Tag: Sustainable Development

TUI Hotels & Resorts certifies 44 hotels as EcoResorts

| October 22, 2014
TUI Hotels & Resorts certifies 44 hotels as EcoResorts

TUI Hotels & Resorts has awarded the EcoResort quality label to 44 hotels and clubs for the forthcoming year.

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#BeeSustain is a finalist for the prestigious ICCA Best Marketing Award 2014

| September 30, 2014
#BeeSustain is a finalist for the prestigious ICCA Best Marketing Award 2014

The #BeeSustain initiative, launched by Wonderful Copenhagen Convention Bureau to encourage sustainable actions in the meetings industry, has just been announced as one of three finalists for the ICCA Best Marketing Award 2014.

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TUI AG is the only tourism group listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes World and Europe

| September 23, 2014

Hannover, 23 September 2014 As of today, TUI AG will be the only tourism group to be listed in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) World and Europe.

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Sustained at a high level: GCB German Convention Bureau receives EMAS certification

| September 8, 2014

The GCB German Convention Bureau has received European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) certification.

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Sustainable Destinations Alliance for the Americas Announces First Seven Destination Partners

| September 8, 2014

ST. MICHAEL, BARBADOS – Seven destinations in the Caribbean & Central America region will receive support to enhance the long-term viability of their tourism sectors.

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Aldemar Royal Olympian & Olympian Village certified with ISO 14001 for environmental management

| August 26, 2014
Aldemar Royal Olympian & Olympian Village certified with ISO 14001 for environmental management

On July 2014 the two Aldemar Properties have been certified by TUV HELLAS with ISO14001- the world’s most recognized environmental management standard.

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MCI Launches 2013 Sustainability Report ‘Where the Future Begins’

| June 26, 2014

Geneva, 26th June 2014. MCI today launched its 2013 Sustainability Report ‘Where the Future Begins,’ the first sustainability report by an international events management company to use the advanced GRI G4 reporting framework to measure and report on economic, environmental and social performance.

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ICCA and MCI Win UNWTO’s Most Innovative Project Award For ICCA Scandinavian Sustainability Index

| June 24, 2014
ICCA and MCI Win UNWTO’s Most Innovative Project Award For ICCA Scandinavian Sustainability Index

The ICCA Scandinavian Destinations Sustainability Index, an effective tool developed by ICCA and MCI to measure and drive progress on the industry-transforming Sustainable Scandinavian Meetings Region collaboration, has received the ‘Most Innovative Project Award’ at the 2nd United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) Knowledge Network Global Forum.

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MCI Guides Marina Bay Sands and The Venetian Macao to ISO20121 Event Sustainability Certification

| June 18, 2014

Geneva, 18th June 2014. Under the guidance of MCI’s sustainability services, two Las Vegas Sands properties in Asia have become the first integrated resorts in the world to receive the prestigious ISO20121 Event Sustainability Management System certification.

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The business tourism actors part of the 2014 Bio Spring in Toulouse and the destination Toulouse launches So* Responsible

| June 13, 2014
The business tourism actors part of the 2014 Bio Spring in Toulouse and the destination Toulouse launches So* Responsible

Until June 15th 2014 a major event around biological agriculture will take place everywhere in France*. Numerous animations, bio appetizers, open farms, exhibitions, tastings…are organised throughout all the hexagon.

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Reduced carbon footprint for Germany’s presence at IMEX #events

| June 10, 2014

Demonstrating their ongoing commitment to sustainability, the German Convention Bureau (GCB) has balanced carbon emissions for its Germany stand at IMEX 2014 and even managed to reduce the CO2 value per exhibitor by 12.7%. Information is available at: www.germany-meetings.com

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FITUR 2015 will host the staging of RETHINK HOTEL, the first Competition aimed at recognising the best sustainable refurbishment projects in the hotel sector

| June 5, 2014

Organised by HABITAT FUTURA, this initiative forms part of FITUR’s commitment to promoting tourism sustainability and efficiency, an aspect that will also feature prominently in the monographic sections of the trade fair known as FITURGREEN, FITURTECH and FITUR KNOW HOW & EXPORT

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Report shows Heathrow is making strong progress against its 2020 #sustainability goals

| May 27, 2014
Report shows Heathrow is making strong progress against its 2020 #sustainability goals

Heathrow has released its annual report for 2013, tracking developments against its 2020 sustainability goals. 2013 was a year for launching several new measures to improve Heathrow as a responsible business and a year of records of achievement.

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#BeeSustain – the latest buzz in the meetings industry #events

| May 14, 2014
#BeeSustain – the latest buzz in the meetings industry #events

Bees are crucial to the eco system, yet an endangered species. As a meetings industry professional you’ve got an opportunity to do something and support the bees when staging your next event! Bees need flowers and can’t cope with pesticides and now Copenhagen and Denmark lead the way with a new #BeeSustain campaign sharing tips […]

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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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