Category: Responsible Tourism

Edible Straws, Vegan ‘Beef’ and Biodegradable Cups: Lux South Ari Atoll launches new eco-initiatives

LUX South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, recently awarded ‘Leading Eco-Friendly Resort in the Maldives’ at the South Asian Travel Awards 2019, presents their latest sustainability initiatives: edible straws, biodegradable cups and plant-based ‘beef’. The biodegradable straws, made from cooked rice flour, tapioca starch and water, can last up to one hour before they soften […]

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Dubai Airports readies for ban on single-use plastics

Change is coming to the world of air travel as the self-imposed deadline looms for a ban on all single-use plastics at the world’s busiest international airport, Dubai International (DXB). Announced by the operator, Dubai Airports, Dubai’s two airports (DXB and DWC) will soon be free of single-use plastics in a bid to manage environmental […]

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Air New Zealand trials edible coffee cups as it explores innovative waste reduction measures

Air New Zealand has begun trialling edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground as it explores new and innovative ways to meet its sustainability challenges. The airline currently serves more than eight million cups of coffee each year. Air New Zealand Senior Manager Customer Experience Niki Chave said that while […]

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Club Med to pioneer new sustainable resort in secret Kota Kinabalu location

Club Med announced plans to open its first resort near Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state, in the northern part of Borneo Island late 2022. Located at Kuala Penyu Beach – just 90-minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport – the premium all-inclusive Club Med resort with a Club Med Exclusive Collection space […]

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Tourism Authority of Thailand joins forces with Thai Airways to promote 60th anniversary promotions

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is joining forces with Thai Airways International (THAI) to mark their 60th anniversaries in 2020 with a range of tourism promotions aimed at strengthening the kingdom’s positioning as a preferred tourist destination whilst promoting responsible tourism, in line with the global sustainable development goals. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, […]

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Etihad and Boeing unveil the ‘Etihad Greenliner’, to explore ‘blue sky’ opportunities to cut CO2 emissions

Etihad Airways and Boeing announced a first-of-its-kind ‘eco partnership’, in which a specially-themed Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be used to test products, procedures and initiatives designed to reduce aircraft carbon emissions. The ‘Etihad Greenliner’, to be introduced early next year, will be used by both companies to explore and assess environmental sustainability initiatives while the […]

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Ministry of Tourism takes steps to minimise the use of single-use plastics in tourist sites

Ministry of Tourism has taken various steps to minimise the use of the Single-Use Plastic (SUP) by the creation of awareness among stakeholders so as to make tourists sites plastic-free through the offices under its administrative control. These steps include: Awareness creation for the eradication of SUP among the tourists such as campaign at iconic […]

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Qantas Group to slash carbon emissions

The Qantas Group will reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in a major expansion of the airline’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. With actions already started, the national carrier will immediately double the number of flights being offset; cap net emissions from 2020 onwards and invest $50 million over 10 years to help […]

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Kerala tourist spots to be made differently-abled friendly by 2021

Kerala State Tourism Minister Kadamapally Surendran in a recent statement said that tourist hotspots in the state are all set to become differently-abled friendly by 2021. Various other facilities including special parking areas and toilet facilities will be made available for the differently-empowered tourists to enjoy barrier-free holidaying in the State, he said in the […]

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Tourism Authority of Thailand along with Expedia Group and UNESCO launch Sustainable Tourism Pledge

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) together with the Expedia Group and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), are launching a global sustainable tourism initiative, ‘The UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge’ (the Pledge), to reduce single-use plastic whilst promoting local cultural and community activities in Thailand. The Pledge renews an existing MOU agreement […]

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