Category: Responsible Tourism

To curb the adversities of overtourism UNWTO launches new report

In order to help cities and its residents help manage growing urban tourism flows, World Tourism Organization launched a new report. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions was launched during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The report examines how to manage tourism in urban […]

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PATA partners with The Travel Corporation to address food waste in tourism sector

To address food waste in tourism, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced a partnership with The Travel Corporation (TTC). As an official sponsor of the BUFFET (Building an Understanding for Food Excess in Tourism) initiative, TTC has made a commitment to help raise awareness of food waste in the travel and tourism industry […]

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Ecotourism: The confluence of responsibility and tourism

With the constant boom in global travel and tourism industry, the stakeholders of the industry including travellers have become more alert to environmental and sustainable elements of a destination. Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Aditi Balbir, Founder & CEO, V Resorts said, “Responsible tourism is no longer a matter of choice for operators today. […]

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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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