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Centara works with EarthCheck as part of its green and sustainable tourism policy

Centara works with EarthCheck as part of its green and sustainable tourism policy

BANGKOK, Thailand - Centara Hotels & Resorts, throughout its 30-year history, has always believed passionately in green and sustainable tourism, a policy that is at the heart of the company and which engages every property in its portfolio. With the … May 21, 2013
Colorful corals help keep Grenada green

Colorful corals help keep Grenada green

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada - In the silent shallows off Grenada, an Underwater Sculpture Park models the practice of sustainable tourism. The first of its kind in the world, Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park was designed to act as an artificial reef, … March 13, 2013
Indonesia’s future generation pledges tourism leaders to fight climate change

Indonesia’s future generation pledges tourism leaders to fight climate change

School kids from Pangandaran, Indonesia, have urged global tourism leaders to take climate change seriously. The 451 participants of the Mangrove Ambassadors Program voiced out through a selection of 24 “Letters to Leaders” how climate change is affecting … March 8, 2013
Latin Trails takes responsible travel seriously

Latin Trails takes responsible travel seriously

Latin Trails recognizes the impact of tourism activity both on local cultures and on the environment. It realizes the importance of preserving the cultural and natural heritage of the South American destinations visited by travelers. As such, it is a … January 11, 2013
Cape Town joins the world in noting World Responsible Tourism Day

Cape Town joins the world in noting World Responsible Tourism Day

The travel industry looks to the World Travel Market (WTM) event today to lead on this year’s World Responsible Tourism Day (November 7) through a wealth of debates and presentations on conscious tourism practice, as well as the awarding of the 2012 … November 8, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Board showcases sustainable tourism program at World Travel Market in London

The Seychelles Tourism Board showcases sustainable tourism program at World Travel Market in London

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) is for the first time being promoted at the World Travel Market (WTM) with the support of the UNDP GEF. The SSTL is a Sustainable Tourism Management and Certification program designed specifically for use … November 7, 2012
IIPT Panel at World Travel Market to feature Elhamy ElZayat, Chairman and CEO of EMECO Travel

IIPT Panel at World Travel Market to feature Elhamy ElZayat, Chairman and CEO of EMECO Travel

STOWE, Vermont – The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is proud to announce that Mr. Elhamy ElZayat, Chairman and CEO, EMECO Travel, Egypt, and former Chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Federation will be a featured speaker at this … October 27, 2012
Sustainable tourism central to the future of Africa’s parks

Sustainable tourism central to the future of Africa’s parks

ARUSHA, Tanzania - Tourism is one of the most effective ways to preserve Africa’s national parks and protected areas while creating jobs and income for local communities. This was one of the main conclusions of the First Pan-African Conference on Sustainable … October 22, 2012
IIPT panel at World Travel Market to feature Dr. Taleb Rifai

IIPT panel at World Travel Market to feature Dr. Taleb Rifai

STOWE, Vermont - The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is proud to announce that UNWTO Secretary General, Dr. Taleb Rifai, will be a featured speaker at this year’s IIPT event at World Travel Market in a panel discussion on: … October 11, 2012
Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certifies three hotels

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label certifies three hotels

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) has awarded its first three certified tourism establishments with their sustainable label certificates on Saturday, September 29, during the grand annual Seychelles Ball that took place at the Constance … October 5, 2012
Skal Sustainable Development in Tourism awards

Skal Sustainable Development in Tourism awards

INCHEON & SEOUL, South Korea - For eleven consecutive years, the Skal International “Sustainable Development in Tourism” awards were presented during the Opening Ceremony of the 73rd Skal World Congress, which this year took place in the South … October 5, 2012
Online tool that helps hotels go green now available in Spanish

Online tool that helps hotels go green now available in Spanish

Hotel Energy Solutions, an online tool developed by UNWTO which allows hotels to assess their energy consumption and move towards more sustainable energy options, has been launched in Spanish on the occasion of “World Tourism Day 2012 – Tourism and … September 28, 2012
Tourism sector called to action on sustainable energy this World Tourism Day

Tourism sector called to action on sustainable energy this World Tourism Day

September 27 marks global World Tourism Day, a day initiated and facilitated by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), on which the tourism industry is called to consider its role in various pertinent global issues. The focus this year is on tourism … September 27, 2012
Countdown to World Tourism Day 2012

