Kerala Launches State-wide Responsible Tourism Initiative

Kerala Launches State-wide Responsible Tourism Initiative

The world’s first statewide responsible tourism (RT) mission has been opened in Kerala, India. Aimed at promoting people-friendly, local community-friendly and environment-friendly initiatives it is tasked with boosting rural development, local employment opportunities and the empowerment of women.

Veligandu Island Resort Awarded for Community Support

. Veligandu Island Resort and Spa, in the Maldives, has been selected for a Champions Award as a result of its work and commitment to local communities.

Club Med Cherating: Promoting Interest in Sustainability

Putting sustainability into practice and achieving awards are only part of resort operator Club Med's goals. One of its Asian resorts is pioneering efforts to educate guests and promote real-world knowledge of environmental issues.

LooLa Adventure Resort: Safer Water for All

LooLa Adventure Resort: Safer Water for All

Going beyond community building and renewable uses, LooLa resort finds a new way to prevent wastewater pollution with a simple but smart garden design, benefiting Indonesian residents in many ways. Mallika Naguran visits the resort in sunny Bintan to find out how.

Banyan Tree to Operate Eco-Friendly Resort in Mandai

Owned by Mandai Park Holdings (MPH) and operated by Banyan Tree, the resort in Mandai will be jointly created and named by both parties. Following the formation of the partnership, the next steps would entail developing the design and operations plans for the resort, which is scheduled for completion in 2023.

Who are the Responsible Tourism Award 2017 finalists?

On the list of finalists of Responsible Tourism Award 2017 is a game lodge in Botswana, a fynbos protected area in South Africa, a social enterprise in Vietnam, a tour operator working to benefit local communities in Limpopo, a European city, a group of guest cottages in Kangaroo Valley in Australia and a company enabling travellers to walk from village to village in rural India.

Bamurru Plains Resort: Australia’s Okavango Delta?

Eco resorts often claim to blend subtly into the local environment. Bamurru Plains goes one better and is actually part of its environment. By James Teo.

Japamala Resort: Luxury Eco-living on Tioman

Back in the early 2000’s, Tioman Island was a prime destination for keen divers and budget travellers holidaying in Malaysia. But not much else: it was definitely right off the map for quality resort relaxation. Then, just over a decade ago, the Japamala eco-resort opened and showed Tioman was not just for backpackers. By Jeremy Torr

Cousine Island: Strategies for Nature Conservation

One of the least known islands of the Seychelles group, tiny Cousine Island is introducing limited tours for keen nature watchers. Now up to six visitors a day can visit its unspoilt wildlife, which includes giant Aldabra tortoises and Hawksbill turtles. By Jeremy Torr.

Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club: Committed to the Environment

Green Globe congratulated Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club on its recent recertification for the fourth year. Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club is a relaxed, elegant haven tucked on the breathtaking hillside of Grand Anse Beach in Grenada.

Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar: Planting the Seeds of Sustainability

Nestled on the shoreline of the Arabian Gulf lies Mövenpick Beach Resort Al Khobar, a true getaway that awaits families, couples and corporate travellers alike. The resort features contemporary and spacious deluxe villas and facilities include a private lagoon beach, a wellness centre and restaurants offering a variety of excellent dining options.

Old Towns and Street Culture of Yunnan

Old Towns and Street Culture of Yunnan

Off-the-beaten track in Yunnan. Dig below the franchise food bars, selfie-stick vendors and bridal stock-shot locations, and China’s Yunnan Province still has plenty of cultural history to see and experience. By Kayti Denham.

The Indian Traveller in Seychelles

The Indian Traveller in Seychelles

The Seychelles Tourism Board, local and Indian trade partners meet to explore the tourism potential of Seychelles for Indian travellers. Beaches, weddings, snorkelling are popular in Seychelles.