Category: Responsible Tourism

GVK MIAL strives for commitment towards meaningful participation in achieving SDGs

GVK Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) – the operator of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), published its fourth biennial Sustainability Report 2018, delineating its triple bottom line performance. The report is based on the theme – ‘Coming Together for a Sustainable Tomorrow’, showcases performance and achievements for FY 2016–17 and FY 2017–18. Through this […]

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Munich Airport and Lufthansa join hands for sustainable air travel

Munich Airport and Lufthansa are working together to make air travel sustainable and have made a public commitment to the goal of effectively limiting environmental and climate effects. In the new ‘Green Gate’ exhibition in the airport’s satellite terminal, passengers can now learn about the many-faceted programs and initiatives of the two companies to promote […]

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Enable Travel partners with Ezy Mov to make Goa accessible for travellers with mobility challenges

With an aim to make Goa a fully accessible destination and address different mobility issues of tourists, Enable Travel has partnered with Ezy Mov, India’s first wheelchair taxi service, to provide accessible guided tours in the state. Debolin Sen, Head, Enable Travel; Shama Noorani, Enable Travel expert, along with Bennet D’cunha, Co-Founder and CEO of […]

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Travel representatives unite against human trafficking at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Representatives from across the travel and tourism industry came together at the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva to call for collaborative actions to end human trafficking, forced labour and the sexual exploitation of children and share their initiatives that tackle key challenges associated with human rights issues. The United Nations […]

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Alila Anji resort supports sustainable tourism by opting for newer techniques

Alila Anji is supporting sustainable tourism and reducing its carbon footprint through the use of biodegradable materials. The resort takes great care in minimising its environmental impact by using primarily local materials and working with the landscape to preserve indigenous ecosystems. To reduce the plastic waste, the resort has discontinued serving plastic straws with beverages […]

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Argentina plans to promote ecotourism; to increase air connectivity

In the recently organised World Travel Market in London, delegates from Argentina’s Secretariat of State for Tourism announced the new initiatives to develop sustainable ecotourism in the nation and new plans of improving flight connectivity to the popular tourist destinations. Argentina saw seven million travellers in 2017 and is looking forward to welcoming nine million […]

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Kerala Tourism launches ecotourism microsite

In a bid to showcase the potentiality of the state as an ecotourism destination, Kadakampally Surendran, Tourism Minister of Kerala recently unveiled a microsite on ecotourism. The website contains details of about 47 popular ecotourism spots, 75 videos, 200 photographs, 10 e-brochures and information on 100 ecotourism programmes, a release said. The site also contains […]

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UAE unveils app to boost ecotourism

To attract visitors from around the world to the country’s natural wonders, the UAE launched the first phase of ecotourism drive.  An e-book app that features maps, images and video footage of the destinations was launched by Thani Al Zeyoudi, the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, to spread awareness about ecotourism. The app provides […]

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Travellers are opting for ecotourism options during the festive season: Ixigo study

According to a study by online travel platform Ixigo, ecotourism is gaining popularity as people look to escape offbeat locations in search of fresh air, especially during festivals. The data reveals that queries for ecotourism are on the rise, witnessing y-o-y spike of 25%. The data also showed that 38% people are travelling alone, while […]

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Hilton launches ‘Big Five’ initiative for sustainable travel and tourism across Africa

Hilton recently announced an initial investment of USD 1 million to drive sustainable travel and tourism in Africa. To do so, the company will focus on five key areas – Hilton’s Big Five: Youth Opportunity: investing in training and apprenticeship programmes to build a strong talent pipeline and tackle identified challenges for youth, including underemployment. […]

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