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The power of partnerships

The power of partnerships

‘Two heads are better than one’ and ‘a problem shared is a problem solved’ as they say. How is the tourism industry partnering to find solutions to some of the world’s problems? Taking a partnership approach is often the most effective way to find a successful lasting solution to a problem that achieves ‘buy-in’ from […]

Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals are eight global targets which range from halving extreme poverty to combating major diseases throughout the world by 2015. How can the travel and tourism industry help to achieve them? What are the MDGs? The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been agreed to by all the world’s countries and leading development […]

Traditional farming and hospitality on Crete

Grecotel’s Agreco organic farm on Crete uses environmental-friendly methods for cultivation and stock breeding, and attracts thousands of visitors each year Situated five kilometres outside Rethymno on the island of Crete, the 40-hectare Agreco estate produces organic products to EU standards. Delving deep into Cretan tradition, Nikos Daskalantonakis, founder of Grecotel (Greece’s largest hotel chain) […]

Finance and sustainable tourism

Like many other industries, the financial sector assesses risk and balances it against opportunity In recent years it has begun to incorporate environmental and social aspects into its decision making. How is this important for sustainable tourism? Sustainable issues and the finance sector Over the past decade, evidence has grown that the environmental and social […]