- Figures show a 10.6 per cent increase year-on-year in hotel establishment guests, on track to achieve Dubai’s Tourism Vision for 2020 of 20 million tourists annually - Hotel and hotel apartment operator revenues rise 16.1 per cent to AED 21.8 billion
Tag: Sustainable Development
Expanded Network Represents Nine Destinations from Five Continents – All Committed to Destination Stewardship
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.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre: First Canadian Venue to Achieve International Sustainability Standard Certification for Meetings and Events
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.
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:
Sustainable Travel International Launches Canada Office, Expanding Global Impact While Supporting Local Initiatives
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.
GBTA Europe, Project ICARUS Announce Winners of the European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards 2013
Award for Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programmes
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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).
The GCBs internal sustainability programme is set to complement its comprehensive range of Green Meetings activities for the meetings and conferencing industry.
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.
June 5th, is World Environment Day and MCI announced the launch of its 2012 Sustainability Report, entitled “Power of Engagement.”
Last year Denmark hosted the first ever sustainable European Union Presidency, achieving the first ISO20121 certification in the meetings sector.
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,
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 [...]
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
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“.
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).
Bosch, Buderus, Balantia, Aqualogy, Prosolia, CIAT Group, Grundfos, Euroconsult Group, Schneider Electric and Gas Natural Fenosa will present
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 – [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
-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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
MTCC continues to build momentum for sustainability with an unprecedented 95% waste diversion rate for USGBC’s recent Greenbuild conference.
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 [...]
SAO PAULO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA), Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) and the Sao Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP) announced plans to collaborate on long-term aviation biofuels-related research and development, a move that represents another major step toward the creation of a sustainable aviation biofuels industry in Brazil. Azul, GOL, TAM and Trip [...]