Environment

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Tour operators

UNEP launches Green Fins Hub – new worldwide digital platform to encourage sustainable marine tourism

Green Fins Hub will help diving and snorkelling operators worldwide to make simple, cost-efficient changes to their daily practices by utilising tried and tested solutions.

Accommodations

The Wellness Director Making the Maldives Accessible for Travelers With Disabilities

Despite its popular attractions, the Maldives is mostly off-limits to travelers with disabilities. But that's about to change, thanks to a groundbreaking accessibility initiative at Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences.
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Destinations

Research

Asian travelers’ rising preference for sustainability presses industry players to meet expectation

The Asia-Pacific region accounts for nearly 60% of the global population. For the sustainable travel movement, it would be counterintuitive to not include Asian travelers in the conversation.

U.S. tourists willing to pay more for locally-sourced foods in Hawaiʻi

Tourists to Hawaiʻi from the continental U.S. are willing to pay more for locally-sourced foods while on vacation.

Sustainable tourism market to register a year-on-year growth rate of 33.3% in 2022

The share of global sustainable tourism market in the parent market (travel and tourism industry) is estimated to be at 2%-5%.

Asian Travelers Are Confused By Sustainable Travel: That’s an Industry Problem

From India to Indonesia, Asian travelers are becoming increasingly conscious about sustainable choices — and perplexed by them. The travel industry needs to understand this — and failing to do so might be tantamount to greenwashing in the eyes of consumers.

How Affluent Travelers View Sustainable Tourism

A new Virtuoso survey highlights what affluent travelers think when it comes to sustainable tourism. Results illustrate that travelers remain conscious about how their travels are impacting the world and the lives of the people in the places that they visit.

Publication

Travel & Tourism Development Index 2021

The 2021 edition of the index highlights the vital need to invest in T&T, the impact of COVID-19 and how sector stakeholders can draw on T&T development strategies to build back better.

WTTC publishes new report on destination resilience

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) published a new report on practical guidelines and case studies to support destinations in becoming more resilient and sustainable

New UNEP manual launched to support businesses improve resource efficiency

Manual to Measuring and Monitoring Resource Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Hotel and Conference Sector is aiming to support tourism businesses to measure and improve the performance of their business in resource efficiency and GHG emissions. 

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