Category: Responsible Tourism

TIRUN competes in Oxfam India Trailwalker 2020 – India’s biggest walkathon for a cause

Walk for a change and leave a trail for others to join. Perhaps, this thought was on the minds of TIRUN Travel Marketing’s 4-member team – led by Varun Chadha – as they covered a 100-kilometer stretch during February 7 to 9 at Oxfam India’s global flagship fundraising event, ‘Oxfam India Trailwalker’. Starting from the […]

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Air New Zealand takes native birds under its wing in new safety video

  Air New Zealand has hatched its latest video, A Journey to Safety. The video highlights the impact of New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis through the story of a young girl who transports a lost takahē to his new home with help from Air New Zealand and the Department of Conservation (DOC). The airline’s latest offering […]

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TENCEL Home to offer eco-friendly luxury to hotels across India

Lenzing Group (Lenzing) announced its plan to bring its TENCEL branded fibres for the hospitality industry in India to power the comfort and performance-driven category with environment-friendly materials. Lenzing has already been partnering with some of the leading home and furnishing brands and manufacturers of the country like D’décor, Welspun, Trident, Spread Home, etc. It […]

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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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