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Sustainable Tourism: A Long Road Ahead
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Sustainable Tourism: A Long Road Ahead

Samuel Wich Every single second, more than 30 tourists arrive at their destination worldwide. With more than 1 billion passengers projected to travel in 2020, the effect tourism has on the environment cannot be underestimated. “Sustainability” has been one of the biggest buzz words of the past decade in the industry. Yet, the proliferation of...

USVI’s ‘Toxic 3 Os’ Sunscreen Ban Takes Effect
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USVI’s ‘Toxic 3 Os’ Sunscreen Ban Takes Effect

ST. JOHN, USVI—On Monday of this week, March 30, the U.S. Virgin Islands’ historic “Toxic 3 Os” Sunscreen Ban officially went into effect, making the territory the first in the United States to implement a ban of sunscreen chemicals that are known to destroy coral and cause health risks for people. Similar laws in Hawaii...

How the Corporate Race to Net Zero is Heating Up
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How the Corporate Race to Net Zero is Heating Up

NATIONAL REPORT—The drive to net zero is rapidly gathering momentum as more household names from across the business spectrum pledge to play their part in a low carbon future. For many companies, whether they’re coffee retailers, banks or ride-hailing companies, it’s about the steps they’re taking to cut their own emissions to zero. Corporate purchasing...

MGM Pledges $1 Million for Employee Emergency Fund, Donates Close to Half a Million Pounds of Food
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MGM Pledges $1 Million for Employee Emergency Fund, Donates Close to Half a Million Pounds of Food

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International announced an array of initiatives intended to support those impacted economically by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including a $1 million crisis and disaster relief pledge into an employee emergency grant fund and donating the equivalent of 400,000 meals across the United States. “As we confront extraordinary events and an unprecedented  global...

Six Senses Bhutan Unveils its Final Lodge, the ‘Forest Within A Forest’ Six Senses Bumthang
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Six Senses Bhutan Unveils its Final Lodge, the ‘Forest Within A Forest’ Six Senses Bumthang

BHUTAN—Less than six months after the opening of the “Traditional Birdwatching Bridge” in Gangtey, Six Senses Bhutan has opened its fifth and final lodge, Six Senses Bumthang. This opening marks the completion of a circuit that will take guests on a journey across the western and central valleys of the Kingdom. As the gateway to the east...

CTO Announces Partnership with George Washington University
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CTO Announces Partnership with George Washington University

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) announced a new partnership with The George Washington University’s International Institute of Tourism Studies that will give CTO members the opportunity to earn a professional certificate in sustainable tourism destination management at a discounted rate. “The Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world, and it also faces...

Hotelschool The Hague, IHIF (Questex) & International Tourism Partnership Launch Sustainable Hospitality Challenge
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Hotelschool The Hague, IHIF (Questex) & International Tourism Partnership Launch Sustainable Hospitality Challenge

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS—Hotelschool The Hague and IHIF (Questex) are joining forces, in collaboration with International Tourism Partnership (ITP), to enhance the development of sustainable hospitality. Through the Sustainable Hospitality Challenge, they will be challenging students from top-tier international hotel schools to provide innovative solutions to the environmental and social challenges the hospitality industry is currently...

Wyndham Among Ethisphere’s Most Ethical Companies
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Wyndham Among Ethisphere’s Most Ethical Companies

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—With a commitment to acting with integrity and a mission to making hotel travel possible for all, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has been recognized as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. This distinction marks the second time the company has been by named to the list by Ethisphere,...

Sustainable Travel Ireland Adopts GSTC Industry Criteria
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Sustainable Travel Ireland Adopts GSTC Industry Criteria

WICKLOW, IRELAND—Sustainable Travel Ireland has formally adopted the GSTC Industry Criteria to be used in Ireland by accommodations and tour operators. Sustainable Travel Ireland, formerly Ecotourism Ireland, is Ireland’s leading and longest-running body for the promotion of sustainable and responsible tourism, training and certifying businesses for over 10 years. Founded in 2009, Ecotourism Ireland set...

EPA Recognizes PM Hotel Group’s Commitment to 100 Percent Green Energy
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EPA Recognizes PM Hotel Group’s Commitment to 100 Percent Green Energy

PM Hotel Group 2019 Year End Sustainability Report CHEVY CHASE, MD.—PM Hotel Group announced that it has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. As of January 2020, PM Hotel Group is exclusively purchasing green power to meet 100 percent of the electricity needs for their entire hotel portfolio. PM Hotel Group is the...