Theme: Certification and Standards
Posted Date : 10th April, 2024
BACKGROUND: SIDS are committed to increasing resilience by revitalizing and diversifying their economies, notably through a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable tourism model. The UN has acknowledged tourism’s potential to contribute to sustainable development, by declaring 2027 the International Year of Sustainable and Resilient Tourism (A/RES/78/260). Despite the recognition, tourism remains underrepresented in international financing […]
Posted Date : 16th February, 2024
Hailing from Tokyo, Takako Sakai has an extensive background in tourism-related roles, having previously worked with Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Hawaii Tourism Japan and Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB). Currently serving as a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (2022, Feb 16th ~ 2024, Feb 15th), Sakai contributes to Zlatibor Tourism Organization, a mountain resort […]
Posted Date : 30th October, 2023
In the Fifth Okinawa Basic Plan for Tourism Promotion, formulated in FY2012 , Okinawa Prefecture positioned its future vision for FY2021 as “a world-class tourist resort destination” and established the “Okinawa Tourism Outcome Indicators” with 40 criteria in five areas, including economy, tourists, prefectural residents, environment, and management. In addition, the Sixth Okinawa Basic Plan […]
Posted Date : 29th September, 2023
 Our pilot project for digital transformation in tourism is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at promoting sustainable tourism through innovation and collaboration. In alignment with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, we have ambitious objectives and core areas to enhance the tourist experience, promote ecological and social sustainability, and forge global partnerships.  […]
Posted Date : 4th September, 2023
Under India’s G20 Presidency, the Tourism Working Group (TWG) has identified five priority areas – Green Tourism, Digitalization, Skills, Tourism MSMEs, and Destination Management, with the aim to transform the tourism sector towards a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive future for all. In view of this, the Ministry of Tourism has launched the Travel for LiFE (TFL) […]
Posted Date : 28th April, 2022
This project for sustainable development of winter tourism in Kyrgyzstan is financed by the Government of Switzerland through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and implemented by the development organization HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation. The main objective of the project is to contribute to an increase in decent employment and income opportunities for the population, […]
Posted Date : 29th April, 2021
Porter Scholarship Programme: We believe it is essential that all our staff get the opportunity to progress in their chosen careers. Each year on Kilimanjaro we reward one of our hardworking porters by paying for their training to become a guide. The course which costs USD$900, is far beyond the means of most porters who […]
Posted Date : 14th April, 2021
Greener Act is the first ever App, which allows travellers to make positive changes by engaging in community projects and to support local causes, in order to create a more sustainable world. Our mission is to improve the livelihood of local communities and protect the natural environment, while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals of […]
Posted Date : 6th April, 2021
Ikaalisten Matkatoimisto Oy (IMT) is a family owned finnish travel agent and a tour operator. We provide leisure travel packages to finnish customers. Our travel destinations are mostly picked from near countries of Finland, like Baltic and Nordic countries. We believe that by educating our customers about the local cultures, environment, and nature we enforce […]
Posted Date : 2nd March, 2021
The Swiss Parks are unique territories that strive to promote a sustainable regional development. In order to integrate sustainability more strongly into local activities and partnerships, the Parks have defined seven core values: preservation and valorisation of nature and landscapes, regional value creation, awareness raising and communication, cooperation, innovation and quality, regional identity and culture, […]