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Spain’s Hotels Power Up for an Eco-Friendly Future
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Spain’s Hotels Power Up for an Eco-Friendly Future

The Parador de Corias, Spain is housed in a former monastery. Photograph: Parador de Corias SPAIN—Across Spain, hotels are prominently flagging their green credentials as they increasingly take steps to reduce their environmental footprint and appeal to a new generation of eco-aware consumers. The country’s Paradores, state-run hotels in historic buildings such as former palaces...

Greenview Releases Green Lodging Trends Report
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Greenview Releases Green Lodging Trends Report

SINGAPORE—Greenview has released its 106-page Green Lodging Trends Report 2018. The Report is the lodging industry’s annual exercise to assess and catalyze green innovation, best practices, and awareness regarding the state of sustainability across hotels worldwide. The Report highlights and summarizes responses to 115 survey questions in these categories: Energy Management, Waste Management, Water Conservation,...

ASHRAE to Begin Renovation to Create New Net-Zero World HQ Building
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ASHRAE to Begin Renovation to Create New Net-Zero World HQ Building

ATLANTA—ASHRAE announced board approval of a $15.7 million budget to begin a renovation of its new world headquarters building in metro Atlanta, with the intent of being designed for net-zero energy efficiency. The building located at 180 Technology Parkway in Peachtree Corners, is approximately 10 miles north of ASHRAE’s current location. The 1970s-era building was...

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas Completes Renewable Energy Project
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Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas Completes Renewable Energy Project

GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA—In line with the sustainable tourism philosophy of Costa Rica Tourism Institute (ICT), Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas has implemented a mass solar panel installation on its path toward entirely renewable energy. The project, one of the largest solar energy undertakings in Central America, was completed in December and will provide Tamarindo’s...

Major New Report on Overtourism Due in March
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Major New Report on Overtourism Due in March

BRISTOL, ENGLAND—The Travel Foundation has partnered with Cornell University and EplerWood International to analyze how the more damaging impacts of tourism’s rapid growth can be better understood and managed globally. After decades of steady growth, international tourist numbers surpassed 1 billion for the first time in 2012. The report shows that destinations across the world...

Solar-Powered Kudadoo Maldives Now Open
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Solar-Powered Kudadoo Maldives Now Open

LHAVIANI ATOLL, MALDIVES—Crown & Champa Resorts has opened its 100 percent solar-powered Kudadoo Maldives Private Island. The luxury resort is 200 meters long by 200 meters wide and was designed by Yuji Yamazaki. Included on the island are 13 one-bedroom residences and two two-bedroom residences. According to Crown & Champa Resorts, at every point in...

Monterey County Tourism Makes Significant Strides Towards Destination Sustainability
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Monterey County Tourism Makes Significant Strides Towards Destination Sustainability

MONTEREY, CALIF.—The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) has joined two initiatives that will further its goal of ensuring Monterey County is one of the world’s leading sustainable destinations by both setting ambitious goals and measuring long term impacts. The first is with Positive Impact, a global not for profit which exists to provide...

New Report from JetBlue, Nature Conservancy Uses AI Technology to Evaluate Impact of Natural Resources on Tourism
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New Report from JetBlue, Nature Conservancy Uses AI Technology to Evaluate Impact of Natural Resources on Tourism

NEW YORK—JetBlue, along with The Nature Conservancy, whose mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, released a new report focusing on the connection between natural resources and tourism. The report’s results revealed that the Caribbean is more dependent on tourism than any other region across the globe and highlights...

Finalists for Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Announced
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Finalists for Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Announced

LONDON—The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the 15 finalists for its 2019 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. The 2019 finalists are organized into the following new categories: Climate Action, Investing in People, Destination Stewardship, Social Impact and Changemakers. The Changemakers Award will put a special spotlight on fighting the illegal wildlife trade through...