Category: Responsible Tourism

Indian Hotels Company Limited to eliminate use of plastic straws across all its hotels

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) recently announced the elimination of plastic straws from all its hotels. This decision comes close on the heels of a move to phase out single-use plastics on the occasion of Earth Hour. Earlier this year, the company had also launched its first ever ‘Zero Single-Use Plastic Hotel’, Taj Exotica […]

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J&K Governor Advisor: Promoting ecotourism can help tourism industry thrive

Jammu and Kashmir’s Advisor to the Governor, Khursheed Ganai said the state’s tourism industry will thrive if it is promoted as an eco-tourism destination. Ganai also urged the youth in protecting the environment and conserving natural resources of the state. According to an official spokesperson, the advisor was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of third […]

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UAE to launch ecotourism project to boost sustainable tourism

To make UAE a sustainable tourist destination, the nation has introduced the National Ecotourism Project which aims to make it a leading ecotourism destination.   The launch was announced by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) as global travel and tourism phenomena which indicates the emergence of ecotourism, a trend widely embraced by […]

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South Africa Tourism partners to launch joint #WaterWise Tourism global marketing campaign

Cape Town and the Western Cape – Africa’s leading tourist region – is building a more sustainable tourism destination, as it develops numerous responses to its severe drought. The joint response from the government, citizens, and the tourism industry is emerging as best practice for sustainable water management and promoting “water-wise tourism” in the face of climate change.  […]

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Brazil to be a responsible tourism destination with the launch of MUDA

Estação Gabiraba, Inverted America Travel, Uakari Lodge, Tropical Tree Climbing, Turismo Consciente and Vivejar have launched MUDA – Brazilian Collective for Responsible Tourism to support responsible tourism in Brazil. MUDA means ‘Change’ and these companies have formed a collective and collaborated to position Brazil as a responsible tourism destination. “We believe in collaboration and partnership. […]

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Lady Keane College organises programme on responsible tourism

Lady Keane College in Shillong organised a 10-day programme named ‘Responsible Tourism and Entrepreneurship Development’ funded by the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUS) to improve awareness on responsible tourism practices and to encourage entrepreneurship for the young women of the college. The main focus of the programme was entrepreneurial values, business basics, branding fundamentals and […]

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Indian travellers eye sustainable tourism

As per a survey, 97% Indian travellers prefer sustainable tourism during their holidays and are also willing to pay an extra amount if required. 73% of Indian travellers always or often choose sustainable travel and around 32% wish to pay at least 15% more to ensure as low impact on the environment, revealed the report. […]

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Responsible Tourism Mission to launch a web portal to provide information on art, artisans

To help people from around the globe access Kerala’s tradition, art forms and artefacts, Responsible Tourism (RT) Mission has decided to introduce a web portal that consists of information and facts about the State’s art forms, artisans and handicraft products. People who love art forms can make an online booking for performances for an event […]

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Kerala Tourism to appoint third genders and differently abled

Kerala Tourism will soon hire 1,000 tourism resource persons as part of an initiative to promote tourism in the state at the grass-roots level. With a motive to create equality for all the citizens of the state, the government has taken this step to post the third gender and differently abled for tourism promotions in […]

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Manipur Tourism promotes eco-friendly and sustainable tourism

W Ibohal Singh, Director of Tourism, Government of Manipur stated in a press conference of HODs organised by DIPR for highlighting the activities and achievements of the Government of Manipur held at DIPR Complex, Moirangkhom, Imphal that the tourism department is giving its priority to promote eco-friendly and sustainable tourism in the state. He said […]

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