JoAnna Haugen

Founder
Rooted

JoAnna Haugen is a writer, speaker and solutions advocate who has worked in the travel and tourism industry for her entire career. She is also the founder of Rooted — a solutions platform at the intersection of sustainable tourism, social impact and storytelling. A returned US Peace Corps volunteer, international election observer and intrepid traveler, JoAnna helps tourism professionals decolonize travel and support sustainability using strategic communication skills.

JoAnna Haugen is tagged in 31 stories. Page 1 of 2.
Tourism Pledges Expand in Scope, Intention as Industry Reinvents Itself
Tourism Pledges Expand in Scope, Intention as Industry Reinvents Itself

Marketing and Comms / The success of tourism pledges lies with destinations, not travelers; and for any pledge to be effective, it must be used as part of a destination’s wider sustainable tourism strategy, rather than an isolated destination-management intervention. - 1 month ago

Ærli Aiming to Put Conscious, Regenerative Spin on Corporate Retreat Industry
Ærli Aiming to Put Conscious, Regenerative Spin on Corporate Retreat Industry

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The new Norwegian network of nine properties is on a mission to redefine business travel with experiences that embed and impart the very essence of sustainability and regenerative practices. - 1 month ago

New Research Highlights the Importance of Evolving Wildlife Tourism Policies
New Research Highlights the Importance of Evolving Wildlife Tourism Policies

Walking the Talk / Recent findings and the popularity of wildlife tourism show that tour operators should have an animal welfare policy in place alongside other social responsibility protocols that should evolve as new information becomes available. Travel companies needing to develop or update such a policy can begin with the tips below. - 3 months ago

4VI Creates New Model for Destination Marketing Organizations by Becoming a Social Enterprise
4VI Creates New Model for Destination Marketing Organizations by Becoming a Social Enterprise

Walking the Talk / Earlier this year, Tourism Vancouver Island evolved into a social enterprise called 4VI that supports communities, businesses, culture and environment. A social enterprise is a revenue-generating business that identifies a social benefit and directs its revenues toward it; in the tourism industry, this is a completely new way to operate. - 5 months ago

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Tourism Cares Lays Groundwork for ‘Meaningful Travel’ That Tackles Global Issues with Local Focus
Tourism Cares Lays Groundwork for ‘Meaningful Travel’ That Tackles Global Issues with Local Focus

Walking the Talk / Tourism must grapple with its place alongside growing and egregious social and environmental concerns. The Meaningful Travel Summit used Lake Tahoe as a case study of challenges and solutions for a specific destination; but everyone must reflect on these “global issues that need to be addressed, no matter where you work, or from what sector.” - 6 months ago

Benefits for Local Communities Shape Offerings for Regionally Focused Travel Companies
Benefits for Local Communities Shape Offerings for Regionally Focused Travel Companies

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Focusing resources beyond popular attractions, and a personal sense of pride and care for a place and its people, creates the conditions for well-supported communities. Because of this, regionally focused travel companies are uniquely situated to ensure tourism creates positive ripple effects where they operate. - 6 months ago

In a Sea of Low-Price, Profit-Driven Booking Platforms, Kind Traveler Prioritizes Impact
In a Sea of Low-Price, Profit-Driven Booking Platforms, Kind Traveler Prioritizes Impact

The Next Economy / Many mainstream travel agents still emphasize low prices and profit, treating both travelers and destinations as commodities; but Kind Traveler challenges the viability of such a model within an industry increasingly shaped by more conscious travelers. - 7 months ago

Initiative Offers Guidance to Help Vacation Rental Events Become More Sustainable
Initiative Offers Guidance to Help Vacation Rental Events Become More Sustainable

The Next Economy / The tourism industry is responsible for approximately 8% of global carbon emissions. For every event that commits to more sustainable practices, the VR sector does its part in helping the tourism industry as a whole become more resilient in the face of climate change. - 8 months ago

Meet Svart: The World’s First Off-Grid, Energy-Positive, Luxury Resort
Meet Svart: The World’s First Off-Grid, Energy-Positive, Luxury Resort

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The futuristic hotel is being built using a ‘360-degree, holistic circular approach.’ With a data-driven approach to next-level ecotourism, Svart’s goals include not only its guests’ relaxation, but education on environmental conservation, and changes in ‘attitude and behavior.’ - 9 months ago

