About

A sense of
eco-venture

Travel is one of the worst industries for the environment. We want to change that.

Halting rainforest deforestation and allowing for regrowth could mitigate up to 50% of net global emissions through 2050, and reverse catastrophic biodiversity loss. Therefore we can not only save our species from extinction, we can save our planet by protecting the rainforests. They are the lungs of our planet. In addition, the majority of the world’s plants and animals are found there. We depend on rainforests for one fifth of all freshwater on the planet and for removing around 2 billion tons of CO2 from our atmosphere, cooling our planet and keeping it healthy. This is why we partner with Rainforest Trust.

We want
to change
the travel industry

& save the planet while exploring it.

Every hand picked stay
 is eco-friendly.
We also display nature experiences.

Every booking with us
will save at least
 2 acres of Rainforest.

The birth of the next big thing
in eco-travel

Where the F*** is all the snow?

During a ski trip in Japan, Ed noticed the lack of snow. There should be meters of it. He then started to do some research, asking locals about this issue. It turned out there is less and less snow every year because of the rapidly worsening climate crisis. There must be a way of travelling while giving back to the planet.

The birth of the next
big thing
in eco-travel

Where the F*** is all the snow?

During a ski trip in Japan, Ed noticed the lack of snow. There should be meters of it. He then started to do some research, asking locals about this issue. It turned out there is less and less snow every year because of the rapidly worsening climate crisis. There must be a way of travelling while giving back to the planet.

Our partnership with Rainforest Trust

There is no time to waste!

We've been giving back since the beginning.
So far we've protected 769 acres of rainforest. Which is the equivalent of 437 football fields and will remove 76,900 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. Book your next adventure with us, and help us reach our target of 1 million acres of rainforest saved by 2025.

Meet the team

The minds behind the dream.

EDGAR / ED

CEO / Founder

FELICIA

Marketing Manager

CHRIS

Head of Design

AVALON

Business Dev. Manager

EDGAR / ED

CEO / Founder

FELICIA

Marketing Manager

CHRIS

Head of Design

AVALON

Business Dev. Manager

OZGUR

Head of Tech

BAŞAK

Operations

SAMANTHA

UX / Marketing

CAROLYN

Advisory Board

SAM

Advisory Board

SINEM

Operations Manager

BAŞAK

Operations

SAMANTHA

UX / Marketing

OZGUR

Head of Tech

CAROLYN

Advisory Board

SAM

Advisory Board

SINEM

Operations Manager

Our declaration

Tourism declares a climate emergency

The climate crisis is knocking more and more aggressively at our front doors. And how we address the issue will be key to our survival in the coming decades. We’ve proudly signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports tourism businesses, organizations, and individuals in declaring a climate emergency and taking purposeful action to reduce their carbon emissions as per the advice from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030. To make lasting change for the future, we must all join together as a community to protect the future of our planet, and all living beings calling it home.

Biostays have committed to the following actions in order to protect our planet and reduce emissions:

1. Created a ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ which sets out our intentions to reduce carbon emissions over the next decade and save 1 million acres of rainforest.
2. Share an initial public declaration of our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’, and update on progress each year.
3. Accept current IPCC advice stating the need to cut global carbon emissions to 55% below 2017 levels by 2030 in order to keep the planet within 1.5 degrees of warming. Our ‘Climate Emergency Plan’ is woven into the DNA of our company and our operations. We pledge to save at least 2 acres of rainforest with every booking made on our website. Every year we will review the progress of our 'Climate Emergency Plan' and make transparent improvements where necessary.
4. Encourage our suppliers and partners to make the same declaration; sharing best practices amongst peers, and actively participate in the Tourism Declares community. We only work with hotels/properties/experience providers who are eco-friendly, and we fully vet them ourselves before partnering.
6. Advocate and champion radical change. We recognize the need for urgent industry (and everything else for that matter) level changes. It starts with offering the customer better, more environmentally regenerative solutions. And that's what we are best at!

Every booking on this website will fund the protection of at least 2 acres of rainforest. 1 acre of rainforest will remove 100 tons of carbon from the atmosphere. We have already saved 756 acres of rainforest, mitigating 75600 tons of Carbon from the atmosphere. Our target is 1 million acres saved by 2025.

Every hotel/property/experience provider on our website has been hand-picked by us and we vet their sustainability practices. If we are satisfied they meet certain requirements, then we agree to partner with them. Criteria include recycling, minimal water use for housekeeping, minimal supplier-to-table distance for their restaurant/kitchen, solar and renewable power sources, etc. Other aspects we look at are whether or not they offer nature activities, cultural and landscape learnings, and their respect for the surrounding nature when it comes to architecture.

We do not offer flights tickets due to the carbon footprint associated with air travel, and where possible we advise customers to take less carbon-intensive options, like public transport and electric vehicle-friendly hotels.