Category: Responsible Tourism


PATA and Global Sustainable Tourism Council organises sustainable tourism training

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) in association with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will be conducting a Sustainability Training Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand from September 15-17, 2015. This opportunity is tailored for tourism and environmental professionals seeking education of sustainable tourism best practices. Hotel managers, destination planners and managers, protected area managers, architects, […]

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EarthCheck increases connections with small island destinations

EarthCheck, the global leader in sustainable tourism, has signed a service and support agreement with H Factory, a specialist in hotel services and management for the tourism industry in the Indian Ocean & South Africa. Christophe Carlier, CEO of H Factory, noted that the agreement marked an exciting juncture for sustainable tourism in the region. […]

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International Convention on Tourism Ethics proposed by WCTE

The transformation of the Global Code of Ethics into a full international convention as a means to boost the responsibility of governments in this field and advance the impact of the Code was the main topic discussed at the 15th meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE). Alongside this issue, the WCTE looked […]

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Cinnamon Lodge Habarana brings Green to Sri Lankan Heartland

The five-star Cinnamon Lodge Habarana in Sri Lanka is sprawled over 27 acres of lush forested land. Chalet-type accommodation is situated in tranquil surroundings with pathways and podiums inspired by the glorious remains of Ritigala, a 6th century Buddhist monastery. Other ancient historical sites – the Sigiriya Fortress, the UNESCO World Heritage capital cities of […]

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Carnival Corporation to build four next-generation cruise ships

Carnival Corporation & plc announced it has signed a multi-billion dollar contract to build four next-generation cruise ships with the largest guest capacity in the world. The contract with Meyer Werft is part of larger previously announced strategic memo of understanding with leading shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Fincantieri S.p.A for nine new ship orders between […]

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Danube region to host Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories

In a joint effort to advance sustainable tourism development in the Danube region, UNWTO and the countries in the Danube have agreed to establish a Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories in the region, under the auspices of UNWTO. The formal agreement was signed during an official visit of UNWTO’s Secretary-General to Bulgaria. On the occasion […]

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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort opens in the Blue Mountains

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is nestled between two of Australia’s most prominent national parks, the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, forming the centrepiece for unique experiences and insights into Australia’s wildlife, history and cultural heritage. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a conservation-based […]

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Qantas offsets carbon emissions of its domestic flights on WED

Qantas offsets the carbon emissions of all domestic flights on World Environment Day (WED) as the national carrier launches a series of new sustainability initiatives. To mark WED, Qantas is reinvigorating its Fly Carbon Neutral programme, which gives customers the option of paying a small amount to offset the emissions associated with their flight – […]

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Ecolab headlines EarthCheck sustainability and responsible tourism forum

Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has joined forces with EarthCheck, the world’s leading environmental management and professional service group, to address the most critical sustainability challenges facing Asia’s booming travel industry. Industry thought leaders representing 15 tourism brands including hotel groups with a combined portfolio of more […]

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Moreen Beach Resort & Spa certified for sustainable practices

Moreen Beach Resort & Spa Marsa Alam receives its first certification on sustainable practices from Green Globe. The upscale 5-star Concorde Moreen Beach Resort & Spa Marsa Alam is located at Abu Dabur Bay on Moreen Beach in Egypt. Dr Mohamed Moustafa, General Manager at Moreen Beach Resort & Spa said, “We are honoured to […]

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