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Sustainable Tourism Initiatives in the UK

Sustainable Tourism Initiatives in the UK

The UK Sustainable Tourism Initiative (STI) was launched in March 2001 and is part of the UK’s preparations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) this year It recognises the important role tourism can play in supporting sustainable development globally, and the UK’s responsibility to minimise any negative impacts of tourism abroad. The objective […]

Energy Innovators Award for Farimont

Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency encourages Canadians to reduce energy consumption at home, at work and on the road With the assistance of the Hotel Association of Canada, hundreds of hotel companies and other organisations across the country have discovered that energy efficiency pays, and that it helps the environment by reducing the […]

Sukau’s Local Naturalist Guides

Sukau Rainforest Lodge at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia employs 14 staff, of whom 11 are locals In September last year; the lodge took on its first local Orang Sungai naturalist guides, Jaini Ahmad and Sugiman Sugiat joined the lodge as general workers in 1996 and 1999 respectively. Neither could speak English when they arrived but with […]

The Revival Hotel Baroda

Situated in Baroda, Gujarat, The Revival Hotel won the Small Hotels Category in the 2001 Federation of Hotels and Restaurants of India (FHRAI) environmental awards The hotel’s Eco-Aware Green Team (EAGT) consists of the Director, General Manager, Front Office Manager, Food & Beverage Manager, Executive Housekeeper, Security Officer and the Chief Engineer. Together, they ensure […]

Eco-Nation before Eco-Tourism

Caribbean nations ought to focus on developing ‘eco-nations’ before promoting the concept of eco-tourism, according to the Director-General of Tourism in the Bahamas, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace Speaking prior to the second Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) which will take place in Nassau in May, Vanderpool-Wallace said he is often criticised for saying there is […]

Red Centre’s Green Hotel

Uluru, (Ayers Rock), the world’s largest monolith, sits in the desert outback in the geographical heart of Australia. Helena Faith Miel, Environmental Consultant comments It attracts visitors from all over the world wishing to experience the stark beauty of the desert and the 20,000-year old Aboriginal culture. Tourist accommodation for the area is provided by […]

Amsterdam Manor’s Winning Ways

Winner of the Amex/Considerate Hotelier of the Year 2001: Green Hotel of the Year Award Small Hotel Category, Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort in Aruba takes action whenever possible to minimize its effect on the environment The resort is a member of the Green Hotels Association, the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) and is a […]