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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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Climate Change 2013 – IPPC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

The fifth annual assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes that : “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, […]

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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 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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TUI Travel – latest Sustainable Holidays Report

TUI Travel have launched their latest Sustainable Holidays Report, which follows the launch of their three-year Sustainable Holidays Plan in 2012. The Plan comprises 20 challenging and measurable commitments, underpinning four stretching goals: To operate Europe’s most fuel-efficient airlines and reduce carbon on the ground by 20,000 tonnes of CO2, To take 10 million customers […]

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UNWTO partners with top Spanish engineering company: Delivering new tourism solutions

  Research, best practices and new methodologies for tourism development are at the centre of an agreement signed between UNWTO and Spanish public company ISDEFE (Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España). This agreement aims at developing pilot projects based on a range of subjects including connectivity, energy in tourism, among others. UNWTO will […]

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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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Airbus to Work With Air Canada to Study Renewable Jet Fuel

“Airbus SAS, Air Canada (AC/A) and BioFuelNet Canada agreed to work together to study clean jet fuel with the aim of eventually supplying the Canadian carrier as the aviation industry seeks to cut emissions in half. The companies signed the agreement in Montreal today, Blagnac, France-based Airbus said in an e-mailed statement. They will do […]

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ABTA: Nights Flights Must be Considered in a Sustainable Economic as well as Environmental Context

“System Must Balance Economic Benefits with the Impact on Local Communities” ABTA has responded to the Government’s consultation on night flying restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted emphasising that any system must strike a balance between the economic benefits of meeting demand and the impact of night flights on local communities and the environment. ABTA […]

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