Countdown to World Tourism Day 2012

With less than one week to go to World Tourism Day (WTD) on September 27, preparations for the official celebrations in host country Spain are well underway. In the presence of Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Maspalomas, … September 21, 2012
Seychelles tourism sustainable course goes virtual

Seychelles tourism sustainable course goes virtual

The Seychelles Tourism Academy made an unprecedented achievement by launching the online version of the sustainable tourism course in partnership with the Commonwealth of Learning through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. The … September 7, 2012
Seychelles tourism attends first COMESA sustainable tourism forum - Shaping the Future of Tourism in the Region

Seychelles tourism attends first COMESA sustainable tourism forum - Shaping the Future of Tourism in the Region

A delegation from Seychelles is back in the country after attending the first ever Tourism Forum by COMESA (Common Market for East and Southern Africa), which was held in the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi, on August 22-24. Most of COMESA member states were … August 28, 2012
Seychelles to participate at first COMESA regional sustainable tourism forum to be held in Nairobi

Seychelles to participate at first COMESA regional sustainable tourism forum to be held in Nairobi

The theme of this historic event is “Shaping the Future of Tourism in COMESA,” and it is being organized with the support of the COMESA Business Council in partnership with the Kenya Investment Authority and the Kenya Tourism Board. The forum has … August 13, 2012
Western Australia tourism expert reports on study of sustainable tourism in the Indian Ocean Archipelago

Western Australia tourism expert reports on study of sustainable tourism in the Indian Ocean Archipelago

A leading Western Australian tourism expert said other islands can learn valuable lessons in policy and planning for sustainable tourism development from the Republic of Seychelles. Curtin University Professor of Tourism, Jack Carlsen, has recently … July 11, 2012
Australia's Curtin University Professor discusses sustainable tourism with Seychelles Tourism Minister

Australia's Curtin University Professor discusses sustainable tourism with Seychelles Tourism Minister

Professor Jack Carlsen from Curtin University in Australia was in Seychelles to better appreciate the island’s efforts in the field of sustainable tourism. Professor Carlsen is himself a Professor of Sustainable Tourism at the Curtin Sustainable Tourism … July 2, 2012
Green innovation in tourism can trigger major economic, social and environmental benefits

Green innovation in tourism can trigger major economic, social and environmental benefits

The Rio+20 event `Green Innovation in Tourism´, co-hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the support of the Brazilian … June 20, 2012
Sustainable tourism in the Greater Caribbean and the way forward

Sustainable tourism in the Greater Caribbean and the way forward

PORT OF SPAIN - On June 28 and 29 in Nicaragua, high-level tourism officials from the Greater Caribbean will convene at the 23rd meeting of the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism (SCST-23) to discuss matters pertaining to the Association of Caribbean … June 18, 2012
Seychelles Minister of Natural Resources and Industry impressed with Denis Island’s successful agro-tourism operations

Seychelles Minister of Natural Resources and Industry impressed with Denis Island’s successful agro-tourism operations

On Thursday last week, Mr. Peter Sinon, the Minister responsible for Natural Resources (Agriculture and Fisheries) and Industry, used the public holiday to go further afield to visit Denis Island to see for himself the successes of an island claiming … June 13, 2012
International Council of Tourism Partners announces SW Associates in Washington DC has joined alliance

International Council of Tourism Partners announces SW Associates in Washington DC has joined alliance

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced today that SW Associates, based in Washington, DC, USA, has joined its alliance. SW Associates, partners, and affiliates have managed and participated in tourism and related development programs … April 29, 2012
2012 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards winners unveiled

2012 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards winners unveiled

Three companies and one destination, from four continents, have been recognized for their best practices in sustainable tourism at this year’s World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The four winners were selected from … April 17, 2012
Spain to host World Tourism Day 2012 under the theme Tourism and Sustainable Energy

Spain to host World Tourism Day 2012 under the theme Tourism and Sustainable Energy

The 2012 official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations will be held in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain, (September 27, 2012). Under the theme “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development,” WTD 2012 highlights the need to bring … March 8, 2012
The Carnival 2012 in Seychelles promoted sustainable tourism

