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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.

Seeing stars: the astronomical rise of Australian dark-sky tourism

Australia has a relative abundance of astro-tourism destinations, and a growing movement to help protect their darkness.

Tourism is sucking Utah dry. Now it faces a choice – growth or survival?

Booming expansion to meet the demands of thousands of visitors every year is squeezing dwindling water supply.

From littered Bali beaches to sustainable tourism

Villagers in the island of Java set the rules for tourists visiting their area, working with the local government to help protect popular sites.

‘The blue flags are proof’: how Greece cleaned up its act on sewage

Greeks take their seas seriously, with the construction of one of the world’s biggest sewage treatment plants a real game-changer

How to Tread Lightly in Fragile Places

Organizing a responsible visit to sensitive areas like the Galápagos Islands or Antarctica involves research, decoding certifications and possibly a travel adviser.

Sex, drugs and … sustainability? Music festivals struggle to go green

While the musical jamborees trumpet their climate credentials and court EU policymakers, activists and scholars accuse some festivals of greenwashing and a lack of transparency over their sustainability data. 

Kuwait targets sustainable tourism market with upcoming development

XZero City aims to set a new benchmark in eco-friendly hospitality and Kuwait's sustainable tourism

New eco-Tourism network to protect Africa’s wildlife

Made up of various stakeholders in the region, WATO welcomes members operating any tourism-related business as well as coordinating initiatives and activities across different countries.

Waste treatment on Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island raises concern

Phu Quoc Island off the coast of Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam is mired in a garbage crisis, and waste treatment solutions seem ineffective.

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