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Responding to Climate Change

Responding to Climate Change

Responding to climate change: tourism initiatives in Asia and the Pacific by UNWTO

This publication examines tourism´s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions in Asia and the Pacific as well as the possible mitigation and adaptation measures to be adopted by both the public and private sector in the region.

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Managing Environmental & Social Issues in the Accommodation Sector

Managing Environmental & Social Issues in the Accommodation Sector

A Practical Guide to Good Practice
By The Center for Environmental Leadership in Business

Hoteliers around the world recognize that responsible environmental and social practices translate into benefits for business, the environment and the global community. From providing cost savings and reputation benefits to ensuring the long-term appeal of a destination to travellers, good environmental and social practices make good business sense. This handbook - jointly developed by the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB) and the Tour Operators’ Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development (TOI) - provides an overview of ten key environmental and social issues that are critical to the long-term success of the accommodations sector. It is available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Portuguese and Vietnamese

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Water Management Manual for Hotels

Water Management Manual for Hotels

By Kuoni

This book was created by the global travel and destination management services company Kuoni to help hotels and tourism businesses improve water management practices. The manual aims to provide an introduction to the business skills required to measure, monitor, manage and reduce water consumption in hotels in order to have a more cost effective and environmentally sound water management system. It was created as part of Kuoni’s commitment to improving sustainable management throughout its supply chain.

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Guidelines for Environmental Sustainability in Hotels

Guidelines for Environmental Sustainability in Hotels

By TUI Travel PLC

TUI Travel’s Guidelines for Environmental Sustainability in Hotels aim to help their suppliers achieve best practice sustainability performance, and highlight case studies where eco-efficiencies have saved suppliers significant amounts of money. The guidelines are available in five languages; English, French, Turkish, Greek and Spanish. Visit the site to download them.

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Climate Change and Tourism

Climate Change and Tourism

Author - Susanne Becken and John Hay

Building on earlier publication, "Tourism and Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities". While the first book set out the problems and issues, and took a somewhat more conceptual approach, this new book focuses on practical case studies from around the world to illustrate how tourism responds to climate change. A critical assessment of both mitigation and adaptation initiatives across different levels is undertaken.

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Taking Responsibility for Tourism

Taking Responsibility for Tourism

Author - Harold Goodwin Leeds Metropolitan University

This is a vitally important book for academics, practitioners and policy makers. It eschews some of the formality of conventional academic publishing in order to strengthen and clarify the arguments about the concept of taking responsibility for tourism and its effects. The author makes a powerful argument about the ways in which we should manage and develop tourism and deal with this powerful force.

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Responsible Hospitality – Theory and Practice

Responsible Hospitality – Theory and Practice

Author - Rebecca Hawkins, Paulina Bohdanowicz

The smartest companies in the world have effected a remarkable change in attitudes towards big business. These companies have effectively positioned themselves at the forefront of the responsible business movement – delivering not only profitability for their share holders, but also the promise of a potent combination of environmental protection and social justice in the locations in which they operate.

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Carbon Management in Tourism – Mitigating the Impacts on Climate Change

Carbon Management in Tourism – Mitigating the Impacts on Climate Change

Author- Stefan Gössling

Climate change is one of the single most important global environmental issues facing the world today. Tourism both contributes to, and will be notably affected by, climate change. Given the emerging global legal frameworks to reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses, growing costs of carbon and pro-environmentally orientated customers, carbon management in tourism is a necessity.

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The Innovation Edition: Directions Report 2010

The Innovation Edition: Directions Report 2010

Author- SalterBaxter

Our scope is now international and the sustainability agenda is arguably one of the key concerns of the CEOs of the world’s biggest companies. It’s one of the few agendas that cuts across entire organisations, covering strategy, competitive positioning, investor relations, product development, brand, reporting, health and safety, employees, and impacting just about every stakeholder group.

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