Latest Sustainable tourism Stories

2013-04-30 23:17:44

More and more cruise ships visit the fjords of Western Norway. But cruise tourists only spend a fraction of what other tourists spend. Over the past few years, the overall number of tourists to Western Norway has declined slightly. But one group of tourists is steadily rising: the cruise ship passenger. However, the cruise ship industry matters little to the tourism industry onshore. — The average camping tourist leaves behind twice as much as the average cruise ship tourist. And...

2013-04-22 23:01:08

PlanetWildlife Receives RIGHT-tourism Approval Just in Time for Earth Day. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 PlanetWildlife has been given a seal of approval from RIGHT-tourism, an international wildlife charity focused on the way animals are treated by tourists. Taking part in the global celebration of Earth Day, PlanetWidlife is pleased to announce this new partnership focused on responsible travel and the fair treatment of animals. “RIGHT-tourism is about helping people enjoy...

2012-09-18 23:00:40

Rollinglobe and the Rainforest Alliance Team up to Launch a Travel Booking Platform Dedicated to Sustainable Travel New York, NY (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 Rollinglobe Media, a New York-based online travel agency, and the Rainforest Alliance, a leading international sustainability nonprofit, announced today the launch of a co-branded sustainable travel booking platform to promote sustainable tourism across the globe. Sustainable tourism businesses are those that are profitable while...

2011-09-25 07:00:00

Guatemalan handicrafts, software specialists, specialized packages of sustainable tourism, and medical tourism high technology such as lab analysis are some sectors at the final stretch for the encounter with international buyers through the New World Craft and Service Summit Fairs, both of AGEXPORT. Guatemala (PRWEB) September 25, 2011 The New World Craft and the Service Summit are two important fairs to promote employment generation and growth opportunities of 7 export sectors; they are...

2011-06-09 12:20:00

Huatulco Becomes The First Destination in the World to Receive EarthCheck Gold Certification HUATULCO, Mexico, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The coastal paradise, Huatulco in southern Mexico, became the first destination in the world to receive EarthCheck's Gold certification, in yet another display of Mexico's sustainable tourism credentials. Previously, EarthCheck awarded Gold certification only to facilities such as resorts, and not communities such as Huatulco. Huatulco...

2011-05-26 10:02:00

GREENVILLE, N.C., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Day serves as the official kick off of the busy summer travel season. As millions of American's take to the sky and road to visit their favorite destinations, attractions, and nature parks, the Center for Sustainable Tourism, at East Carolina University, officially introduces the U.S. Visitor Care Code (www.visitorcarecode.org). The code is designed to highlight small and practical efforts travelers can make to protect the natural...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.