Tag: Sustainable Development

Sierra Gorda Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment, Applying Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

| March 11, 2014

Mexican biosphere reserve adopts baseline criteria and indicators for sustainable tourism WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2014) – Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Mexico is the first Central American destination to complete the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) GSTC Early Adopters Program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations,

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Sustainable Destination Leadership Network Welcomes Four New Partner Destination

| February 27, 2014

Expanded Network Represents Nine Destinations from Five Continents – All Committed to Destination Stewardship

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#FITURGREEN 2014: Technology and financing for sustainable tourism management

| January 15, 2014

The fifth edition of FITURGREEN 2014, organized by the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero (ITH), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and FITUR in collaboration with Grupo Habitat Futura, will highlight projects, tools and technologies that enable sustainable management throughout the tourism value chain.

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New green hotel record for Copenhagen

| December 21, 2013
New green hotel record for Copenhagen

Copenhagen has set a new record for the number of its eco-certified hotel rooms. The number of certified hotels has increased by over 980% …

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre: First Canadian Venue to Achieve International Sustainability Standard Certification for Meetings and Events

| December 12, 2013

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ – Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Canada’s premier convention and meeting facility, has become the first conference venue in Canada to be certified to a new international sustainability standard.

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Sustainable Destination Leadership Network Welcomes Founding Destinations, Prepares for WTM Launch

| October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Sustainable Destination Leadership Network (SDLN), the first global collaboration of its kind for decision-makers and practitioners from tourism authorities, has welcomed five founding partner destinations:

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Sustainable Travel International Launches Canada Office

| October 17, 2013

Sustainable Travel International Launches Canada Office, Expanding Global Impact While Supporting Local Initiatives

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VOK DAMS joins UN Global Compact

| October 11, 2013
VOK DAMS joins UN Global Compact

Sustainability and social responsibility are issues that are also intensely discussed within the events industry.

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Copenhagen to host two climate financing meetings

| October 9, 2013
Copenhagen to host two climate financing meetings

Ministers and officials from developed and developing countries, UN officials, institutional investors and banks will meet in Copenhagen on 23-24th October to discuss ways to increase climate related investments in developing countries.

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GBTA Europe, Project ICARUS Announce Winners of the European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards 2013

| September 25, 2013

Award for Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programmes     

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Leading reporters share their take on the Capital of Sustainable Meetings via social media

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Leading reporters share their take on the Capital of Sustainable Meetings via social media

Do you want to learn more about Copenhagen’s many sustainable offers, or just want an update on the Capital of Sustainable Meetings? Follow Wonderful Copenhagen CVB and VisitDenmark at #meetincph 

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The FRESH Conference and the European Sustainable Events Conference join forces in unique collaboration in Copenhagen

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
The FRESH Conference and the European Sustainable Events Conference join forces in unique collaboration in Copenhagen

From January 26th to 29th 2014, the FRESH Conference is organized back to back with the 2014 European Sustainable Events Conference (ESEC).

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Last call for nominations for GBTA

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

‘Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability’ Closing Date 16th August 2013

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GCB German Convention Bureau appoints sustainability advisor

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The GCB’s internal sustainability programme is set to complement its comprehensive range of “Green Meetings” activities for the meetings and conferencing industry. 

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Sustainability focus at EIBTM 2013

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sustainability focus at EIBTM 2013

Exhibitors invited to sign up for Sustainability Stand Award

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Top Ten Tips for Sustainable Exhibiting released for EIBTM 2013

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Top Ten Tips for Sustainable Exhibiting released for EIBTM 2013

On the run up to EIBTM 2013 (www.eibtm.com), the global meetings industry and events exhibition will be supporting exhibitors with a series of tips and advice to ensure that they adopt a sustainable approach to their participation at the show, which will take place in Fira Gran Via, Barcelona from the 19th-21st November 2013.

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MCI launches “The Power of Engagement” 2012 online sustainability report

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

June 5th, is World Environment Day and MCI announced the launch of its 2012 Sustainability Report, entitled “Power of Engagement.”

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The Danish “Tap Water” EU Presidency shares its legacy

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Danish “Tap Water” EU Presidency shares its legacy

Last year Denmark hosted the first ever sustainable European Union Presidency, achieving the first ISO20121 certification in the meetings sector.

