Category: Responsible Tourism

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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J&K government bans use of polythene at tourism hot-spots

In a move to conserve the nature and to promote green and sustainable tourism, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has declared tourist hotspots and resorts in Ladakh and Kashmir as no polythene zones. The government also banned the use of non-biodegradable plastic at the tourist hot-spots. Mehmood Shah, Director, Kashmir Tourism, said, “In order to […]

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UNWTO nominates Messi as the ambassador of responsible tourism

One of the best footballers of this generation, Lionel Messi joins the World Tourism Organization to promote the value of responsible tourism. Recently, the UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili, appointed Messi as UNWTO Ambassador for Responsible Tourism. On being appointed as the ambassador for responsible tourism, Messi Said,“During my travels, I have had the opportunity to […]

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Westin Hotels & Resorts announces responsible well-being initiative

Westin Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of Project Rise: ThreadForward, an unprecedented sustainability program that collects, processes and reweaves hotel bed linens transforming them into thousands of pairs of children’s pajamas. The first-of-its-kind pajamas will be distributed to children in need, whose circumstances can contribute to shortened and more fragmented sleep. Beginning April 16, […]

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Angadipetty Kerala Ayurveda museum opens in Thekkady

Kerala Responsible Ayurveda Tourism Educational Resource (KRATER) is a new initiative to provide authentic scientific awareness to common people who are in search of the true spirit and richness of Ayurveda. Its objective conceptualisation led to the establishment of Kerala Ayurveda Museum as Angadipetty, the registered trademark under Trade Marks Registry, Government of India. It […]

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