Category: Responsible Tourism

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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Oman Air turns off lights for Earth Hour 2019

Oman Air’s headquarters in Muscat, as well as across its network destinations marked Earth Hour at 8.30pm (local time) on March 30. The airline was joined by tens of thousands of organisations and hundreds of millions of people around the world to mark Earth Hour by turning off lights for one hour to highlight the […]

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Mumbai Airport bags Gold award at the ACI Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2019

The Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), a GVK-led company that manages the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) bagged the Gold award at the ACI Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2019. The Airport Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific announced the results of the Green Airports Recognition 2019. The eminent panel of judges lauded the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj […]

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Dorsett Wanchai launches eco-friendly Dorsett Ecovalue+ programme

Dorsett Wanchai, Hong Kong, an EarthCheck silver-certified green hotel for three years in a row, is joining hands with travellers to show their love for the planet with the newly launched eco-friendly Dorsett Ecovalue+ programme. Guests who join the hotel to reduce the impact on the environment by opting out of the full housekeeping service […]

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GVK MIAL strives for commitment towards meaningful participation in achieving SDGs

GVK Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) – the operator of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), published its fourth biennial Sustainability Report 2018, delineating its triple bottom line performance. The report is based on the theme – ‘Coming Together for a Sustainable Tomorrow’, showcases performance and achievements for FY 2016–17 and FY 2017–18. Through this […]

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Munich Airport and Lufthansa join hands for sustainable air travel

Munich Airport and Lufthansa are working together to make air travel sustainable and have made a public commitment to the goal of effectively limiting environmental and climate effects. In the new ‘Green Gate’ exhibition in the airport’s satellite terminal, passengers can now learn about the many-faceted programs and initiatives of the two companies to promote […]

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Enable Travel partners with Ezy Mov to make Goa accessible for travellers with mobility challenges

With an aim to make Goa a fully accessible destination and address different mobility issues of tourists, Enable Travel has partnered with Ezy Mov, India’s first wheelchair taxi service, to provide accessible guided tours in the state. Debolin Sen, Head, Enable Travel; Shama Noorani, Enable Travel expert, along with Bennet D’cunha, Co-Founder and CEO of […]

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Travel representatives unite against human trafficking at UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

Representatives from across the travel and tourism industry came together at the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva to call for collaborative actions to end human trafficking, forced labour and the sexual exploitation of children and share their initiatives that tackle key challenges associated with human rights issues. The United Nations […]

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Alila Anji resort supports sustainable tourism by opting for newer techniques

Alila Anji is supporting sustainable tourism and reducing its carbon footprint through the use of biodegradable materials. The resort takes great care in minimising its environmental impact by using primarily local materials and working with the landscape to preserve indigenous ecosystems. To reduce the plastic waste, the resort has discontinued serving plastic straws with beverages […]

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