Responsible Tourism

Mountain IDEAL Standard Recognised by GSTC

A new sustainability standard for mountain area tourist destinations has been recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The new standard rating, called the Mountain IDEAL Standard, has been developed to address sustainability in mountain environments that are tourist destinations in both winter and summer seasons.

Marina Bay Sands and WWF Partnership for Sustainable Sourcing

Marina Bay Sands and WWF Partnership for Sustainable Sourcing

Leading integrated resort (IR) Marina Bay Sands today announced a landmark partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature in Singapore (WWF) to raise sustainability standards within Asia’s hospitality industry, starting with ocean conservation.

PATA Award Winners 2017

Bangkok, 27 July 2017 – Winners of the 2017 PATA Grand and Gold Awards of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). These awards, supported by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO),  recognise the achievements of 28 separate organisations and individuals in sustainable tourism, heritage, culture, environmental management.

UNWTO: Fight Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism

UNWTO: Fight Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism

The Headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a meeting to fight against child sexual exploitation in the tourism sector. The initiative is coordinated by ECPAT International with the support of the government of The Netherlands