Category: Responsible Tourism

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Bhutan presents CO2-poor tourism products at ITB Berlin 2015

Bhutan is a low-CO2 travel destination with a CO2 footprint, which is well below the world average. The small country in the Himalayas has anchored environmental protection in the Constitution and knowing that tourism contributes significantly to CO2 emissions, Bhutan wish to improve their environmental performance further. On the ITB 2015 in Berlin, Bhutan presents […]

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Mövenpick Hotel Nuremberg-Airport provides sustainability

The 4-star property Mövenpick Hotel Nuremberg-Airport in Germany, situated next to Nuremberg Airport, is the perfect location for business travellers and guests alike. It also offers the convenience of the local metro station at its front door. Green Globe congratulates Mövenpick Hotel Nurnberg-Airport on its re-certification for the third year and its magnificent compliance score […]

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ICTP & Vanilla Islands discuss on low-carbon & sustainable future

Vanilla Islands of the Indian Ocean looks at low carbon and sustainable future as a region when they meet Geoffrey Lipman of ICTP & SUN Project for Green Growth. Representatives of the Vanilla Islands met at the Seychelles Pavilion at ITB to plan the future collaboration for their member states in this unique tropical paradise […]

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Mekong Tourism Forum 2015 moves to Danang, Vietnam

The 2015 Mekong Tourism Forum is set to be hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam in Da Nang City at the beautiful central coast on 16 to 19 June, 2015. Under the theme, ‘Unlocking the Potential of the Mekong Region via Innovative Partnerships’, the tourism event for the Mekong region […]

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Mekong Delta Green Tourism Week 2015 to boost regional tourism

The Mekong Delta Green Tourism Week in 2015 is expected to spur developments in the regional tourism, contributing to the region’s socio-economic growth. The program, organised from June 18-24, includes six main events of meetings, conferences, fairs, investment promotion in green tourism, solutions for tourism connections and development between localities in the region. Deputy PM […]

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TripAdvisor programme helps travellers select sustainable hotels

GreenLeaders, TripAdvisor’s new sustainable hotel programme, aims to “gives consumers around the world a simple way to make greener travel choices, right at the point at which they are making that decision.” 8,000 hotels are already participating and earning green badges on the popular travel review site. The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders programme allows hotels to self-report […]

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National Geographic with ITB Berlin launches World Legacy Awards

During a colourful awards ceremony held at ITB Berlin, the five winners of the 2015 National Geographic World Legacy Awards were announced. A partnership between the National Geographic Society and ITB Berlin, the World Legacy Awards showcase the leading companies, organisations and destinations — ranging from hotels to eco-lodges and from small islands to entire […]

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts achieves global CO2 reduction target

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts stated that it has achieved World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Climate Savers Program targets, reducing its operational CO2 emissions by 20% below 2006 levels. In doing so, the luxury hotel brand known for its industry-leading sustainability programming becomes the first hotel brand and Canadian-based Company to meet this ambitious environmental goal. WWF’s […]

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Hotel Verde in Cape Town impresses global tourism leaders

UNWTO Secretary-General, Dr Taleb Rifai, and President and CEO of WTTC, David Scowsill, visited South Africa to deliberate with the government and public sector stakeholders around the topics of responsible and sustainable tourism growth. “Fortunately, it is possible to build a tourism economy that is both responsible and inclusive,” said Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom. […]

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