Category: Responsible Tourism

IHCL pledges to reduce water intensity by 5% within two years

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) announced an initiative to reduce overall water intensity by 5% within the next two years across all its hotels. EarthCheck will conduct a monthly audit to monitor IHCL’s sustainability practices and progress. The company has also launched a Water SMART contest wherein all hotels will participate to initiate a […]

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SeaWorld makes more than 35,000 rescues in 55 years; experts reveal threats to marine wildlife are accelerating

Since 1964, the same year SeaWorld first opened its gates, SeaWorld’s rescue teams have been on the frontlines of giving ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned animals a second chance at life. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment recently announced that SeaWorld Rescue has now come to the aid of more than 35,000 marine and terrestrial animals in […]

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Uttarakhand turns over a green leaf, to create ecotourism circles and destinations

Uttarakhand has taken a step towards sustainable tourism with the State Forest Department recognising five ecotourism circles and three ecotourism destinations. The officials have touted the move as a ‘game changer in conserving the forests and environment of the Himalayan state’. The ecotourism circles comprise Dehradun-Hrishikesh-Tehri, Ramnagar-Almora-Nainital, Yamuna Tons Valley, Haridwar-Pauri and Tanakpur-Champawat-Devidhura-Nainital. The latter […]

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Burj Al Arab Jumeirah pioneers turtle rehabilitation, sets an example for the hospitality industry

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah not only cuts a stunning silhouette against the skyline of the Emirate of Dubai, but the international luxury hospitality chain is also a pioneer in driving unique environmental changes. A case in point is the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) that they have undertaken, in collaboration with Dubai’s Wildlife Protection Office. […]

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goimomi announces #GreenHajj2019 challenge to promote responsible tourism

goimomi.com, a premier Islamic travel portal from India has launched the #GreenHajj2019 challenge shortly before the iconic pilgrimage commences this year. The holy journeys of Hajj and Umrah are undertaken by over 1.2 lakh pilgrims from India every year, in addition to a large number of pilgrims from all over the world. The immense traffic […]

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Over half of Indian travellers lean towards sustainable travelling, reveals Booking.com

Booking.com has released findings from its annual sustainable travel report revealing more than three quarters (81%) of Indian travellers believe that people need to act now and make sustainable travel choices to save the planet for future generations. While results were relatively consistent across ages, almost three-quarters (74%) of 46 to 55-year-olds most strongly believe […]

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Water Conservation Project opens at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) opened the Water Conservation Project, a garden-wide, multifaceted, and sustainable approach to outdoor water management at the Garden — the first project of its scale and complexity in North America. The project significantly reduces BBG’s impact on New York City’s water systems, and serves as a model for urban water management, […]

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UNWTO convenes cities in Lisbon to cooperate on a sustainable and inclusive urban tourism agenda

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organised by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Lisbon Municipality concluded recently in Lisbon, Portugal. The event gathered Mayors and high-level city representatives from around the world, UN agencies and the private sector to design a shared leadership aimed […]

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Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 25th anniversary with over 25% reduction of single-use plastic in a year

Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 25th Anniversary and Earth Day 2019 with over 25% group-wide reduction of single-use plastic in a year. The Group announced a pledge against single-use plastic in support of Earth Day 2018 theme End Plastic Pollution. Within a year, this declaration has inspired the change across its 48 hotels […]

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Boracay launches new initiative ‘Love Boracay’ to promote responsible and sustainable tourism

The Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) recently launched an initiative ‘Love Boracay: Celebrate, Rehabilitate’ to celebrate the rehabilitation efforts in the island which will run from April 26 to May 1. This week-long celebration aims to generate a sense of consciousness and participation for stakeholders, residents and tourists to support the government’s efforts on […]

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