UNWTO and PATA Collaborate to Promote Sustainable Tourism in Asia-Pacific Region

(IN SHORT) The 17th edition of the UNWTO-PATA Forum, held in Guilin, China, from October 26 to 27, 2023, reaffirmed the partnership between the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to guide the sustainable development of tourism in the Asia-Pacific region. The forum, organized with co-hosts including the… Read the full press release

Weeva celebrates its first year as sustainable travel continues to top consumer and business priorities

Weeva founders (from left to right): Arnold Meyer, Executive Chairman at Nianova Advisors; Russel Binks, Head of Sales and Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari; Lindsey Walter, Co-founder and Director of Weeva and Head of Commercial Development at Nianova Advisors; Jill Pruett, Finance and Operations Executive at Nianova Advisors; and Julie Cheetham, Co-founder and Managing Director at Weeva and Executive Sustainability at Nianova Advisors.

Weeva founders (from left to right): Arnold Meyer, Executive Chairman at Nianova Advisors; Russel Binks, Head of Sales and Marketing at Tswalu Kalahari; Lindsey Walter, Co-founder and Director of Weeva and Head of Commercial Development at Nianova Advisors; Jill Pruett, Finance and Operations Executive at Nianova Advisors; and Julie Cheetham, Co-founder and Managing Director at… Read the full press release

UNWTO Appoints Chef Ambassadors for Sustainable Tourism at 8th World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2023-Oct-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed Chef Fatmata Binta and world-renowned Basque Chefs Martín Berasategi and Pedro Subijana as Ambassadors for Sustainable Tourism, in the framework of the 8th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism co-organized with Basque Culinary Center (BCC). The UNWTO thus recognises their… Read the full press release

White Pearl Mozambique Launches Private Beach Villa

The Villa at White Pearl aerial shot

Maputo, Mozambique, 2023-Oct-7 — /Travel PR News/ — White Pearl Resorts in Mozambique has just unveiled its private beach Villa, acquired to complement its current 22 original stilted pool suites, all tucked amidst a pristine coastal dune forest, fringed by golden beaches and lapped by the warm Indian Ocean.   Located at Ponta Mamoli, 55 miles… Read the full press release

Weeva partners with the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

Lindsey Walter (Co-Founder, Weeva) with Glenn Mandziuk (CEO) and Wolfgang M. Neumann (Chair) of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

London, UK, 2023-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance has welcomed the sustainability management platform Weeva as an affiliate member to help drive collaboration on industry resilience and data-led sustainability.   Designed by sustainable tourism experts, Weeva champions small, sustainable actions, backed by consistent data management, to boost efficiency and, ultimately, profitability within the industry. The… Read the full press release

Sangeetha Liyanapathirana Named 2023 PATA Face of the Future for her Commitment to Sustainable Tourism and Youth Engagement

BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Sangeetha Liyanapathirana, Manager – Health, Hygiene and Sustainability at Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, has been named as the 2023 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region. “This year we received a fantastic list… Read the full press release

Weeva joins the ATTA Evolution

Weeva - sustainability data management tool

Cape Town, South Africa, 2023-Aug-4 — /Travel PR News/ — ATTA®, Weeva and Wesgro will be partnering tonight, 3rd August 2023, to host the first-ever ATTA® Evolution networking event in Cape Town.    Industry leaders and local members will gather at The Bailey to “Connect through Conversation” and share their experiences and ideas to create and… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group Launches ‘Basics’ Verification Scheme to Drive Sustainable Tourism Worldwide

Together with thousands of hotels, destinations and OTAs Radisson Hotel Group supports Hotel Sustainability Basics  Inaugural partners include destinations, major international hotel groups and tourist resorts  Research shows almost all hotels are aware of their responsibility to the planet Brussels, Belgium, 2023-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Together with the WTTC, top brands, associations and… Read the full press release

WTTC launches Hotel Sustainability Basics scheme to drive responsible and sustainable tourism

Global tourism body announces verification scheme for Basics  Thousands of hotels, destinations and OTAs support Hotel Sustainability Basics  Inaugural partners include destinations, major international hotel groups and tourist resorts  Research shows almost all hotels are aware of their responsibility to the planet  Berlin, Germany, 2023-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Travel & Tourism… Read the full press release

Radisson Hotel Group partners with industry leaders to launch “Basics” verification scheme for sustainable tourism

Together with thousands of hotels, destinations and OTAs Radisson Hotel Group supports Hotel Sustainability Basics  Inaugural partners include destinations, major international hotel groups and tourist resorts  Research shows almost all hotels are aware of their responsibility to the planet Brussels, Belgium, 2023-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Together with the WTTC, top brands, associations and… Read the full press release

