Sustainable travel

10 August 2020

Tourist destinations
are having a holiday

At the heart of Responsible Tourism is the assertion that Responsible Tourism is first and foremost about making better places for people to live in. The […]
3 August 2020

Covid-19 brings innovation to international volunteering

There is, of course, nothing new under the sun. That’s an old idea from the Book of Ecclesiastes with the author complaining about the monotony of […]
31 July 2020

Why should angling be an integral part of the EU’s tourism strategy?

While the European Union is working on a strategy for the recovery of the EU tourism sector, the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment held a Webinar to […]
26 July 2020

5 beautiful islands
ruined by bucket lists

The story of Diagoras the boxer moves me, makes me think of him running on the beaches of Rhodes, climbing up the hills to strengthen his […]
24 July 2020

Tourism Sector to Take Concrete Action on Plastic Pollution

A new set of Recommendations published on July 22nd outline how the global tourism sector can fight against plastic pollution while effectively facing the public health […]
21 July 2020

Maldives, a tourist paradise threatened by rising waters

The Maldives: A tropical nation in the Indian Ocean which is composed of 26 atolls making up 1,192 tiny islands scattered 800km across the equator. A […]
17 July 2020

2021 will be the European Year of Rail

Next year is set to be the European Year of Rail, which will feature a range of events and campaigns to attract more people and goods […]
16 July 2020

Holiday season in Covid-19 times:
A new focus on local tourism?

This summer, Belgians are invited to travel locally. An opportunity for them to (re)discover Wallonia and its rich heritage, which has served as the backdrop for […]
16 July 2020

Startups to Pitch How to Accelerate Sustainable Development and Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the launch of a new Startup Competition to identify innovators who can boost tourism’s contribution to sustainable development. The […]
13 July 2020

Trust is the new
currency of tourism

For most people, travel is discretionary. We choose whether or not to travel, to move to someone else’s place to stay overnight or just for a […]
6 July 2020

Aviation is the Achilles heel of the tourism sector

Transport is fundamental to tourism and to day excursions. The industry started with a day excursion for 570 people organised by Thomas Cook in 1841 from […]
3 July 2020

UNWTO and Telefónica to drive tourism’s sustainable recovery

As tourism restarts around the world, Telefonica deepens its collaboration with the United Nations specialized agency to advance market intelligence in order to accelerate the sector’s […]
2 July 2020

Santorini: Toward an island
without plastic waste

The Greek volcanic island of Santorini with white houses, crystal blue beaches, steep slopes, stunning views and world-famous sunsets has never been that empty. With the […]
1 July 2020

Sustainable Valencia

During the lock-down Valencia has shown its inhabitants and visitors a friendly and sustainable face. The spring blossoms can be seen all around, in its parks […]
30 June 2020

Belarus Electric Buses Take Europe and India by Storm

In the European Union, with the Green Deal aiming to making the continent climate neutral by 2050 low-carbon technology in transport will be key to reducing […]
29 June 2020

Help us recognise those from the travel and tourism sector who have tackled Covid-19

This year we are going to recognise those destinations, businesses and other organisations or individuals who have used tourism and their tourism assets to tackle the […]
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