Category: Responsible Tourism

Argentina plans to promote ecotourism; to increase air connectivity

In the recently organised World Travel Market in London, delegates from Argentina’s Secretariat of State for Tourism announced the new initiatives to develop sustainable ecotourism in the nation and new plans of improving flight connectivity to the popular tourist destinations. Argentina saw seven million travellers in 2017 and is looking forward to welcoming nine million […]

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Kerala Tourism launches ecotourism microsite

In a bid to showcase the potentiality of the state as an ecotourism destination, Kadakampally Surendran, Tourism Minister of Kerala recently unveiled a microsite on ecotourism. The website contains details of about 47 popular ecotourism spots, 75 videos, 200 photographs, 10 e-brochures and information on 100 ecotourism programmes, a release said. The site also contains […]

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UAE unveils app to boost ecotourism

To attract visitors from around the world to the country’s natural wonders, the UAE launched the first phase of ecotourism drive.  An e-book app that features maps, images and video footage of the destinations was launched by Thani Al Zeyoudi, the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, to spread awareness about ecotourism. The app provides […]

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Travellers are opting for ecotourism options during the festive season: Ixigo study

According to a study by online travel platform Ixigo, ecotourism is gaining popularity as people look to escape offbeat locations in search of fresh air, especially during festivals. The data reveals that queries for ecotourism are on the rise, witnessing y-o-y spike of 25%. The data also showed that 38% people are travelling alone, while […]

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Hilton launches ‘Big Five’ initiative for sustainable travel and tourism across Africa

Hilton recently announced an initial investment of USD 1 million to drive sustainable travel and tourism in Africa. To do so, the company will focus on five key areas – Hilton’s Big Five: Youth Opportunity: investing in training and apprenticeship programmes to build a strong talent pipeline and tackle identified challenges for youth, including underemployment. […]

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To curb the adversities of overtourism UNWTO launches new report

In order to help cities and its residents help manage growing urban tourism flows, World Tourism Organization launched a new report. ‘Overtourism’? Understanding and managing urban tourism growth beyond perceptions was launched during the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The report examines how to manage tourism in urban […]

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PATA partners with The Travel Corporation to address food waste in tourism sector

To address food waste in tourism, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced a partnership with The Travel Corporation (TTC). As an official sponsor of the BUFFET (Building an Understanding for Food Excess in Tourism) initiative, TTC has made a commitment to help raise awareness of food waste in the travel and tourism industry […]

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Ecotourism: The confluence of responsibility and tourism

With the constant boom in global travel and tourism industry, the stakeholders of the industry including travellers have become more alert to environmental and sustainable elements of a destination. Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Aditi Balbir, Founder & CEO, V Resorts said, “Responsible tourism is no longer a matter of choice for operators today. […]

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Indian Hotels Company Limited to eliminate use of plastic straws across all its hotels

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) recently announced the elimination of plastic straws from all its hotels. This decision comes close on the heels of a move to phase out single-use plastics on the occasion of Earth Hour. Earlier this year, the company had also launched its first ever ‘Zero Single-Use Plastic Hotel’, Taj Exotica […]

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J&K Governor Advisor: Promoting ecotourism can help tourism industry thrive

Jammu and Kashmir’s Advisor to the Governor, Khursheed Ganai said the state’s tourism industry will thrive if it is promoted as an eco-tourism destination. Ganai also urged the youth in protecting the environment and conserving natural resources of the state. According to an official spokesperson, the advisor was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of third […]

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