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Sweden becomes a front-runner in sustainable aviation

Sweden becomes a front-runner in sustainable aviation

Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, the Swedish Government announced on 11 September 2020, to introduce a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for aviation fuel sold in Sweden in 2021. The reduction level will be 0.8% in 2021, and gradually increase to 27% in 2030. This […]

Sustainable luxury treehouse eco resort to open in Okinawa in 2021

Sustainable luxury treehouse eco resort to open in Okinawa in 2021

Okinawa is set to welcome the opening of a brand new sustainable luxury eco-resort in Spring 2021. Designed with the concept of bringing its guests closer to nature, Treeful Treehouse will offer secluded private rooms nestled amongst the jungle canopy alongside a communal Aerohouse space and activities for visitors to explore the local area. Located […]

Sustainable dining: Ovolo unveils ‘year of the veg’

Sustainable dining: Ovolo unveils ‘year of the veg’

Ovolo Hotels has launched the ‘Year of the Veg’ becoming the first hotel group to go completely vegetarian across all its restaurants, bars, and food services for an entire year. Inspired to act on climate change and environmental conservation, the designer hotel collection is phasing out meat to focus on creating compelling plant-based cuisine instead. […]

Tourism Authority of Thailand and Dusit International partner to promote sustainable tourism

Tourism Authority of Thailand and Dusit International partner  to promote sustainable tourism

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, recently partnered with silent live concert specialists Sounds of Earth, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Thai Chamber of Commerce to host an exclusive event designed to showcase how events and functions can be held […]

How G20 tourism leaders have committed to intensify efforts towards sustainable recovery

How G20 tourism leaders have committed to intensify efforts towards sustainable recovery

Tourism ministers of the G20 nations have committed to stepping up their efforts to place sustainability and inclusion at the heart of tourism recovery and future growth. The implementation of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) AlUla Framework for Inclusive Community Development Through Tourism, presented on the occasion of the ministerial meeting, was welcomed by […]

European Commission convenes meeting over sustainable recovery of tourism

European Commission convenes meeting over sustainable recovery of tourism

Following nine consecutive years of growth, the tourism ecosystem of the European Union (EU) is among the hardest hit by the global Covid-19 pandemic. Aimed at exploring new ways to get out of the coronavirus crisis and gaining a sustainable recovery of the tourism sector, the European Commission convened a meeting. Throughout the day, participants […]

Back to nature in Bali: Sustainable retreat Nirjhara to open in January 2021

Back to nature in Bali: Sustainable retreat Nirjhara to open in January 2021

In 1996, the Tran Tien family visited Tabanan, on Bali’s southwest coast, from France and felt deeply moved by the beauty of the landscape. From this moment, the idea to create a truly sustainable hotel that nurtured its surrounds both environmentally and socially began to take shape. Almost 25 years later, Nirjhara was born with […]

Hotelbeds unveils The Green Hotels Programme to support sustainable tourism

Hotelbeds unveils The Green Hotels Programme to support sustainable tourism

Hotelbeds, the world’s leading bedbank, has announced today the launch of The Green Hotels Programme, a turn-key solution to bring the company and its partners to the green economy and accelerate the transition of the travel industry towards sustainability. In order to focus on establishing a more responsible and sustainable business model, Hotelbeds now has […]

Beyond the COVID Crisis: The Future of Sustainable Tourism

Beyond the COVID Crisis: The Future of Sustainable Tourism

The organizers and sponsors of the annual World Tourism Awards will present a Virtual Live Discussion, Beyond the COVID crisis: the future of Sustainable Tourism as part of WTM Virtual’s event program on Tuesday, November 10, 16:00-17:00 hrs GMT (11 AM -12 noon EST). Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor, multi-Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and […]

Costa Rica unveils ‘Pura Vida Pledge’ for visitors to make sustainable difference post Covid-19

Costa Rica unveils ‘Pura Vida Pledge’ for visitors to make sustainable difference post Covid-19

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) has launched Pura Vida Pledge – a promise to educate visitors as to the real meaning of responsible tourism and the actions that they, as travellers to the destination, can take to make a true difference to the local communities in the post Covid-19 world. The phrase ‘pura vida’ […]

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