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‘Get Nature Positive’ Responds to Urgent Biodiversity Crisis, Offers Guidance for UK-Based Companies
‘Get Nature Positive’ Responds to Urgent Biodiversity Crisis, Offers Guidance for UK-Based Companies

The Next Economy / The UK has lost almost half its wildlife and plant species since the Industrial Revolution. The new campaign, from the Council for Sustainable Business, specifically addresses nature-focused challenges and solutions for businesses. - 11 months ago

Citizen Science Engages Travelers, Contributes to Conservation Efforts
Citizen Science Engages Travelers, Contributes to Conservation Efforts

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The natural intersection of citizen science and tourism is obvious: If travelers are already participating in these activities, why not encourage deeper understanding and awareness about the natural world while also advancing scientific research? - 1 year ago

Tourism Carbon Labels Educate Travelers, Motivate Companies to Reduce Emissions
Tourism Carbon Labels Educate Travelers, Motivate Companies to Reduce Emissions

Marketing and Comms / Given the pandemic pause, it’s hard to say whether these labels will sway decision-making for travelers. Regardless, these publicly shared labels hold travel companies accountable for measuring, sharing and continuing to reduce their carbon emissions. - 1 year ago

Tourism Industry’s Vision for the Future Is Collaborative, Locally Focused
Tourism Industry’s Vision for the Future Is Collaborative, Locally Focused

The Next Economy / Many people are becoming more aware of their environmental footprint and the impact they have on people and the planet. This awareness can be harnessed by the tourism industry to shift passive sea-and-sun tourists into more conscientious, actively engaged travelers. - 1 year ago

‘Back to Life’ Program Seeds Regenerative Tourism Framework in New Zealand
‘Back to Life’ Program Seeds Regenerative Tourism Framework in New Zealand

The Next Economy / Taking advantage of the forced pandemic pause and building off the momentum of a less extractive tourism model already taking shape in the country’s Bay of Plenty, the online program provided a foundation for shaping thriving host communities rooted in local context and culture. - 1 year ago

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Flight-Shaming Movement Evolves Into Flight-Free Travel Trend
Flight-Shaming Movement Evolves Into Flight-Free Travel Trend

The Next Economy / It may have taken COVID-19 to put a hard and fast stop on flight travel; but during the pandemic pause, a more mindful approach to tourism has taken shape — as seen in a growing wave of flight-free offerings, specifically intended to keep people out of the sky. - 1 year ago

With Aggressive Expansion, Too Good to Go Doubles Down on Commitment to Address Food Waste
With Aggressive Expansion, Too Good to Go Doubles Down on Commitment to Address Food Waste

Waste Not / Beyond being the world’s largest business-to-consumer marketplace for surplus food, Too Good to Go is a movement. Not only does it offer a win-win-win solution for food, people and the planet — the company seeks to inspire and empower individuals around the world to take action against food waste. - 1 year ago

As Travel Resumes, So Does Focus on Decarbonization of Aviation
As Travel Resumes, So Does Focus on Decarbonization of Aviation

Product, Service & Design Innovation / After a lengthy pause, tourism stands on the precipice of restarting again. But even as many travelers prepare to take to the open skies, aviation continues to grapple with its oversized carbon footprint compared with the rest of the industry. - 1 year ago

New Rewilding Europe Partnership Offers Regenerative Model for Travel Industry
New Rewilding Europe Partnership Offers Regenerative Model for Travel Industry

The Next Economy / A new collaboration with Exodus Travels opens opportunities for tour operators and travelers to help regenerate biodiversity at degraded destinations — and a thoughtful model with which to reopen global travel. - 1 year ago

Safety, Nature, Resourcefulness Are Key Features of Sustainable Urban Design
Safety, Nature, Resourcefulness Are Key Features of Sustainable Urban Design

The Next Economy / The move toward more sustainable, inclusive and safer cities isn’t just better for the environment. These spaces contribute to a higher quality of life, foster community, encourage collaboration, and are more resilient and economically productive. - 1 year ago

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Destinations Limit Visitors, Define Ideal Travelers to Mitigate Overtourism
Destinations Limit Visitors, Define Ideal Travelers to Mitigate Overtourism

Behavior Change / Popular destinations are increasingly prioritizing quality over quantity, dispersing travelers across larger geographic areas, and clearly defining the kind of travelers they want to attract. By addressing overtourism in this way, they also place locals’ wellbeing at the forefront. - 1 year ago

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