PATA & TTC highlights food waste issue in tourism

Published on : Wednesday, August 8, 2018

PATAThe Pacific Asia Travel Association or PATA has proclaimed collaboration with The Travel Corporation (TTC) to address food waste in tourism.

 
As an official sponsor of the BUFFET (Building an Understanding for Food Excess in Tourism) Initiative, TTC has made a promise to assist in raising awareness of food waste in the travel and tourism. Along with PATA, adversities related to other industry stakeholders, particularly the hospitality sector, to reduce food waste to landfill.

 
“The Travel Corporation along with its not-for-profit organization The TreadRight Foundation have always been leaders in sustainable tourism principles and practices. It is a pleasure to be working with a highly successful international travel group and socially responsible organization to bring greater awareness to an issue that if unchecked, will only get worse with the significant growth expected in the tourism industry, especially in the Asia Pacific region,” said PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy.

 
“I look forward to working with The Travel Corporation’s Chief Executive, Brett Tollman, and his team and hope that our efforts encourage others to reduce their food waste to make a tangible impact in our industry and environment.”

 
“The tourism and hospitality sectors have to take immediate action to find solutions that can help reduce food waste, ensuring a direct impact to reducing carbon emissions.

 

Climate change has greatly affected some tourism destinations, and it is imperative that everyone takes on a pro-active role to drive positive change and protect our planet for future generations,” said Brett Tollman, Chief Executive, The Travel Corporation.

 
“What better way to support such a meaningful initiative through the youth challenge where we will get to hear the ideas of how to reduce food wastage from youths from all around the region. It is so important that we give these youths a platform to share their ideas about environment issues, responsibility and action.”

 

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