Sustainable tourism

Skal International presents the 2020 Sustainable Tourism Awards during its Annual General Assembly

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 1:54am

WINNERS OF THE 2020 SKL BIOSPHERE AWARD: Global Himalayan Expeditions .

Key Points: 
  • WINNERS OF THE 2020 SKL BIOSPHERE AWARD: Global Himalayan Expeditions .
  • Skl International expressed its appreciation to Biosphere Tourism who has given, for second consecutive year, the 'Special Skl Biosphere Award' to one of the winners of the Sustainable Tourism Awards.
  • Skl International is the world's largest global network of Tourism Professionals promoting Tourism, Business and Friendship worldwide since 1934.
  • About Biosphere Tourism : Biosphere Tourism develops certifications to guarantee an adequate long-term balance between the economic, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions of a Destination, reporting significant benefits for a tourism entity, society and the environment.

Skal International presents the 2020 Sustainable Tourism Awards during its Annual General Assembly

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 1:41am

WINNERS OF THE 2020 SKL BIOSPHERE AWARD: Global Himalayan Expeditions .

Key Points: 
  • WINNERS OF THE 2020 SKL BIOSPHERE AWARD: Global Himalayan Expeditions .
  • Skl International expressed its appreciation to Biosphere Tourism who has given, for second consecutive year, the 'Special Skl Biosphere Award' to one of the winners of the Sustainable Tourism Awards.
  • Skl International is the world's largest global network of Tourism Professionals promoting Tourism, Business and Friendship worldwide since 1934.
  • About Biosphere Tourism : Biosphere Tourism develops certifications to guarantee an adequate long-term balance between the economic, socio-cultural and environmental dimensions of a Destination, reporting significant benefits for a tourism entity, society and the environment.

Fun Group won the "Japan Tourism Award 2020" prize

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 2:00am

Fun Group offers the ease of local guided tours (Japanese/English) to Bali's popular breathtaking natural wonders as well as off the beaten path adventures.

Key Points: 
  • Fun Group offers the ease of local guided tours (Japanese/English) to Bali's popular breathtaking natural wonders as well as off the beaten path adventures.
  • At the same time, Fun Group is also focusing on "returning profits to the local area" and "environmental conservation" for the purpose of sustainable tourism.
  • Fun Group will contribute to the sustainable development of the tourism industry while aiming towards its expansion.
  • The Japan Tourism Awards recognize the efforts of business entities, public organizations and entrepreneurs who contribute to the development and expansion of the tourism industry through sustainable initiatives.

Press release - Tourism Committee MEPs: EU must act, 22 million jobs are at stake

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 8:03am

The tourism sector, that employs 22 million people in Europe, is on the verge of collapse.

Key Points: 
  • The tourism sector, that employs 22 million people in Europe, is on the verge of collapse.
  • This is no small threat: depending on the country, tourism accounts from 4.3% to 25% of the GDP.
  • The tourism sector therefore requires urgently:

    It is high time for the EU to come forward with a strategy on sustainable tourism and a dedicated budget line in the next long-term EU budget.

  • A 300 million budget line to implement a common vision for sustainable tourism over the next seven years is not too much to ask.

Press release - Parliament requests further action to save EU tourism

Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 8:01am

MEPs see the crisis also as an historic opportunity to modernise tourism in the EU and make it more sustainable, e.g.

Key Points: 
  • MEPs see the crisis also as an historic opportunity to modernise tourism in the EU and make it more sustainable, e.g.
  • The EU should promote and certify environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically sound travel and tourism.
  • The Parliament wants EU support to serve as a tool to guide infrastructure and transport development and tourism towards more sustainable, innovative, resilient and high-quality products and services.
  • The Parliament supports the concept of safe and smart destinations to ensure the development of sustainable, responsible and accessible tourism.

Preferred Hotel Group, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Beyond Green Travel in Move to Advance Sustainable Tourism Globally

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 8:00pm

The acquisition expands the suite of destination stewardship services offered by Beyond Green Travel through a unique partnership with PHG Consulting, Preferred's global travel and tourism marketing and consulting agency.

Key Points: 
  • The acquisition expands the suite of destination stewardship services offered by Beyond Green Travel through a unique partnership with PHG Consulting, Preferred's global travel and tourism marketing and consulting agency.
  • Similarly, current and potential clients of PHG Consulting can tap into Beyond Green Travel's sustainable tourism expertise as part of comprehensive agreements.
  • In addition, Christ served as senior advisor on sustainable tourism to Virtuoso, including designing staff and travel advisor sustainability trainings and workshops.
  • For more information on Preferred Hotel Group, Inc's entities, please visit http://www.PreferredHotels.com , http://www.BeyondGreenTravel.com , http://www.HistoricHotels.org , and http://www.PHGConsulting.com .

Travel and Tourism: Travel Agencies, Tour Operators and Related Services in South Africa, 2020 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 5:05pm

The "Travel and Tourism: Travel Agencies, Tour Operators and Related Services in South Africa 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Travel and Tourism: Travel Agencies, Tour Operators and Related Services in South Africa 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • This report focuses on travel agencies, tour operators and related services in the travel and tourism industry.
  • There are profiles of 53 companies including well known players such as Tourvest, Travelstart, and Rennies Travel.
  • Travel and Tourism: Travel Agencies, Tour Operators and Related services: The travel and tourism sector is a labour-intensive industry that has been identified by government as a key driver for South Africa's economic and social development.

Press release - Tourism in COVID-19 crisis: MEPs demand clear action plan to help the sector

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 12:05am

The demand for a sector-specific recovery plan and strategy was echoed across the political spectrum.

Key Points: 
  • The demand for a sector-specific recovery plan and strategy was echoed across the political spectrum.
  • Protecting the tourism sector

    Commissioner Breton acknowledged that tourism was the first sector hit by the coronavirus and it is likely to be the slowest to recover from the crisis.

  • Tourism is our priority and we are trying to do as much as we can with the existing funds.
  • The Commissioner also added that the ultimate goal is to reform and reinvent the tourism sector and proposed to hold a European Tourism Summit for sustainable tourism this autumn.

Press release - Tourism in COVID-19 crisis: MEPs demand clear action plan to help the sector

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 8:00pm

The demand for a sector-specific recovery plan and strategy was echoed across the political spectrum.

Key Points: 
  • The demand for a sector-specific recovery plan and strategy was echoed across the political spectrum.
  • Protecting the tourism sector

    Commissioner Breton acknowledged that tourism was the first sector hit by the coronavirus and it is likely to be the slowest to recover from the crisis.

  • Tourism is our priority and we are trying to do as much as we can with the existing funds.
  • The Commissioner also added that the ultimate goal is to reform and reinvent the tourism sector and proposed to hold a European Tourism Summit for sustainable tourism this autumn.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Tourism: Focus on Key Destinations China, United States, Italy and France -- Travel Restrictions, Lockdown, Job Loss, Future Outlook

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 9:00pm

This report assess the impact that COVID-19 is having on destinations across the globe and focuses in more detail on four key destination markets.

Key Points: 
  • This report assess the impact that COVID-19 is having on destinations across the globe and focuses in more detail on four key destination markets.
  • All tourism sectors are experiencing mass disruption which is leading to a fight for survival and causing severe economic impacts.
  • This means tourism destinations which are tourism reliant are no longer having these tourists enter the country.
  • This is leading to many jobs being lost and tourist destinations losing a major economic resource.