Category: Responsible Tourism


Mekong Delta Green Tourism Week 2015 to boost regional tourism

The Mekong Delta Green Tourism Week in 2015 is expected to spur developments in the regional tourism, contributing to the region’s socio-economic growth. The program, organised from June 18-24, includes six main events of meetings, conferences, fairs, investment promotion in green tourism, solutions for tourism connections and development between localities in the region. Deputy PM […]

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TripAdvisor programme helps travellers select sustainable hotels

GreenLeaders, TripAdvisor’s new sustainable hotel programme, aims to “gives consumers around the world a simple way to make greener travel choices, right at the point at which they are making that decision.” 8,000 hotels are already participating and earning green badges on the popular travel review site. The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders programme allows hotels to self-report […]

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National Geographic with ITB Berlin launches World Legacy Awards

During a colourful awards ceremony held at ITB Berlin, the five winners of the 2015 National Geographic World Legacy Awards were announced. A partnership between the National Geographic Society and ITB Berlin, the World Legacy Awards showcase the leading companies, organisations and destinations — ranging from hotels to eco-lodges and from small islands to entire […]

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts achieves global CO2 reduction target

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts stated that it has achieved World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Climate Savers Program targets, reducing its operational CO2 emissions by 20% below 2006 levels. In doing so, the luxury hotel brand known for its industry-leading sustainability programming becomes the first hotel brand and Canadian-based Company to meet this ambitious environmental goal. WWF’s […]

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Hotel Verde in Cape Town impresses global tourism leaders

UNWTO Secretary-General, Dr Taleb Rifai, and President and CEO of WTTC, David Scowsill, visited South Africa to deliberate with the government and public sector stakeholders around the topics of responsible and sustainable tourism growth. “Fortunately, it is possible to build a tourism economy that is both responsible and inclusive,” said Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom. […]

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