Category: Responsible Tourism

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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Nominations open for Fifth TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards

  This year TOFTigers will be hosting the fifth TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards themed ‘Inclusive Conservation – People and Wildlife’. The awards are run by the nature stewardship alliance charity TOFTigers in association with Sanctuary Nature Foundation. Travellers and travel trade can vote on their best nature experiences from May 1. The Awards aim to […]

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IHCL takes additional strides to promote gender equality at workplace

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) announced two new programs in-line with its commitment to promote equal opportunities for women. The first is an incentive program for referring women candidates which entails a 30-50% higher referral amount to employees in case their selected reference happens to be a woman. The second is a policy announcement […]

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Routes and Roots- A sustainable approach towards Silk Route Tourism by Uzbekistan

                    The progressive perspective of any country depends upon the cultural and historical roots. The promotion of the country revolves around the route to reach the destination. I traversed through the route to reach the roots of Uzbek at a stupefying ambience of the vibrant Surajkund […]

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Club Mahindra launches ‘Bliss’ membership for senior citizens

                Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited (MHRIL) announced the launch of their special membership product, Bliss. Rolled out on pan-India basis, the product is customised to cater to the specific needs of senior citizens. Bliss is a 10 year membership product available across three categories – Bliss […]

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PATA holds Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 in Al Ain, UAE

                The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 began on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 180 delegates from 33 countries in attendance for the three-day niche event. The event, which was organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and hosted […]

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Kerala aims to focus on conservation and heritage preservation with new budget proposal

The tourism arena in Kerala will receive added support from the government with the state budget 2018 proposing close to INR 381 crore towards the development and promotion of the sector. An amount of INR 4.95 crore has been earmarked towards Responsible Tourism initiatives, while development of eco-tourism products would get INR 4.24 crore. The […]

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Alphons assures support to PETA to ban elephant rides

Ingrid Newkirk, Founder, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently called on K J Alphons, Minister of State for Tourism, Government of India, and submitted 63,000 digitally-signed appeals from tourists requesting a ban on elephant rides. The petition was a result of a viral video which showed that the elephant being used for […]

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