The Carnival 2012 in Seychelles promoted sustainable tourism

The Carnival International de Victoria, hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion in Seychelles, was this year passing the clear message that both these tropical islands supported and promoted sustainable tourism. Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism … March 5, 2012
IIPT holds joint board meeting in New York

IIPT holds joint board meeting in New York

STOWE, Vermont – A joint meeting of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) Board of Directors and IIPT International Advisory Board was recently held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City to discuss future plans for IIPT. … March 2, 2012
Survey reveals industry could do more for responsible and sustainable travel

Survey reveals industry could do more for responsible and sustainable travel

The travel and tourism industry could do more for responsible and sustainable tourism, reveals a survey that took place at World Travel Market 2011 - the leading global event for the travel industry - by exhibitor SustainIt. As the travel and tourism … January 18, 2012
Joint Declaration of Sustainable Development of Slovenia

Joint Declaration of Sustainable Development of Slovenia

In December, within the series of joint expert events within the framework of the Days of Slovenian Tourism, all key Slovenian tourist operators signed the Declaration of Partnership for Sustainable Development of Slovenian Tourism. This is considered … January 15, 2012
Green Globe Certification announces top performing sustainable travel and tourism businesses for 2011

Green Globe Certification announces top performing sustainable travel and tourism businesses for 2011

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification announced its top performing sustainable travel and tourism businesses for 2011. Businesses selected for the Highest Achievement Award 2011 have attained the highest percentage of sustainability indicators … December 15, 2011
A sustainable future for the tourism industry: Cape Town Tourism attends COP17

A sustainable future for the tourism industry: Cape Town Tourism attends COP17

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meets annually to assess progress in dealing with climate change, make decision, and adopt resolutions on these issues. This year, COP17 will take … November 30, 2011
WTTC announces finalist selection judges for 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

WTTC announces finalist selection judges for 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Today, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the 12 independent finalist selection judges from around the world, for its 2012 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Every year, WTTC recognizes innovative leaders in sustainable tourism through its … October 19, 2011
Seychelles and Senegal elected as Africa delegates to UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Committee

Seychelles and Senegal elected as Africa delegates to UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Committee

The 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly being held at Gyeongju in Korea has elected the Republic of the Seychelles and the Republic of Senegal as Africa delegates to the UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Committee. Minister Thierno Lo, the Senegal Minister … October 12, 2011
IIPT brands Jamaica: Home of Community Tourism

IIPT brands Jamaica: Home of Community Tourism

MANDEVILLE, Jamaica - Two community tourism leaders who lead active organizations have teamed up to offer visitors a novel, experiential educational vacation in Jamaica, “Home of Community Tourism.” The first innovative leader in community-tourism … October 10, 2011
Bentota Beach Hotel, Sri Lanka, certified Green Globe

Bentota Beach Hotel, Sri Lanka, certified Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe today announces the certification of Bentota Beach Hotel, Sri Lanka. Located in the southwest corner of Sri Lanka, Bentota Beach Hotel sits between stretches of unspoiled beach along the Indian Ocean and the calm … September 25, 2011
Leading businesses commit to Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

Leading businesses commit to Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

Fourteen of Spain’s most prominent tourism businesses have signed their commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism at the first International Congress on Ethics and Tourism, which was officially closed by their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe … September 19, 2011
Cape Town Tourism responds to National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism

Cape Town Tourism responds to National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism

On Monday, September 12, 2011, Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, launched the South African National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism (NMSRT), which highlights the role of sustainable tourism practices in creating better places for … September 14, 2011
Atlantis Submarines Barbados recertified Green Globe

Atlantis Submarines Barbados recertified Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe today announced the recertification of Atlantis Submarines, Barbados. Atlantis Submarines was first certified in December 2008. This flagship company has demonstrated its continued focus and commitment to sustainable … August 22, 2011
Sustainable tourism in action in Seychelles

Sustainable tourism in action in Seychelles

Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino and Constance Ephelia Resort, two of the largest hotel companies in the Seychelles, have come to an agreement this week with the Seychelles Farmers Association and Cooperative to purchase local chicken instead … August 5, 2011
Club Med Village of Chamonix renews its Green Globe Certification for the second consecutive year

Club Med Village of Chamonix renews its Green Globe Certification for the second consecutive year

