7 key LGBT markets likely to add at least $4billion additional tourism income to US economy during next three years The US Supreme Court Decision to legalise gay marriage is set to see the American economy benefit from an influx of 1.3 million LGBT tourists spending USD$4.25 billion over the next three years, reveals analysis […]
Tag: Sustainable Development
In a joint effort to advance sustainable tourism development in the Danube region, UNWTO and the countries in the Danube have agreed to establish a Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories in the region, under the auspices of UNWTO. The formal agreement was signed during an official visit of UNWTO’s Secretary-General to Bulgaria (Sofia, Bulgaria, 8 […]
UN General Assembly: Sustainable tourism is a tool for poverty reduction and environmental protection
A milestone resolution recognizing the contribution of sustainable tourism to poverty eradication, community development and the protection of biodiversity has been adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly.
VisitDenmark received the EIBTM Sustainability Award 2014 for its brand new stand design based on the principles of the Danish Meetovation concept and launched at this week’s EIBTM expo in Barcelona.
Resource efficiency, conservation, and new technologies are the focus of a new international partnership on sustainable tourism (London, United Kingdom, 5 November 2014).
TUI Hotels & Resorts has awarded the EcoResort quality label to 44 hotels and clubs for the forthcoming year.
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.
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.
The GCB German Convention Bureau has received European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) certification.
ST. MICHAEL, BARBADOS – Seven destinations in the Caribbean & Central America region will receive support to enhance the long-term viability of their tourism sectors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
FITUR 2015 will host the staging of RETHINK HOTEL, the first Competition aimed at recognising the best sustainable refurbishment projects in the hotel sector
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
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.
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 […]
Sierra Gorda Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment, Applying Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations
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,
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
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
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“.