Archive | Government and State Approaches to Sustainable Tourism

Cruise lines work toward sustainability amid tightening regulations

The 200-mile emissions control area around the U.S. and Canada designated by the International Maritime Organization represents a solid effort by authorities to curb the damage caused by cruise ships around the world. Carnival Cruise Line has recently taken the lead in cruise lines’ sustainability efforts by installing a $180 million exhaust filtration system on […]

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UNWTO Conference on ‘Sustainable Tourism in Islands’ Opens in La Reunion

  The role of tourism in Island Destinations as a means to promote economic growth and sustainable development is the main topic of the Conference on Sustainable Development of Tourism in Islands, organized jointly by UNWTO and the government of France (Réunion Island, France, 11-13 September 2013). Critical issues for island destinations, including sustainable tourism […]

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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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UNWTO approves accessible tourism recommendations

The UNWTO recommendations on “Accessible Tourism for All” (2013) have been approved and endorsed by the General Assembly. Updated from the 2005 version, the recommendations outline a form of tourism that involves a collaborative process among stakeholders to enable people with access requirements to function independently through universally designed tourism products, services and environments. These […]

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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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Practice responsible tourism to ensure sustainable development

Kumarakom is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam, in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake which is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Kerala. June 27: “The three-day international conference of responsible tourism began here with a call […]

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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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