Civil society groups from across the world gathered in Berlin to launch the Berlin Declaration on Transforming Tourism, calling for a radical reorientation of the industry to do more for vulnerable communities around the world
Slovenia Tourism won NatGeo World Legacy Award in Destination Leadership. Maja Pak explains how the whole country got engaged in implementing green policies
This year, the longlist names tourism organisations from Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. Longlisted organisations compete in seven categories, among them habitat and species conservation, engaging people and culture, poverty reduction and a new category in 2017 – the best responsible event.
Dashboard will enable sustainability indicators to be measured and tracked in a consistent and transparent manner so areas for improvement can be identified and achievements celebrated
New website Earth Changers helps tourists discover ‘life-changing places and world-changing people’ for life-affirming trips with serious positive impacts.
The Transcaucasian Trail (TCT) project has won the “Innovation of the Year” Award at the UK’s only awards dedicated to recognizing and rewarding the businesses and individuals who support, grow and promote the adventure travel industry through sustainable and responsible travel.
James Sutherland, Friends International’s international communications co-ordinator, speaks with Jeremy Smith about the growth of the ChildSafe Movement and its efforts to engage the tourism industry to help protect children.
New EU ecolabel for tourism aims to simplify process and increase reach
Swen Lorenz shares his thoughts after visiting 41 World Heritage sites and ideas how the World Heritage brand could be revived.
More consumers are choosing brands that stand for more than profit. Ability to clearly communicate company’s social good efforts is more important than ever
PATA’s recent onference looked at developing heritage tourism, protecting marine tourism, brand building and marketing for emerging destinations.
CEO of hotel booing site BookDifferent.com Lonneke de Kort speaks about the need for authoritative sustainability data and communicating this data in ways that connect with consumers.
Carl Wilgus talks with DestinationThink! about Pocono Mountains partnership with National Geographic and us why it’s important for residents and industry.
Jim Sano, Vice President for Travel, Tourism and Conservation, WWF speaks with Anula Galewska about the partnership between WWF and Royal Caribbean Cruises.
The Awards recognise excellence and innovation in tourism in Public Policy and Governance, Enterprises, NGOs, and Research and Technology.
Rather than recognise companies working in tourism The Blue Yonder Awards are given to remarkable people from the communities who make our holidays special.
2017 finalists range from entire countries to city hotels and jungle retreats, with winners to be announced at ITB in Berlin in March.
The Stop Slavery Hotel Industry Network aims to help hotels address risks in their facilities, employment practices and supply chains.