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First-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress launched

This year’s Valentine day was marked on Thursday with special African flavor that saw the launch of the first-ever Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC)...

Philippines targets 8.2 million tourists in 2019

The Philippines welcomed 7,127,168 foreign visitors in 2018, and the Philippine Department of Tourism saying it is aiming for 8.2 million this year. The...

Reunion and Madagascar Presidents discuss regional cooperation

A meeting took place between the President of the Réunion Region, Didier Robert, and the new President of the Republic of Madagascar, His Excellency...

Zara Tanzania Adventures trawls 7 tons of plastic waste from Indian...

The biodiversity of the Indian Ocean is severely threatened by the dumping of plastic waste at sea, but a Tanzanian responsible tour company, appears...

FITUR beats the record for participation in its most international edition...

From 23 to 27 January, Madrid will once again become the focus of attention for the international tourism community with FITUR, the International Tourism...

Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label renewed for two Hilton properties

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr Didier Dogley handed over SSTL certificates to representatives of two Hilton hotels in...

Hôtel Martinez wins Jury Prize at CSR Awards of the Maritime...

Hôtel Martinez, certified by Green Globe for over five years, has been recognized as a leader in sustainable practices in the French Riviera.

Is a Banyan Tree Hotel destroying the last left rainforest in...

While it may be best known as a financial hub with skyscraper type buildings, tropical Singapore is still home to a rainforest and wildlife,...

Caribbean Tourism leader partners with FITUR 2019

The country, a tourism leader in the Caribbean, with 6.2 million tourists in 2017, will have a large showcase to promote the destination, adding its brand to the FITUR brand.

Travel and tourism sector takes steps towards carbon neutrality by 2050

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and UN Climate Change today showcased how the travel and tourism sector can take steps towards carbon...

Newest member of global sustainable tourism association Bee + Hive

Pousada Trijuncão is the newest member of Global Sustainable Tourism Association, Bee + Hive.

The Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label renewed for three big hotels: New...

The Tourism Department renewed the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL) for another three hotel establishments and awarded the Seychelles eco-label to a new accommodation entity.

Kenya’s Tana River Delta becomes world’s latest Ramsar site

(eTN) - Those with greedy eyes on this prized area, wanting to turn it into agricultural wastelands through unsustainable farming methods, will have to think twice now that the Tana River Delta has be

UNWTO kicks off project to protect mountain and freshwater ecosystems through...

Biodiversity is tourism’s natural capital, motivating millions of people to travel the world each year. Yet biodiversity is at risk on a global scale due largely to unsustainable human activities.

Mainstreaming Biodiversity project awards grant to Seychelles resort

In June 2011, the Constance Ephelia Resort of Seychelles was awarded a grant worth US$40,000 from the government of Seychelles’ “Mainstreaming Biodiversity” project funded by the Global Environm

National Geographic boosts Southern Sudan tourism

(eTN) - The recent first ever showing of National Geographic’s "Great Migrations" program, filmed in the Southern Sudan, was a massive eye opener not only for the world at large but also for many re

Prize goes to forests in Madagascar and Brazil

NAGOYA, Japan - The 2010 IUCN-Reuters-COMplus Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting goes to Anjali Nayar and Juliane von Mittelstaedt for their articles on saving the forests in Madaga

Tourism and biodiversity: the future of the Seychelles brand

VICTORIA, Mahé - The President of Seychelles attended the opening of the Seychelles Tourism Expo 2010 earlier today at the International Conference Centre (ICCS), which was aimed at celebrating touri

World Tourism Day celebrations: conserving biodiversity, a collective responsibility

The official 2010 World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations held in Guangzhou, China, have underscored the need for increased action by the global tourism sector - as one of the world’s leading economic

UNWTO sets recommendations on tourism and biodiversity ahead of World Tourism...

Defining the critical role of the tourism sector in protecting biodiversity and setting out clear recommendations on how to maximize this contribution is the aim of two new United Nations World Touris

Malta Tourism Society calls for more positive action towards sustainability and...

The protection and respect of biodiversity should be the very basic and rudimentary factors governing the travel and tourism industry today.

Winners announced for World Tourism Day 2010 Photo Competition

The judges have made their choice for the 2010 World Tourism Day (WTD) Photo Competition on the theme "Tourism and Biodiversity." Of the more than 500 photos received, 5 photos were selected as those

Tourism week 2010 to see interesting key events mark World Tourism...

World Tourism Day (WTD), which is marked annually on September 27, is set to be an exciting moment for Seychelles and its Tourism Board this year, with two interesting events on program – a Tourism

High Level Dialogue on Tourism and Biodiversity marks World Tourism Day...

A panel of leading tourism and biodiversity experts will meet in China on World Tourism Day (WTD) to explore the synergies between tourism, biodiversity, and sustainable development in an event markin

Rwanda conservation conference kicks off Kwita Izina Week

A biodiversity meeting, convened by the Rwandan government in conjunction with UNEP – the
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