A new platform funded by the LIFE program, the European Commission’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action, will allow its users to choose travel routes based upon their environmental impact.
The member States of the UNWTO approved a historical document – the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics. The Convention, approved to transform the Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention.
Research from Griffith University says it is essential that role of carbon offsets is honestly communicated so as their potential can be fully realised without greenwash
Take a Green Step contains best practices, case-studies, tools and several tips to help restaurants and hotels become more sustainable.
Global Green Destinations Event provides opportunity to share new approaches to tourism that seek to avoid mass tourism becoming increasingly intrusive and disruptive to local communities.
Human Rights at Sea has announced its close involvement in the Steering Group for the development of the Publicly Available Specification 1550:2017 which concerns a new voluntary Code of Practice for due diligence and fair working practices in the fisheries sector.
As the backlash against mass tourism in some European cities continues, a company in the Portuguese capital is teaching visitors how to appreciate its city in a responsible way.
The Guerrero Coast prospered on tourism, especially related to fishing. Sport anglers from around the world flocked the region. Audley returned often, but massive and malign changes had befallen the coast by the mid-2000s.
With a focus on increasing transparency in the industry, Travel+SocialGood is teaming up with GSTC, STI, CREST and Tourism Cares to present the 2017 TSG Summit this Nov. 16-17 in New York City.
B Corporations adhere to a new way of doing business and redefine the concept of success, putting at the center the promotion of good practices and the well-being of people, societies and nature.
Shinta Mani Hotels in Siem Reap have recently introduced a programme to train and employ local blind massage therapists to work in the hotels’ Spa, so they can earn a living and support themselves and their families.
This year’s World Tourism Day, held on 27 September, will be focused on Sustainable Tourism, a tool for development, and celebrated in line with the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
As the detritus from another summer season is swept from the streets of holiday hot spots, locals are wondering if it was all worth it. Disquiet has grown about tourists behaving badly and making local communities suffer for their pleasure.
In the framework of the International Year on Sustainable Tourism for Development, the UNWTO launches a consumer-oriented campaign aimed at raising awareness of the value that sustainable tourism can make.
The Intrepid Group has announced a strategic partnership with Polar and Latin American specialist, Chimu Adventures. Intrepid has taken a 50% stake in the Australian-owned company to meet a growing demand for sustainable travel experiences.
The gambling-ridden clan jetties of Malaysia’s George Town were saved from ruin by the award of Unesco world heritage status, but their new fame left locals overwhelmed by a tide of invasive tourism.
Thinking of booking a luxury holiday to a developing country to experience the authenticity of a culture untouched? Are you hoping to help the underprivileged to “lift them out of poverty” through your tourist spending?
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt has been invited to serve as an ambassador for the UNWTO Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth through Sustainable Tourism taking place Nov. 27 to 29 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.