sustainable tourism

  • Sustainable tourism awareness – SPTO holds first media roundtable session in Suva

    Published on : Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Sustainable tourism might be a new phrase to many people, just like climate change a few years ago.   The UNWTO defines sustainable tourism as: “Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, …

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  • Africa keen to draw international tourists by perking up sustainable tourism

    Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018

    Africa attracts just five percent of the tourists worldwide in spite of bragging attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris and never-ending strips of unspoiled beaches. However immense potential of the continent can be unraveled by …

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  • Africa boosts sustainable tourism to lure tourists

    Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Africa draws just five percent of the world’s tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris and endless strips of pristine beach.     But the continent’s huge potential can be unlocked by eco-tourism, …

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  • ‘Sustainable tourism is the core objective of Tourism Authority of Thailand’

    Published on : Tuesday, September 11, 2018

      Dr Walailak Noypayak, executive director, ASEAN, South Asia and Pacific region Development, Tourism Authority of Thailand in an exclusive interview with the Travel and Tour World during the sidelines of Amazing Thailand Roadshow to India, speaks on how the …

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  • Arab Media and Sustainable Tourism Conference held in Salalah

    Published on : Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    On Sunday, the Arab Media and Sustainable Tourism Conference was held in Salalah under the patronage of H E Mohammed bin Salim bin Said al Toobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs.   The inauguration ceremony of the conference was …

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  • Sustainable tourism is the need of the hour

    Published on : Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    As the world’s largest industry, tourism can have a positive impact on local businesses and cultures.   However, with ever-increasing tourism numbers, mass tourism is taking its toll on local environments and their inhabitants.   Although many tourism companies and …

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  • Sustainable tourism discussed at Cornell’s Pillsbury Institute roundtable

    Published on : Friday, June 1, 2018

    More than two dozen senior-level business executives and educators from around the world discussed the trending directions in sustainable tourism at a roundtable conference hosted by Cornell’s Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship and the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise on …

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  • Now Tourism Kelowna goes sustainable friendly

    Published on : Thursday, May 24, 2018

    In the Thompson-Okanagan region, Tourism Kelowna is the first organization to introduce a new industry sustainability effort.   Product of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association, the Biosphere Certification Adhesion Program will be started in Kelowna first, followed by Kamloops and …

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  • Sustainable tourism – a much needed global practice

    Published on : Friday, May 4, 2018

    Tourism businesses around the world are facing threats – from over-tourism to water shortages. Destinations are faced with the challenge that welcoming visitors at some point might longer be an option, unless, of course, sustainable tourism principles are applied.   …

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  • Sustainable tourism is now the top priority for global tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Major cities like New York and Amsterdam, and UNESCO World Heritage sites like Machu Picchu, are often cited as examples regarding over tourism. Tourism experts now want the focus to shift to lesser known destinations. They are concerned about places …

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  • At ATM 2018, Dubai showcases ‘Sustainable Tourism’!

    Published on : Thursday, April 26, 2018

    The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing of Dubai is endorsing its Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST) effort at Arabian Travel Market, emphasizing the array of events, activities and tools that assisted in bringing about major changes in the way Dubai …

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  • Sustainable tourism – The latest buzz!

    Published on : Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    In recent times, the definition of “sustainable travel” has been become considerably wider as observed by the New York Times. Once associated with eco-friendly travel, exploring the remote corners and fragile places and attempting in every possible way to reduce …

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  • Virtuoso supports sustainable tourism practices

    Published on : Friday, March 16, 2018

    With growing concerns about over tourism, industry leaders have been focusing on sustainable business practices for protecting the environment, local people and cultural treasures.   For that cause, Virtuoso released a white paper last week, “Sustainable Tourism: From Trend to …

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  • Sustainable tourism is the need of the hour

    Published on : Thursday, March 15, 2018

    In the past decade, the debate concerning tourism has seen a shift beyond the recognition of the sector as an engine of growth and development and for creating job opportunities.   Global warming, reducing habitat cover for wildlife and other …

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  • For sustainable tourism, Slovenia tops the chart as best European destination

    Published on : Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    At ITB Berlin, World’s Top 10 Sustainable Destinations have been uncovered. From 100 top-sustainable destinations, the international jury initially chose 32 finalists. In the category of Best of Planet, destinations having the label of Slovenia Green Destination as well as …

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  • Jordan launches map of sustainable tourism to enrich touristic experience

    Published on : Thursday, March 1, 2018

    The Middle Eastern county, Jordan launches the sustainable tourism map as the county is focusing more on enhancing travel and tourism industry along with a mission to save the environment.   The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) along with the American …

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  • Awareness on sustainable tourism pushed by Philippines team

    Published on : Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    The Tourism Educators and Movers (Team) Philippines had encouraged a stronger awareness on sustainable tourism in Negros Occidental and other provinces inside the nation.   Xander Kim Sigua, executive director, Team Philippines who spoke at the tourism awareness conference at …

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  • Two-day tourism forum at the Taumeasina Island Resort holds up ‘smart tourism’

    Published on : Monday, February 19, 2018

    Stakeholders from various tourism organisations in Samoa gathered at the Taumeasina Island Resort for the two-day Samoa Tourism Forum 2018 focusing on sustainable tourism.       The theme for this year’s symposium is “Enabling Smart Tourism” and it begins …

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  • UNESCO and CHANEL take a step to empower women in Madagascar for sustainable tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Madagascar is developing its sustainable tourism plan with the empowerment of women. The land baobabs aims to help its women, who are long missed out from, the economic benefits.     Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the …

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  • Myanmar highlights on development of sustainable tourism

    Published on : Monday, January 8, 2018

    Myanmar’s Second Vice President U Henry Van Thio wants to focus on creating new tourism routes and attractions while exploring the sustainable tourism development plans in the country. U Henry Van Thio, who is also Chairman of the Central Committee …

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