In the presence of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) today agreed to launch a new public awarenesscampaigncalling on tourists to help reduce demand for illicit goods and services linked to transnational organized crime.
The office holiday party; the company softball league; the baby shower for the woman who sits three cubicles down the hall; happy hour with your co-workers: These are all part of the social rhythms and obligations of the modern workplace - some company sponsored, others initiated by employees - ostensibly meant to help us form and maintain close relationships with our colleagues.
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has selected the Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu corridor in Peru, and the shores of Lake Llanquihue, Puerto Varas, and Frutillar in the Lakes Region of Chile for the second round of its pilot program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations.
Setting precedent for the global adventure tourism sector, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today has released a Values Statement a new prerequisite of membership in the near 900-member global community representing more than 80 nations - to ensure members of its community put effort towards nurturing, protecting and professionalizing sustainable development of the adventure travel industry.
Today at the annual Mexican tourism event, Tianguis Turistico in Puebla, MLT Vacations announced an increase in its airline partners non-stop capacity and the addition of new resorts to its Mexican product offerings.
Most travel brands use Facebook and Twitter but growing numbers are using Google+ to engage with users in a compelling way. Could this be down to the growing recognition that the boundaries between social and search are becoming increasingly seamless? Pamela Whitby reports