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Sustainability and technology among key issues discussed at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s Association Seminar

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Sustainability and technology among key issues discussed at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s Association Seminar

KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) annual Association Seminar this year brought together local association executives,

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21st European Biomass Conference & Exhibition to be held in Copenhagen

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
21st European Biomass Conference & Exhibition to be held in Copenhagen

21st European Biomass Conference & Exhibition sets the course for a biobased economy at Northern Europe’s largest Congress and Conference Center, the Bella Center in Copenhagen.  Conference: 03-07 June 2013 – Exhibition: 03-06 June 2013 Held in different cities annually, the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (European BC&E) successfully combines a highly renowned international Scientific Conference with [...]

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ITB Berlin: Sustainability forms the basis for success

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Adventure & Responsible Tourism Hall celebrates tenth anniversary with a variety of events featuring socially responsible tourism – Climate-neutral ITB Berlin catalogues support a geothermal project in Indonesia, partner country of ITB Berlin

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Adventure tours and sustainable tourism: new trends and model projects at ITB Berlin

| January 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Forward-looking events on Adventure & Responsible Tourism in Halls 4.1 to 8. Adventure Tours celebrates its tenth anniversary at ITB Berlin with a pow-wow for trade visitors under the slogan of ”Earth‘s Wetlands & Geoparks – Celebrating Earth Heritage, Sustaining Local Communities“.

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UN General Assembly: ecotourism key to eradicating poverty and protecting environment

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

A landmark resolution recognizing ecotourism as key in the fight against poverty, the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (21 December 2012).

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FITURGREEN 2013 analyzes the key to finance sustainability and energy efficiency

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
FITURGREEN 2013 analyzes the key to finance sustainability and energy efficiency

Bosch, Buderus, Balantia, Aqualogy, Prosolia, CIAT Group, Grundfos, Euroconsult Group, Schneider Electric and Gas Natural Fenosa will present

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Make your mark at WTM 2012

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Make your mark at WTM 2012

STAND No. NA383 Delegates attending World Travel Market will be given the opportunity to contribute to a unique, interactive art installation celebrating sustainable tourism practices. Following its ‘Message in 1,100 Bottles’ sculpture at last year’s show – a plastic bottle homage to Rodin’s The Thinker, urging the industry to think about waste reduction policies – [...]

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Sports, Wine and Sustainability – The Cyprus Tourism Organisation at WTM 2012

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sports, Wine and Sustainability – The Cyprus Tourism Organisation at WTM 2012

Sport forms one of the key themes for the Cyprus Tourism Organisation at WTM 2012; since hosting Team GB for the Athens Games in 2004 Cyprus has remained a regular training ground for British sportsmen and women due to its year-round temperate climate and excellent facilities, which are suitable both for professionals and, those who simply [...]

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UNWTO opens two new Sustainable Tourism Observatories in China

| October 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Kanas Lake Nature Reserve in the extreme north-west of China and the city of Chengdu, one of China’s most populous cities, are the locations of two new UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatories designed to monitor the environmental, social and economic impacts of tourism. The Chengdu and Kanas Observatories join UNWTO’s network of tourism observatories which [...]

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Leading Corporate Buyers and Experts: Sustainable Thinking Drives Innovation

| October 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Using sustainability as a design principal creates better and more innovative meetings! This is the conclusion among executives from Oracle, Symantec, MCI and GMIC – among others – presented in a brand new video. “The future is changing, we are progressively seeing more organisations gaining competitive advantage by using sustainability as a lens through which [...]

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TUI promotes harmonisation of sustainability labels in tourism

| October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

This year’s International TUI Sustainability Award has been granted to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), fostering a common understanding of sustainability in the tourism sector. With the award TUI AG promotes in particular the efforts undertaken by the GSTC to establish a common basis for the many different sustainability labels in tourism. The prize, [...]

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First ever European Sustainable Event Conference in Copenhagen

| August 13, 2012
First ever European Sustainable Event Conference in Copenhagen

The demand for sustainable meetings and events is on a rise and this September the first ever European Sustainable Event Conference share best practice, knowhow and international key notes in Copenhagen. The European Sustainable Events Conference, taking place in Bella Center in Copenhagen September 6-7, will feature the latest knowledge on global trends and strategic innovation in sustainable [...]

