Environment

The Masai Mara National Game Reserve bans private vehicles

The Masai Mara National Game Reserve in southwestern Kenya has placed a ban on private vehicles within its boundaries. This move, aimed at preserving the reserve's delicate ecosystem and ensuring sustainable tourism, is a step toward curbing overtourism in the region.

Interviews

Tours & activities

Romanian wild bears relocated amid increased sightings

Authorities plan to relocate nearly 30 bears to the Zărnești Sanctuary following a Euronews report on rising bear encounters.

Accommodation

76% of surveyed hotels report staffing shortages

More than three-quarters of surveyed hotels are experiencing a staffing shortage, and hotels are increasing pay, benefits, and perks to recruit and retain employees, according to a May survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
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Research

76% of surveyed hotels report staffing shortages

More than three-quarters of surveyed hotels are experiencing a staffing shortage, and hotels are increasing pay, benefits, and perks to recruit and retain employees, according to a May survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).

Survey: consumers want to go green, but costs and quality remain obstacles

Despite a widespread desire to incorporate reusable items into their daily routines, many are held back by cost and quality concerns.

New UN Tourism report integrates biodiversity in national tourism policies

While 95% of national tourism policies acknowledge nature as a primary asset for tourism, actual detailed plans for sustainable management practices are often lacking, a new report from UN Tourism reveals.

NRA report outlines six ways to source food and supplies sustainably

Taking a little extra time to vet your supplies and talk over options with your suppliers can help you build your sustainability story.

Hotel rewards programs go greener across brands

iSeatz, a leading provider of travel loyalty technology, has released its 5th annual State of Loyalty: Hospitality Rewards Report. What the analyzed hotels all have in common this year is that they are expanding the opportunities available to their loyalty members.

Publication

New Sustainable Event Management: A Free Guide to Better Green Meetings

Sustainable events can be satisfying and interesting because they make it worth attending in person because the planner has taken steps to connect participants to a destination in a meaningful way, perhaps through the authentic cuisine, local entertainment or a community service project.

What does the future hold for short-term rentals in European Cities?

A comprehensive review of how short term rentals have evolved in Europe over the past seven years was carried out by Toposophy for HORTEC.

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.

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