Sustainable Tourism News
IHG makes $40m in “green savings”
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.
Launch of Responsible Hotels of the World
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 confirms commmitment to sustainable tourism
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 becomes first ‘green’ station in West Midlands
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.
World Travel Awards celebrates sustainable tourism in style
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.
Bahamas island pushes sustainable travel
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.
Delta Hotels serves sustainable seafood
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.
Westin spearheads sustainable hoteling
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.
Dominica: A Role Model For Sustainable Tourism
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.