More than one billion tourists travel across international borders each year, many of whom are inspired to see our planet´s natural wonders from majestic landscapes and pristine coastlines, to the rich biodiversity of our lands and our seas.
At the World Travel & Tourism Council 2015 Global Summit in Madrid, the NGO has unveiled an industry-wide campaign entitled to monitor and scale up social and environmental benefits from travel and tourism.
Mandala Research and Sustainable Travel International, in partnership with the Sustainable Travel Leadership Network and the Sustainable Destination Leadership Network, have announced that they are fielding the Sustainable Travel and Tourism Study to examine travelers' expectations, their definitions of sustainability, their propensity to visit destinations and support travel companies that contribute to the social, environmental and economic well-being of host communities.
A milestone resolution recognizing the contribution of sustainable tourism to poverty eradication, community development and the protection of biodiversity has been adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that five airlines have recently successfully completed stages of the IATA Environmental Assessment (IEnvA) program. IEnvA is an innovative, voluntary, two-stage evaluation process designed to drive airline environmental performance improvements through independent assessment.
Ahead of this years United Nations COP20 Conference Of the Parties on the issue of Climate Change, taking place in Lima in early December, a key development in the airport industrys efforts to address their carbon emissions, was announced in Cancun this week - on the occasion of the 23rd ACI Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Annual Conference and General Assembly.