Category: Responsible Tourism

Jellyfish Water Sports organises Chaliyar River Paddle to spread awareness about clean waters

Jellyfish Water Sports attempts to bring together people who love water and water sports to spread awareness about conserving our water bodies through different kinds of paddling activities acting as a springboard for the cause. ‘Chaliyar River Paddle’ is the 6th edition of this annual event by Jellyfish Water Sports. The three-day paddling event held […]

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Bee+Hive launches booking platform for sustainable tourism

Bee+Hive has launched a booking platform featuring a search engine that curates sustainable travel experiences for its users. The not-for-profit organisation unites hotels and partners committed to the cause of sustainable tourism practices.  Speaking of the launch, Founder Bruno Correa said, “People are interested in travelling responsibly, but the process of identifying and selecting genuinely […]

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Palladium Hotel Group continues to remove single-use plastics and reinforces its environmental policy

Palladium Hotel Group held a campaign recently in all its hotels aimed at raising awareness of the role that people and companies play in fighting climate change and preserving the environment. The Spanish hotel company, which belongs to Empresas Matutes Group, has been promoting environmental initiatives and projects for years within the framework of its […]

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Accor wins Sustainable Business Awards for the third consecutive year

Accor was awarded two awards at the Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) for ‘Best Business Responsibility and Ethics’ and ‘Best Sustainability In the Community’ for its consistent commitment to operate in a responsible and ethical way and give back to the communities in which it operates. Accor’s Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Charter was established in 2015 […]

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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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