PATA Destination Experience Forum and Mart 2023 to Showcase Best Practices in Sustainable Tourism in Kuching, Malaysia

Focusing on Ecotourism, Gastronomy Tourism, Adventure Travel, Destination Management and Digital Marketing, the event is composed of four components – Destination Experiences, a Conference, a B2B Adventure Travel Trade Show and various networking opportunities  BANGKOK, THAILAND, 2023-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the PATA Destination Experience Forum and Mart… Read the full press release

Weeva Showcases Sustainability Solutions at OurAfrica.Travel

New Sustainability Management Platform Weeva to attend OurAfrica.Travel this month

Cape Town, South Africa, 2023-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ —Weeva showcases Sustainability Solutions at OurAfrica.Travel. Weeva will be exhibiting at OurAfrica.Travel for the first time in February 2023. The recently launched digital sustainability management system was created for the tourism industry to manage the complicated and sometimes daunting task of “sustainability” and to help build… Read the full press release

Five Fabulous Reasons to Book a Trip to Southern Africa

Images of Onguma Dream Cruiser

Southern Africa, 2022-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — 5 Reasons to book a trip to Southern Africa There’s never been a better time to book a holiday to Southern Africa. Here are five good reasons it should be high on your bucket list. 1).  Namibian Night Skies Spend a wildly romantic night under Namibia’s starry… Read the full press release

Sustainable Tourism: Everything You Should Know

LONDON, 2022-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — With climate change and overtourism affecting our daily lives, sustainability and mindfulness have entered the global travel discussion. Acting in ways to better our communities and our worlds has shifted from general environmental concern to activism in specific spaces, including the tourism industry. So, precisely what is sustainable… Read the full press release

The Autonomous City of Ceuta, a Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa, joins the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in support of sustainable tourism

Madrid, Spain, 2022-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) welcomes the Autonomous City of Ceuta as an Affiliate Member to promote shared values and a common vision on sustainable tourism. The Autonomous City of Ceuta joins the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to promote sustainable tourism and boost the competitiveness of the tourist destination. The incorporation… Read the full press release

Delta på det tredje CASSINI HACKATHON, og se hvordan dine idéer kan være med å utvikle turismen i Norge

Vi trenger flere kreative hoder! Let’s (Re)Visit Europe in Style. KRISTIANSAND, Norge, 2022-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Det tredje CASSINI HACKATHON, som vil finne sted 12.-14. mai, er et event som arrangeres på 10 lokasjoner i Europa samtidig. Deltagerne vil få en unik mulighet til å bruke data og signaler fra EUs programmer Copernicus,… Read the full press release

CASSINI Hackathon: (Ri)visitiamo l’Europa con stile. Una sfida per l’Italia sulla salvaguardia ambientale e la digitalizzazione nel settore del turismo

(Ri)visitiamo l’Europa con stile. Una sfida per l’Italia, organizzata da Lazio Innova, sulla salvaguardia ambientale e la digitalizzazione nel settore del turismo ROMA, Italia, 2022-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Sono aperte le iscrizioni per partecipare alla terza edizione del CASSINI Hackathon, la competizione lanciata dalla Commissione europea per stimolare l’uso delle tecnologie spaziali e… Read the full press release

Συμμετάσχετε στο 3ο CASSINI Hackathon για να ανακαλύψετε πώς οι ιδέες σας μπορούν να βοηθήσουν στην προστασία του τουρισμού στην Ελλάδα

ΑΘΗΝΑ, Ελλάδα, 2022-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Το 3ο CASSINI Hackathon, το οποίο έχει προγραμματιστεί για τις 12-14 Μαΐου, είναι μια πανευρωπαϊκή εκδήλωση η οποία θα αντιμετωπίσει κατά μέτωπο σημαντικές παγκόσμιες προκλήσεις στον τομέα των ταξιδιών και του τουρισμού με τη βοήθεια του Διαστημικού Προγράμματος της ΕΕ. Με την ένταξή τους στο Hackathon, οι… Read the full press release

Rejoignez-nous au 3e Hackathon CASSINI et découvrez comment vos idées pourraient assurer l’avenir du tourisme en France

NîMES, France, 2022-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Le 3e Hackathon CASSINI aura lieu du 12 au 14 mai. Cet événement de portée européenne s’attaquera, avec l’aide du Programme spatial de l’UE, aux grands défis mondiaux dans le secteur du voyage et du tourisme. Dans 10 régions d’Europe, les participants au Hackathon bénéficieront de l’opportunité… Read the full press release

Nehmen Sie am 3. CASSINI Hackathon in Der Science Park Graz (SPG), Österreich

GRAZ, Österreich, 2022-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — 3. CASSINI Hackathon zur Neubelebung des Tourismus: Stellen Sie sich der Herausforderung! Europa stilvoll (neu) entdecken. Der 3. CASSINI Hackathon vom 12.-14. Mai ist eine europaweite Veranstaltung, die das EU-Weltraumprogramm nutzt, um wichtige globale Herausforderungen der Tourismusbranche zu bewältigen. Durch ihre Teilnahme am Hackathon erhalten die TeilnehmerInnen… Read the full press release

3. CASSINI Hackathonon Magyarországon: Fedezd fel (újra) Európát: ötletelj és találkozz az iparág legjobb szakembereivel!

