and lodges – is proud to announce the signing of an expanded partnership with andBeyond, which will see the addition of 23 new andBeyond properties to the Beyond Green leadership portfolio. As part of this enhanced collaboration, andBeyond will continue to service Beyond Green’s Plan Your Trip itinerary program, offering new bespoke travel itineraries through Africa and the Americas, which are available for booking now. This strategic partnership reflects the alignment of both companies’ commitment to sustainability leadership across the key pillars of Nature, Culture, and Community, exemplifying a shared dedication to driving positive change within the travel industry.

Since its launch in 2021 by Preferred Travel Group, Beyond Green has experienced a steady growth of diverse accommodations that each uphold rigorous sustainability standards across environmentally friendly practices, support for natural and cultural heritage, the social and economic wellbeing of local communities, and sustainable tourism management. Through partnerships with like-minded properties and thought leaders, the brand aims to support and amplify the impactful work of its member hotels that are walking the walk of sustainability leadership around the world. Similarly, andBeyond has demonstrated a deep commitment to sustainability since its inception in 1991, pioneering initiatives in community-based conservation, wildlife protection, and environmental stewardship. Together, Beyond Green and andBeyond are proud to harness the power of sustainable tourism partnership and collaboration to scale collective positive impact and champion travel as a force for good.

“Through this forward-looking approach with andBeyond, we are uniquely positioned to effect meaningful change in the tourism sector, inspiring travelers to embark on journeys that prioritize sustainability and the protection of our planet,” said Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO of Beyond Green. “There is no better or more critical time than now for us to unite and build a better, brighter future for all.”

“As part of our 2030 vision to scale our impact through strategic partnerships and coalitions of change, we are incredibly pleased to announce an expanded collaboration with Beyond Green,” said Joss Kent, Executive Chairman and CEO, andBeyond. “Their dedication to sustainability exemplifies our own ethos as a bespoke luxury travel company committed to responsible travel across our operational footprint. As global focus continually shifts toward the urgent preservation of Earth’s wild places, we believe our expanded partnership will be a powerful continued influence shifting travelers to more sustainable travel practices.”

The two brands launched their original collaboration in 2021, when four andBeyond properties – andBeyond Vira Vira (Pucón, Chile), andBeyond Bateleur Camp (Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya), andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (Sossusvlei Private Desert Reserve), and andBeyond Mnemba Island, which is currently undergoing a comprehensive refurbishment and will reopen in October 2024 (Zanzibar, Tanzania) – joined the Beyond Green portfolio as founding members. These original four properties will be joined by 23 others including the newly launched andBeyond Punakha River Lodge in Bhutan, the recently renovated andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge in South Africa, and andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp in South Africa, which will reopen in September. Upon passing a Beyond Green on-site inspection led by a third-party sustainable tourism expert, the 23 lodges and camps listed below will become bookable on Beyond Green’s ‘Hotels’ page on StayBeyondGreen.com. These inspections have already commenced and are scheduled to take place on a rolling basis over the next 12 months.

andBeyond Benguerra Island (Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique)
andBeyond Chobe Under Canvas (Chobe National Park, Botswana)
andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge (Serengeti National Park, Tanzania)
andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp (Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya)
andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp (Sabi Sand Nature Reserve, South Africa)
andBeyond Klein’s Camp (Serengeti National Park, Tanzania)
andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania)
andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge (Ngala Private Game Reserve, South Africa)
andBeyond Ngala Tented Camp (Ngala Private Game Reserve, South Africa)
andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania)
andBeyond Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
andBeyond Phinda Forest Lodge (Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa)
andBeyond Phinda Homestead (Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa)
andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge (Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa)
andBeyond Phinda Rock Lodge (Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa)
andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge (Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa)
andBeyond Phinda Zuka Lodge (Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa)
andBeyond Punakha River Lodge (Punakha, Bhutan)
andBeyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge (Okavango Delta, Botswana)
andBeyond Savute Under Canvas (Chobe National Park, Botswana)
andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas (Serengeti National Park, Tanzania)
andBeyond Tengile River Lodge (Sabi Sand Nature Reserve, South Africa)
andBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp (Okavango Delta, Botswana)

The new itineraries available for immediate booking via Beyond Green’s dedicated Plan Your Trip itinerary program, include:

11-day/10-night Philanthropic Journey Across South Africa with Safari and Local Community Experiences
9-day/8-night Grand Tour of South Africa with Game Drives and Cape Town Excursion
9-day/8-night Trip Through Botswana with Premier Game-Viewing and Bird-Watching Experiences
9-day/8-night Expedition Through East Africa’s Legendary Masai Mara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater
13-day/12-night Epic Voyage Across Rwanda, Botswana, and South Africa with Gorilla Trekking and Safari Experiences
9-day/8-night Adventure in Chile Exploring the Atacama Desert, Santiago and Pucón
15-day/14-night Impact Journey into South America Exploring Wildlife Conservation Projects Aimed at Protecting Jaguars and Pumas (a limited-edition itinerary)
19 days/18-night Transformative Impact Trek from Chilean Patagonia to the Antarctic Peninsula with Kris Tompkins, President and co-founder of Tompkins Conservation, and former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. (a limited-edition itinerary)
8-day/7-night Venture Through the Galapagos Islands Aboard the Brand New andBeyond Galapagos Explorer yacht, with Snorkeling, Hiking, and Birdwatching

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