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Green-based Tourism Can Attract ‘Premium Paying’ Tourists

In the first half of 2013, 2.38 million foreign tourists visited the Philippines. But the German Embassy officials said the country can still attract more, particularly high-value tourists, if it would adopt sustainable forms of tourism. During his recent visit to the Philippines, Michael Hasper, deputy head of commission of the German Embassy, said Europeans, […]

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UNWTO shows full support to the Vanilla Islands

UNWTO has expressed its full support to the newly created Vanilla Islands Tourism Organization as a means to reinforce tourism competitiveness in the islands of the Indian Ocean (Reunion Island, France, 10 September 2013). The concept of ‘Vanilla Islands’, defined at the beginning of August 2010 under the aegis of the Indian Ocean Commission, aims […]

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Carbon Trust Announces Plans for New Waste Standard for Businesses

New Waste Standard from Carbon Trust to help organisations reduce their waste.   The Carbon Trust today announces plans to launch the world’s first international standard for organisations to certify that they are managing and reducing waste. The announcement coincides with the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Standard, which has […]

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Association of Caribbean States: 24th Meeting of the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism (SCST-24)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – On July 16 and 17, the ACS Secretariat located in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, will have the honor of hosting the 24th Meeting of the Special Committee on Sustainable Tourism (SCST-24) at its headquarters. High-level officials and tourism authorities will convene to discuss matters pertaining to the efforts […]

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UK’s Green Tourism tops list of global certification schemes

An initiative launched 16 years ago to promote sustainable tourism and stop ordinary people being ripped off by ‘greenwash’ has been named the “most credible” certification programme in the world. An investigation into the ethics and expertise of 158 schemes used by businesses to boost their environmentally-friendly credentials has named the Perth-based Green Tourism Business […]

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International tourism receipts grew by 4% in 2012

  Receipts from international tourism in destinations around the world grew by 4% in 2012 reaching US$ 1075 billion. This growth is equal to the 4% increase in international tourist arrivals which reached 1035 million in 2012. An additional US$ 219 billion was recorded in receipts from international passenger transport, bringing total exports generated by […]

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Aride island goes exclusively solar

  The Seychelles northernmost granite island, Aride, a nature reserve owned and managed by the Island Conservation Society and dedicated to protecting the island’s unique flora and fauna, has earlier this week switched off its diesel-powered generator as a new solar system took over. The Seychelles has a policy of increasing sustainable energy sources across […]

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Climate change could effect wave height – says study

Average wave size is predicted to increase in many parts of the southern hemisphere over the twenty-first century, but decrease in the north, according to an international study on the impact of climate change on oceanic activity. The study, published in Nature Climate Change last month (13 January), predicts a wave height increase of between […]

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The Market for Responsible Tourism Products: with special focus on Latin America and Nepal

The purpose of this study is to provide market data and strategies to assist tourism businesses and networks in Nepal and six Latin American countries (Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru) where SNV is involved in initiatives aimed at strengthening responsible tourism. Broadly stated, this report examines the consumer and industry demand and major […]

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Facilitating Sustainable Mountain Tourism: Volume I (Resource Book) and Volume 2 (Toolkit)

Structure and Overview of the Resource Book This resource consists of two separate but interlinked volumes. Volume I – the Resource Book – deals with all aspects of the project cycle (project cycle planning, implementation, management, and monitoring of sustainable mountain tourism development) from a theoretical and practical perspective. Volume 2 – the Toolkit – […]

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