LOS ANGELES, California - In 2011, the Club Med Village of Chamonix renews its Green Globe certification, verifying its commitment to sustainable tourism. This step is part of the systematic deployment of certification at all Club Med Villages. To … July 27, 2011
UNWTO and China open third observatory for sustainable tourism development

UNWTO and China open third observatory for sustainable tourism development

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and China have opened a third Sustainable Tourism Observatory to monitor the environmental and socio-economic impacts of tourism. The Zhangjiajie Observatory, located in Hunan Province, is part of a network … July 19, 2011
Seychelles President receives tourism draft masterplan

Seychelles President receives tourism draft masterplan

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has been presented a "green paper" of the Seychelles’ Master Plan for Tourism for the next five years by the Seychelles Tourism Board CEO, Alain St. Ange, at State House yesterday afternoon. The President … July 5, 2011
UNWTO launches new energy efficiency project in Indonesia

UNWTO launches new energy efficiency project in Indonesia

UNWTO and the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT) have launched a new energy efficiency project in Indonesia. The project, “Sustainable Tourism through Energy Efficiency with Adaptation and Mitigation Measures in Pangandaran” (STREAM), … June 13, 2011
International community to back tourism development in West African parks

International community to back tourism development in West African parks

International development banks, UN agencies, and intergovernmental organizations have pledged to support the sustainable development of tourism in a network of parks spanning ten countries in West Africa. Commitments to the West Africa Parks Project … June 3, 2011
Central and Eastern European countries join forces for sustainable tourism development in the Carpathian Mountains

Central and Eastern European countries join forces for sustainable tourism development in the Carpathian Mountains

The seven Central and Eastern European countries sharing the Carpathian mountain range have agreed to jointly manage the sustainable development of tourism; a sector of fundamental importance to the region. Meeting at the 3rd Conference of the Parties … June 2, 2011
UNWTO signs cooperation agreement with the Organization of American States

UNWTO signs cooperation agreement with the Organization of American States

UNWTO and the Organization of American States (OAS) have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at developing sustainable tourism policies and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the tourism sector in the Americas.The agreement was signed … May 27, 2011
World leader in sustainable tourism to address Green Globe World Summit

World leader in sustainable tourism to address Green Globe World Summit

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification today announced that Mr. Ewald K. Biemans, CEO of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba, will address the Green Globe World Summit in Paris, Saturday, May 28, 2011. Mr. Biemans is owner of Bucuti Beach … May 25, 2011
Green Globe holds 3rd annual World Summit in Paris from May 27-29, 2011

Green Globe holds 3rd annual World Summit in Paris from May 27-29, 2011

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification announced the expert speaker list for its World Summit in Paris from May 27-29, 2011. The 3rd annual summit attracts leaders in sustainable travel and tourism, as well as committed professionals assisting … April 29, 2011
Comment on the budget vote speech by Cape Town Department of Tourism

Comment on the budget vote speech by Cape Town Department of Tourism

Cape Town Tourism has hailed the content of Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk’s tourism budget speech, which was released at a media briefing on April 20, 2011. Minister van Schalkwyk reported on three themes that the South African tourism … April 21, 2011
Donors’ conference to mobilize resources for sustainable tourism development in West Africa

Donors’ conference to mobilize resources for sustainable tourism development in West Africa

A UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) international donors’ conference is looking to mobilize funds to support sustainable tourism development in cross-border parks and protected areas spanning ten countries in West Africa (Dakar, Senegal, May 27-28, … April 4, 2011
World Tourism Organization and Banesto Foundation collaborate on sustainable tourism projects for poverty elimination in Africa

World Tourism Organization and Banesto Foundation collaborate on sustainable tourism projects for poverty elimination in Africa

The Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), TalebRifai, and the President of the Banesto Foundation, AntonioBasagoiti, today presented the cooperation agreement signed by the two organizations at UNWTO headquarters in Madrid. UNWTO … March 29, 2011
Investing in sustainable tourism will stimulate green economy and job creation

Investing in sustainable tourism will stimulate green economy and job creation

UN REPORT Increased investment in sustainable tourism can boost the sector’s contribution to economic growth, development, and particularly job creation, while at the same time addressing major environmental challenges, according to the just released … February 22, 2011
UNWTO and Croatia strengthen collaboration

