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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.

How Slovenia’s Pioneering Certification for Green Travel Is Coming Up Short

Slovenia has demonstrated how a country can develop its tourism industry sustainably, but it doesn’t solve the persistent problem of slow hotel action.

The Hotel Industry’s Big Carbon Lie

Hotels are making claims about net-zero carbon emissions — but most are focusing on only half of the issue.

Travelodge tackles sustainability and inclusivity in Better Future plan

Travelodge has launched a new sustainability strategy including plans to become a net-zero hotel operator, as well as working in a more inclusive way.

With 12 luxury brands, The Red Sea leads the way in promoting sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism is the main theme of the UNWTO's 116th session in Jeddah. The host country Saudi Arabia will surely highlight its achievement in enhancing and promoting sustainable tourism with special emphasis on the Kingdom’s pride — The Red Sea Development Co.

GreenGo raises €1.2m to lead way in sustainable tourism

Eco-friendly booking platform GreenGo, which describes itself as “the eco-responsible Airbnb or”, has raised €1.2 million in its first round of funding to lead the way in sustainable tourism in France.

Taming the wild: is the rise in ‘eco-accommodation’ a threat to Australia’s national parks?

Commercial accommodation in parks promotes advocacy for the land, say tour companies, but critics argue it puts wilderness at risk

Skål International presents the Sustainable Tourism Awards 2022

The Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards are open annually to all public and private sector companies, educational institutions, NGOs and tourism-related government agencies worldwide.

Destinations funding sustainability through tourist taxes

Grappling with the impacts of overtourism pre-pandemic, some destinations are introducing tourist taxes to redistribute profits back into communities and offset costs for the maintenance of public facilities.

ABTA launches new sustainability advice to members

ABTA has launched new guidance to help travel agents incorporate sustainability into their business practices. The guidance was developed in response to feedback from members.

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