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Category: Responsible

Hong Kong Makes COVID-19 Testing Easy as Using a Vending Machine

Chief Assignment Editor- December 22, 2020 0

Hong Kong is diligently working to make it as simple as possible for people to test for COVID-19 as they go about their days using ... Read More

Canada’s last Ice Area cited as potential World Heritage site

Global Editor- April 5, 2017 0

A new report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the US-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and UNESCO's World ... Read More

Who IGLTA wants to see lead UNWTO as a secretary general

eturbonews- April 2, 2017 0

John Tanzella, president and CEO  of IGLTA, speaks out on the upcoming election for the new Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). IGLTA ... Read More

MGM Resorts joins world observance of Earth Hour 2017

Global Editor- March 24, 2017 0

MGM Resorts International will recognize Earth Hour, the global effort to raise awareness of climate change, by dimming the exterior lights at 18 of its ... Read More

NH Hotel Group switches off its lights during Earth Hour

Global Editor- March 23, 2017 0

For the ninth consecutive year, NH Hotel Group will support the WWF global initiative Earth Hour, switching off the lights of its hotels’ façades all ... Read More

IATA pays a visit to Turkish Airlines

eturbonews- March 16, 2017 0

Defined as a building block of the aviation industry, Turkish Airlines consistently continues to invest in vocational education-training. Serving as the training hub of the ... Read More

Thailand’s Attorney General Implicates Senior Official in Last Week’s Rhino Horn Haul

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- March 16, 2017 0

In a major move against the corruption that facilitates wildlife trafficking, Thailand's Attorney General Pongniwat Yutthapanborikarn announced that a senior official is being moved today ... Read More

Positive impact travel on the rise

Global Editor- March 1, 2017 0

As responsible tourism grows, with large international organisations like the UN declaring 2017 the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the Adventure Trade Travel ... Read More

Colorado Sanctuary Rescues Lions, Tigers & Bears from Argentina

eturbonews- February 19, 2017 0

The Wild Animal Sanctuary, the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit Wildlife Sanctuary, has successfully rescued (3) Bengal Tigers, (2) African Lions and (2) Grizzly Bears from inhumane conditions at a ... Read More

UNWTO: Viajes El Corte Inglés commits to Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

eturbonews- February 10, 2017 0

Viajes El Corte Inglés in Spain has signed the Private Sector Commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, a key element of ... Read More

PATA loves young tourism Professionals and it shows

eturbonews- February 6, 2017 0

var bannersnack_embed = {"hash":"bxpadij9r","width":150,"height":50,"t":1485422298,"userId":11891656,"type":"html5"}; The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now introducing a membership category for students as part of the Association’s pledge to ... Read More

Unexpected results when using a Japanese Toilet: Confusing task

eturbonews- February 5, 2017 0

Using a toilet in Japan can turn into a complicated actiity, and may have embarrassing unexpected results. This is becauce there are toilets, and then ... Read More

South Africa has no time to contest sale of lion bones

eturbonews- January 30, 2017 0

  South Africa is about to permit the export of lion bones to produce fake tiger wine but has given the public almost no time ... Read More

Global Tourism Economy Research behind UNWTO Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

eturbonews- January 26, 2017 0

The Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC) is proud to be one of the Official Sponsors of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017). ... Read More

Air Canada receives award for best corporate sustainability report

Global Editor- January 26, 2017 0

var bannersnack_embed = {"hash":"bxpadij9r","width":150,"height":50,"t":1485422298,"userId":11891656,"type":"html5"}; Air Canada has been recognized by the Finance and Sustainability Initiative (FSI) with the "2017 Award for Best Corporate Sustainability Report ... Read More

Extreme levels of pollution: European countries initiate emergency measures

Global Editor- January 24, 2017 0

Extreme levels of pollution have prompted many European countries to initiate emergency measures across the continent, where a mixture of cold weather, lack of wind, ... Read More

ITB Berlin highlights corporate social responsibility in tourism again

Global Editor- January 24, 2017 0

Corporate social responsibility in tourism will be a dominant theme at ITB Berlin – ITB CSR Day features the key topic ’Sustainable Food and Beverages ... Read More

Ban on Ivory trade by China clearly not enough

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa- January 18, 2017 0

Three Chinese appeared in court in Dar es Salaam yesterday charged with ivory possession worth some 7 billion Tanzania Shillings according to the prosecution. The ... Read More

NASA, NOAA data show 2016 warmest year on record globally

Global Editor- January 18, 2017 0

Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ... Read More

Wyndham Worldwide releases 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Global Editor- January 18, 2017 0

The Wyndham Worldwide 2015-2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report reflects the Company's holistic integration of CSR into its business and how CSR continues to be ... Read More

Rhino Translocation from South Africa to Rwanda

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa- January 8, 2017 0

Rwanda's only savannah national park, Akagera, was in the news two years ago when a lion relocation from South Africa brought these predators back. Seven ... Read More

Eden on Earth: A charity, largest rainforest in captivity and voted best UK tourism attraction

eturbonews- January 4, 2017 0

As a tourist attraction, a social enterprise and a charity, Eden is a unique and complex organization.  The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us ... Read More

Happy 18th Birthday Nepal Tourism Board

eturbonews- December 31, 2016 0

Nepal Tourism Board celebrated its 18th Anniversary on Dec. 31, 2016, in an intimate program attended by officials from the Ministry of Culture, Tourism & ... Read More

Christmas present for Ugandans: A Rhino Baby

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome - eTN Africa- December 27, 2016 0

Some good news came from the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda where over the Christmas holidays another rhino baby was born. The mother, Malaika, gave ... Read More

European Green Capital 2016 launches campaign against plastic bags

Global Editor- December 20, 2016 0

The City of Ljubljana has launched a campaign against plastic bags with the slogan "I’m not lasting, but therefore less annoying. I’m a biodegradable bag." ... Read More

Qatar Hamad International Airport renews its Airports Council International Carbon Accreditation

eturbonews- December 11, 2016 0

DOHA – Qatar: Hamad International Airport (HIA) is celebrating its successful renewal of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme by announcing ... Read More

How Al Ahsa InterContinental Hotel supports local community?

eturbonews- December 9, 2016 0

In Saudi Arabia, Al Ahsa InterContinental, a hotel property committed to operating in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, recently concluded a blood donation campaign ... Read More

Seychelles protecting 30% of its waters through historic debt-for-nature deal

eturbonews- December 8, 2016 0

Ginger Strand published in the latest Nature Org Magazine and Helena Sims circulated with pride that the Seychelles debt swap and marine spatial planning initiative ... Read More

A Christmas Present From SUN

eturbonews- December 7, 2016 0

The 2015 Paris Accords set in train, a 3-decade, low carbon transformation, based on widespread recognition that “Climate Change is existential”. This is the reason ... Read More

UN aid agencies ramp up response amid worst southern African drought in decades

Global Editor- December 7, 2016 0

Following the worst El Niño-induced drought in decades in southern Africa, United Nations humanitarian agencies and partners today launched a revised Action Plan to outlining ... Read More