UNWTO and Croatia strengthen collaboration

UNWTO and Croatia have agreed to further advance sustainable tourism and maximize its contribution to economic growth, job creation, and development in the country. Planned joint activities include the holding of the "First International Conference on … February 18, 2011
UNWTO partners with UNEP and other key players to boost sustainable tourism

UNWTO partners with UNEP and other key players to boost sustainable tourism

UNWTO is a key partner of the recently established Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism, an initiative to connect all stakeholders working or interested in working to develop sustainable tourism (Costa Rica, January 21, 2011). As the United … February 4, 2011
UN General Assembly acknowledges role of tourism for sustainable development and poverty eradication

UN General Assembly acknowledges role of tourism for sustainable development and poverty eradication

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted by consensus at its 65th session three separate resolutions emphasizing the role of tourism in sustainable development. The three resolutions, on the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, … December 21, 2010
Tourism to spur regional development in South Eastern Europe

Tourism to spur regional development in South Eastern Europe

Tourism offers an effective and viable regional development tool through boosting economic growth and creating quality jobs. This was the central message coming out of the UNWTO Seminar on "Tourism as a Tool for Sustainable Regional Development" (Tirana, … November 26, 2010
Tourism can help meet biodiversity targets, UNWTO tells UN Biodiversity Summit

Tourism can help meet biodiversity targets, UNWTO tells UN Biodiversity Summit

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has called on delegates attending the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) in Nagoya, Japan, to recognize tourism’s role in safeguarding … November 3, 2010
13th annual World Tourism Awards at World Travel Market

13th annual World Tourism Awards at World Travel Market

The Travel Foundation, Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Ocean Fund and Museum for African Art (NYC), will be presented with the 2010 World Tourism Award in a ceremony at World Travel Market (WTM) in London, Monday, November 8, at the ExCel Center, WTM Conference … October 29, 2010
The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in Cayman Islands awarded Green Globe Certification

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park in Cayman Islands awarded Green Globe Certification

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is the first attraction of its kind in the Caribbean to attain Green Globe Certification, demonstrating its commitment to the environment and sustainable operations and management. Green Globe … October 28, 2010
UNWTO advances partnership approach for monitoring sustainability

UNWTO advances partnership approach for monitoring sustainability

The Global Observatory on Sustainable Tourism (GOST), a United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) initiative for the monitoring and evaluating of sustainable tourism policies, received a significant boost following the signing of a collaboration … October 5, 2010
ATF 2010 TRAVEX sold out

ATF 2010 TRAVEX sold out

The 29th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), the region’s foremost tourism and travel event, to be hosted by member-nation, Brunei Darussalam, in Bandar Seri Begawan, from January 21-28, 2010, has registered overwhelming response. All 373 exhibiting booths at … December 16, 2009
WTTC announces international judging panel for 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

WTTC announces international judging panel for 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced the judges for the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, WTTC's highest-profile accolade recognizing best practice in sustainable tourism. Each year, tourism companies, travel organizations, and destinations … November 3, 2009
Call for sustainable tourism as an instrument of peace and human understanding

Call for sustainable tourism as an instrument of peace and human understanding

"Tourism has become the best incentive for all economic and social policies," said HE Michel Sleiman, President of the Lebanese Republic during his first visit to the UNWTO headquarters. He stressed the importance of UNWTO to "contribute more in highlighting … October 20, 2009
Greening the global economy through sustainable tourism

Greening the global economy through sustainable tourism

With climate change and the global recession driving the current international political agenda, both politicians and businesses are increasingly drawn towards the idea of a global green economy. The tourism sector is at the frontline of these key … August 11, 2009
Skal International and UNEP sign MOU facilitating sustainability

Skal International and UNEP sign MOU facilitating sustainability

Skal International and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), following a series of meetings between representatives of UNEP and Skal International. The object of the memorandum is to provide a framework … February 23, 2009
2007 Skål International Ecotourism Awards

2007 Skål International Ecotourism Awards

The 6th Annual Skål International Ecotourism Awards were presented by the President of Skål International, Litsa Papathanassi and Vice President, Media and Public Relations, Hulya Aslantas in the presence of the Minister of Tourism of Turkey, Mr. Ertugrul … November 15, 2007



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