Archive for the ‘Environmental Issues’ Category
Ronny Jumeau, Seychellesâ€™ Ambassador for Climate Change, makes a compelling argument for the continued active concern by small island states for what is happening in Antarctica. The Chicago Tribune reports on the melting down of the poles. Sir Ronald Sanders from the Caribbean News Now from the Cayman Islands had his article â€˜The Poles melt, [...]
Irene Lane of Greenloons Dispels Confusion Surrounding Recently Minted Seal of Approval, Eco-Certification
Vienna, VA, Feb 1, 2012 – What does qualified third party eco-certification, a recently minted “green” seal of approval, mean to travelers? In a newly released certification guide, Irene Lane, founder of eco-travel services trail blazer Greenloons explains that slogans like green, sustainable, local and eco are being used to seduce consumers.
WASHINGTON, DC and TORONTO – The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and Planeterra, a leading non-profit foundation dedicated to sustainable community development and environmental conservation through travel, are collaborating to develop a set of criteria that will help international voluntourism providers plan and manage their programs in a responsible and sustainable manner.
WASHINGTON, – The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), is a one-of-a-kind annual conference focusing on sustainable business strategies and solutions that inspire innovative change in the global tourism industry. This year, the ESTC is co-hosted by the Hilton Head Island (Hilton Head Island Visitor & Convention Bureau) and being held on Hilton Head Island, [...]
Leading Tourism Industry Conference Seeking Best Practice Case Studies on Ecotourism and Sustainable Business Strategies
WASHINGTON – The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC), now in its fifth year, is a unique annual tourism industry conference providing practical solutions and innovative ideas to help green the tourism industry. Organized by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), this year’s ESTC is being held from September 19-21, 2011, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, [...]
LORETO, BAJA California — Idaho-based Sea Kayak Adventures, Inc. is offering an exciting all-inclusive eight-day trip package where participants can spend three days hands-on helping researchers monitor and tag endangered sea turtles at their nesting beach in Magdalena Bay, then three days paddling a sea kayak alongside dolphins and sea lions in the clear waters [...]
The Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference Features Voluntourism Activities for the First Time
PORTLAND, OR – For the first time in the eventâ€™s history, delegates of the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) held Sept. 8-10 in Portland, Oregon, USA will have the opportunity to participate in actual volunteer activities during field sessions. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and the destination hosts Travel Oregon and Travel Portland are [...]
Ahead of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark (December 2009), UNWTO has joined several UN agencies to release an Interagency Statement of the United Nations System: “Green Economy: A Transformation to Address Multiple Crises.” This statement underlines the necessity for leading economies to come together and strengthen the coordination of their respective [...]
Madrid, Spain / Geneva, Switzerland, June 5 2009 – In anticipation of the UN climate conference COP 15, to be held in 6 months time, global business leaders came together at the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen (May 24-26). At the event, the report â€˜Towards a Low Carbon Travel and Tourism Sector’ [...]
MA’ALAEA (MAUI), HI – Pacific Whale Foundation president Greg Kaufman delivered a talk on “Eco-Friendly Whalewatching: It’s Not Always Easiest to Be Green” at a naturalist workshop that was conducted in Provincetown, Massachusetts at the Hiebert Marine Laboratory on April 24-26.