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ETC: National Tourism Organizations are changing|New report

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with ongoing challenges posed by climate change and ensuring sustainability, tourism globally is in a critical period of transition. Recognising this, the European Travel Commission (ETC) has released a report: “The Changing Tourism Environment and Its Impact on the Work of NTOs”. The study investigates the ways […]

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UNWTO: Video message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations highlighting Tourism Importance

As UNWTO leads the restart of tourism, the Secretary-General of the United Nations has sent a landmark message to the world, highlighting the sector’s unique role in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in protecting the most vulnerable members of our societies. “As the world faces the devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism sector is […]

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UNWTO: “Sustainability as the new normal”, a vision for the future of Tourism

To mark World Environment Day, the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announces its new vision for global tourism– growing better, stronger, and balancing the needs of people, planet and prosperity. The One Planet Vision for the Responsible Recovery of the Tourism Sector builds on the UNWTO Global Guidelines to Restart […]

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UNWTO and IFC partner to facilitate green investments for tourism’s sustainable future

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to steer global tourism towards a more sustainable future, partnering with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to green the sector and promote recovery and responsible growth. Under the new Investment Readiness for Green Finance Mechanisms initiative, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism will work alongside IFC, a member of the […]

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HRADF presents digital tool for evaluating portfolio sustainability performance

The Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Global Sustain created a digital ESG Rating Tool to evaluate the sustainable performance of its portfolio’s assets by using key performance indicators (KPIs). The adoption of ESG criteria (Environmental, Social and Governance) during the HRADF’s Asset […]

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The EHMA Sustainability Award by Diversey goes to Emmanouil Manousos, GM of the Cyan Apollonia Beach & Spa Resort

Under the guidance of Emmanouil Manousos, the Cyan Apollonia Beach & Spa Resort in Crete has undertaken 360-degree initiatives demonstrating an outstanding commitment to sustainability by addressing the challenges of climate change with the objective of leading the way in sustainable tourism in Crete. In general, the corporate environmental policy of the Cyan hotel group […]

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Socially responsible travel at ITB Berlin: 15th Pow-Wow for Tourism Professionals

Over the last 17 years at ITB Berlin sustainable and socially responsible tourism have had a firmly established place in Hall 4.1b, underlining an environmentally friendly approach to tourism. This year more than 120 exhibitors from 34 countries are presenting their innovations and products for cultural tourism, nature tourism, socially responsible and sustainable tourism, geotourism […]

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