Budapest, Magyarország, 2022-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — A május 12 és 14 között, egész Európában megrendezendő hackathon fő célja, hogy a résztvevők szembenézzenek az idegenforgalom legfontosabb globális kihívásaival, és fenntarthatóbbá alakítsák Európa turizmusát. Mindebben uniós űrprogram segíti a őket. A CASSINI Hackathonokat tíz európai országban rendezik meg, a csatlakozó résztvevők lehetőséget kapnak arra, hogy #EUűradatok felhasználásával… Read the full press release

Junta-te a nós no 3º CASSINI Hackathon para veres como as tuas ideias podem ajudar a promover o turismo em Portugal

COIMBRA, Portugal, 2022-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — O 3º CASSINI Hackathon, que irá decorrer entre os dias 12 e 14 de maio em 10 cidades da Europa, entre as quais Coimbra, é um evento à escala europeia que vai abordar importantes desafios globais no setor das viagens e do turismo, com o apoio do… Read the full press release

Weź udział w 3. Hackathonie CASSINI w Polsce i pomóż ponownie ożywić turystykę

KRAKÓW, POLSKA, 2022-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Podejmij wyzwanie! Weź udział w 3. Hackathonie CASSINI i pomóż ponownie ożywić turystykę! Czas (Re)Visit Europe w dobrym stylu. Zaplanowany na 12-14 maja 3. CASSINI Hackathon, to ogólnoeuropejskie wydarzenie, które z pomocą unijnego Programu Kosmicznego, zajmie się ważnymi globalnymi wyzwaniami związanymi z podróżowaniem i turystyką. Dołączając do… Read the full press release

De 3e CASSINI Hackathon in Nederland: Doe mee met de knapste koppen uit ruimtevaart en toerisme

NOORDWIJK, Nederland, 2022-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Daag jezelf uit op de 3e CASSINI Hackathon en blaas toerisme nieuw leven in. Thema: (Re)Visit Europe De 3e CASSINI Hackathon vindt plaats van 12-14 mei verspreid over 10 locaties in Europa. Als onderdeel van het EU Space Programme richt deze hackathon zich op belangrijke uitdagingen waar… Read the full press release

Coming soon: Cornell University ‘Sustainable Tourism Destination Management’ Online Course Program, in partnership with the Travel Foundation

BRISTOL, UK, 2022-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News — An online course program developed by Cornell University in partnership with the Travel Foundation will be the first-of-its-kind to equip destination professionals with new knowledge and skills urgently needed to manage tourism in the 21st Century. The comprehensive, 40-hour course is borne out of analysis from the… Read the full press release

The Rise of Sustainable Tourism in Madeira

Madeira begins sustainable certification process with EarthCheck London, UK, 2022-Feb-22 — /Travel PR News/ — A key goal for the destination of Madeira in 2022 is to enhance its sustainability credentials for tourism. ‘MADEIRA. BELONGS TO ALL. SO SUSTAINBLE’ is the slogan of the project which aims to involve the entire local community. The certification… Read the full press release

Tuk-Tuk Tales

Tuk Buttercup on Safari

Kenya, 2021-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — With much of Africa back on the dreaded red list, there hasn’t been much to smile about this week. But in Kenya’s Kimana Sanctuary,  Josh, Jasper, Ivo and Robbie AKA the Tuk South crew, have been far removed from the Omicrom drama unfolding around the globe – enjoying… Read the full press release

Tuk Tuks For Rangers

Kenya to Cape Town, 2021-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Kenya may have been removed from the UK’s red list – but Africa is bleeding without its tourists. The impact of 18 months of lockdown has been devastating. Revenue from tourism is central to the conservation of some of the planet’s most important habitats and… Read the full press release

Airbnb launches an initiative to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism in countries and cities across the globe

San Francisco, CA, 2018-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (APRIL 17 2018), Airbnb launched the Office of Healthy Tourism, an initiative to drive local, authentic and sustainable tourism in countries and cities across the globe. Along with the launch of the Office, Airbnb is also releasing data that shows the benefits of healthy tourism… Read the full press release

UNWTO launches capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection for West and Central Africa

UNWTO launches capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection for West and Central Africa   MADRID, Spain, 2017-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today 22 May 2017. On… Read the full press release