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Almost two thirds of Copenhagens hotel rooms are green

| August 13, 2012
Almost two thirds of Copenhagens hotel rooms are green

Despite increased and stringent requirements for achieving a Danish Green Key certification, a record breaking 64% of all hotel rooms in Copenhagen are now eco-certified. And the green hotel boom continues. Copenhagen is a recognised pioneer when it comes to sustainable meetings, a status which is underlined by the fact that 64% of the city’s [...]

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Copenhagen chosen as European Green Capital 2014

| July 4, 2012
Copenhagen chosen as European Green Capital 2014

Copenhagen has been named European Green Capital 2014 a title bestowed upon a city with well-established record of achieving high environmental standards, is comitted to meeting ambitous goals, and acts as a role model to other cities. And according to a new report from the Global Business Travel Association, green credentials are a major attribute. [...]

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IMEX America Announces Sustainability Results From Inaugural 2011 Show

| July 4, 2012
IMEX America Announces Sustainability Results From Inaugural 2011 Show

In line with its principles of consistently reducing environmental impact, organizers of IMEX America, the IMEX Group, have announced key results from the inaugural Las Vegas show’s first sustainability program. The report was conducted by IMEX America’s sustainability consultants, MeetGreen®. During the debut of IMEX America in October 2011 in Las Vegas, the IMEX Group [...]

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The Valencia Conference Centre: Fourteen Years Leading Sustainability

| July 3, 2012
The Valencia Conference Centre: Fourteen Years Leading Sustainability

-The Conference Centre has been a key factor in the city’s leading position -An economic impact of over €750 million for the city since it was opened -€1.3 million in savings and income from the implementation of the Centre’s environmental policy Fourteen years ago, Norman Foster’s design for the Valencia Conference Centre became a reality. [...]

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FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM, 16-17 August 2012

| May 10, 2012
FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SUSTAINABLE TOURISM, 16-17 August 2012

    The first International Congress on Sustainable Tourism will be held in Puerto Varas (Chile) on 16-17 August 2012. This is born from the requirement to make world tendencies in tourism development known and the importance of favouring sustainable bases. This promotes work with natural, cultural and historical resources in each destination and that [...]

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Scandinavian Countries create worlds 1st Sustainable Meetings Region

| March 15, 2012
Scandinavian Countries create worlds 1st Sustainable Meetings Region

15 Mar 2012 Convention Bureaus, Destination Marketing Organizations, Venues and Agencies from the five Scandinavian member countries of ICCA (the International Congress and Convention Association) today signed an Accord to create the world´s first sustainable meetings region. The Accord is the first of its kind in the world. It is a document outlining 10 specific [...]

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Survey Reveals Industry could do more for Responsible and Sustainable Travel

| January 17, 2012
Survey Reveals Industry could do more for Responsible and Sustainable Travel

The travel and tourism industry could do more for responsible and sustainable tourism, reveals a survey that took place at World Travel Market 2011 – the leading global event for the travel industry – by exhibitor SustainIt. As the travel and tourism industry continues to grow there is an increased emphasis on responsible travel. During [...]

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Central America declares 2012 as the Year of Sustainable Tourism throughout the Region

| December 26, 2011

Central America will attend FITUR 2012 in order to inaugurate its Year of Sustainable Tourism, an initiative set up by the Heads of State and Government of the countries that make up the Region, namely Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. This measure makes part of the Region’s Plan 2009-2013, whose [...]

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Waste not, want not at IMEX in Frankfurt

| December 21, 2011
Waste not, want not at IMEX in Frankfurt

A campaign to reduce overall waste output from the IMEX in Frankfurt trade show, whether recyclable or not, has seen waste levels reduce significantly over the past three years. The total amount of waste generated went down from 167 tonnes in 2009 to 121 tonnes in 2011, a reduction of 28%. As part of its [...]

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MTCC continues to build momentum for sustainability with an unprecedented 95% waste diversion rate for USGBC’s recent Greenbuild conference.

| November 10, 2011

Toronto, Ontario, November 8, 2011 – The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is proud to report the results of its greening efforts for the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Greenbuild International Conference & Expo (www.greenbuildexpo.org) recently held at the MTCC. Even for the world’s largest conference & expo dedicated to green buildings, the results were impressive, with a [...]

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