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New Zealand tourism steps up focus on sustainable growth

Sustainability is now a key focus of New Zealand's tourism industry, as indicated in Tourism 2025 & Beyond – a Sustainable Growth Framework, released...

More want to travel sustainably, but need extra push to do...

Over half (55%) of global travellers report being more determined to make sustainable travel choices than they were a year ago, but barriers such...

WTTC forms industry taskforce to fight human trafficking

The WTTC has launched a global taskforce comprising travel industry members and associations to help prevent and combat human trafficking, an illicit activity that...

Exo Travel introduces responsible travel rating

With its new responsible travel rating system, Exo Travel says it is providing an important and transparent way for agents to assess, view, filter...

New association formed to protect culture in emerging tourism destinations

The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has been formed to protect local cultures, heritage and historical sites that are in peril...

Less growth, more equity

No stranger to this post, Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports Weerasak Kowsurat tells why the country’s tourism sector needs to stop its addiction to increasing visitor arrivals but instead place serious emphasis on achieving equity for all stakeholders

Where is sustainability in travel & tourism headed?

What is sustainable tourism? How sustainable is travel and tourism? I’m asked these questions constantly in my leadership role at Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). To the first, our view at GSTC is that “sustainability is a journey”, requiring constant improvement and reflecting dynamic conditions, an imperative to continually strive toward greater sustainability and not a set end point.

Sustainability in travel: forging ahead or grasping at straws?

If 2017 was the year that overtourism was recognised as a major challenge for the global travel and tourism industry, then 2018 is the...

Phuket pledges to end use of foam and plastic in 2019

Hot on the heels of Koh Samet's plastic clampdown, Phuket will become the next tourist destination in Thailand to tackle plastic pollution with a...

As Koh Samet clamps down on plastic, Palau bans sunscreen to...

Island destinations in Asia-Pacific are taking action to curtail the environmental toll that tourism brings. On Thailand's popular tourist island of Koh Samet, a campaign...

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