Category: Responsible Tourism

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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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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