The World Tourism Organization is working to convert the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international Convention, in order to increase the commitment of all stakeholders to its principles.
The travel industry is coming together to help travelers more positively impact the places they visit and the people who live there. Sustainable Travel International launched the “Travel Better Club” – an online club for travelers wanting to make more sustainable choices in how and where they travel and share experiences with other like-minded travelers.
Visit Flanders is taking resident opinions about tourism seriously. The Belgian destination management organisation has released a report written by Vincent Nijs that describes resident perspectives about carrying capacity and the perceived value of tourism in the city of Bruges.
Celebrating Her and the Empowered Women in Tourism Awards 2017 was held for the 2nd time on International Women’s Day at ITB Berlin 2017.
Addressing 350 Business School Deans at the EFMD Conference – Professor Geoffrey Lipman said that the 2015 SDGs – provide a massive opportunity for the academic world, but they need to be approached with a big reality check on the tensions between aspiration, implementation, and finance.
The Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism Initiative announced two new accelerators designed to make it easier and faster for innovative tourism businesses to get established in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. The MIST Startup Accelerator will take entries from early stage companies with either travel technology or traditional tourism business plans.
With the City of Cape Town’s level 3B water restrictions coming into force, FEDHASA, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa has called on its members to optimise water resource management across the industry.
The Key to Rural Geotourism: The Right Person. It only takes one spark to light a fire, and in this case the spark was Elaine Parny. She and her French husband own a small restaurant, La Galette Berrichonne, in Missouri. And it offers savory French cuisine!
From the initiative of the ONCE Foundation, the Spanish Association for Standardization (UNE) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the first working meeting for the development of an International Standard on Accessible Tourism for All was held in Madrid on 13-14 February.
Adventure Travel & Responsible Tourism is an expanding sector – 12th Pow-Wow for trade visitors with topical subjects and exemplary projects on all aspects of astro-tourism, adventure holidays and ecological travel – Hall 4.1b fully booked.
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
While traveling, we try to be as efficient and eco-friendly as possible. But what about when we return home? We’ve come up with simple ways you can practice sustainable travel at home as well as abroad. While going through the motions of daily life, prioritize sustainability by supporting your local community and its natural resources.
The UN housing agency and Kenya have signed a deal to promote environmentally sustainable tourism in the east African country. UN Human Settlement Program Chief of the Urban Energy Unit Dr Vincent Kitio told a media briefing in Nairobi that under the agreement, the UN body will offer technical advice.
Sustainability has been the buzzword in development circles. We have the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals that Pacific member countries have adopted and are working diligently towards. Recognising the potential of tourism to advance these, the UN General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
UNWTO recently hailed Kerala’s award-winning ‘Responsible Tourism’ initiatives terming it as a model for other destinations to replicate. The world’s foremost international tourism organisation also called for the development of closer ties between Kerala Tourism and UNWTO.
In partnership with the energy company E.ON, the hotel is setting new standards for sustainability in the industry via a recently installed fuel cell.
Chicopee Tube Park in Canada uses “green snow” from recycled rain and melting snow to decrease utility costs and minimise its negative environmental impacts.
Our end of year series on the top stories of 2016 continues with a look at some of the key stories about tourism and innovation of last 12 months