Oklahoma has launched seven pilot programs as part of ECO (Encouraging Conservation in Oklahoma) - a sustainable travel initiative.
Green savings by the InterContinental Hotels Group are starting to reap rewards. Whilst posting a 38% dive in profits yesterday, the hotel giant offset some of the investor disappointment by forecasting a $10 million improvement in cost savings to $80 million, having already raised the figure from $30 million to $70 million in May.
Leading global travel website for responsible holidays, responsibletravel.com, will today launch a new collection of stunning hotels that respect local people and environments under the brand name Responsible Hotels of the World. The company is at the same time launching a dedicated travel agency division to book these hotels on behalf of their customers.
Qantas has re-affirmed its support for sustainable tourism through theQantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism in 2009.Group Executive Qantas Airlines Commercial, Mr Rob Gurney, said the award was developed toencourage Australian Tourism Operators to minimise their impact on the environment.
KINGS Norton, Birmingham has been declared the West Midlands’ first eco-friendly station after a team effort to create a bespoke ‘green’ travel plan for its users.
Greece, Spain and Italy shared a fistful of honours at the World Travel Awards European Ceremony.Lufthansa took the title of Europe’s Leading Airline, NCL Leading Cruise Line and The Westin Dragonara, perched on a private peninsula in Malta, received the Leading Family Resort award.
Star Island, a private-island destination currently under development in the Bahamas will open its doors in late 2009, its mix of high-luxury and high-sustainability could be the talk of the travel industry.
In an area well known for its bountiful and fresh seafood, Delta’s hotels in British Columbia are partnering with Ocean Wise, a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program that guides restaurants and their patrons in making environmentally friendly seafood choices.
Travel can turn even the most Prius-like consumer into a gas-guzzling SUV, according to a survey of frequent travellers commissioned by ELEMENT Hotels, a new Westin-inspired extended-stay brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Caribbean destination Dominica was featured as a role model for sustainable tourism development at the First International Conference on Environmental and Sustainable Development (CIEMADeS in Spanish), held at Hotel Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 10-12, 2005.