UNWTO and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) forged a new cooperation agreement consolidating efforts on sustainable tourism and the protection of natural and cultural heritage.
The new joint program includes networking opportunities through the GSTCs Destination Membership, and Sustainable Travel Internationals Sustainable Destination Leadership Network (SDLN). These programs, which are now available at a combined price, provide destinations with an unparalleled opportunity for learning, idea sharing, advocacy, and collaboration on a global scale.
The airport industrys efforts to address its carbon emissions were highly commended last night at the annual global Sustainia Awards ceremony in Copenhagen. As part of this years event, the EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard announced the finalists and winner of the European Commissions World You Like contest.
Today, at the WTM World Responsible Tourism Day, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) announces an official reciprocal agreement with the World Travel & Tourism Council´s (WTTC) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, the world´s leading sustainable tourism awards, to broaden the important message of sustainable and responsible tourism globally.
The new collaboration between these two organizations will allow Sustainable Travel International and GET to integrate their respective solutions in future destination initiatives and Green GrowthInvestment Roadmaps, plans and strategies.
Sustainable Travel International has announced the launch of its Canada operations, in an effort to enhance the organization's mission to collaborate with destinations, business and travellers to implement innovative sustainable tourism development and conservation solutions that protect the environment, support adaptation to climate change, maintain sense of place, and generate economic benefits.
South Sardinia is the first Mediterranean destination to complete the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's (GSTC) Early Adopters Program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations. The assessment was one of the first initiatives of Visit South Sardinia, a new DMO formed by five forward-thinking municipalities: Cagliari, Domus de Maria, Muravera, Pula, and Villasimius.
Following the conclusion, on Friday 5 October, of the ICAO 38th Assembly meeting in Montreal, Canada, the Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), Mr. Andrew Herdman, welcomed the decision reached by governments to proceed with the development of a global market based measure addressing emissions from international aviation.