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What Caring Looks Like

New Video Celebrates 10 Years Of WestJet Cares For Kids

What Caring Looks Like WestJet is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its signature community investment program, WestJet Cares for Kids, with the release of its newest video, Celebrating 10 years of WestJet Cares for Kids. The video does the math on the number of flights the program has donated to its charitable... more ›
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Booking.com Gives Sustainable Tourism A Boost

Booking.com Gives Sustainable Tourism A Boost Booking.com has launched its new new accelerator program – Booking.com Booster. The program is designed to identify, mentor, and fund enterprising start-ups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the global tourism industry, the three-week program taking place in... more ›
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TIAO Partners With Green Tourism

TIAO Partners With Green Tourism TIAO has partnered with Green Tourism in order to deliver sustainable tourism certification programs to businesses in Ontario. As the exclusive purveyor of Green Tourism certification in the province, TIAO is able to offer affiliate Green Tourism memberships, including preferred rates for... more ›
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Committed To The Fight

Tourism Symposium Focuses On Climate Change

Committed To The Fight The role of tourism in implementing the Paris Agreement was on the table during the recent 22nd session of the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP22), looking at ways to advance Sustainable Tourism in a Changing Climate. The goal of the meeting was aimed at increasing awareness on tourism and... more ›
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UNWTO Measuring Sustainabale Tourism

UNWTO Measuring Sustainabale Tourism Policy experts and statisticians specialized in sustainable development, environment and tourism gathered recently to agree on the way forward in developing a statistical framework for sustainable tourism. The first meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST)... more ›
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A Sea Change Of Adventure

Peregrine Unveils New Carbon Offset Cruises

A Sea Change Of Adventure In what it describes as a “sea change on sustainability,” Peregrine Adventures has introduced a new range of carbon-offset adventure cruises. The 10 new small ship itineraries will visit small ports that the big ships can’t get to, allowing travellers to explore little-known towns and... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators

Making The World A Better Place

TravCorp Teams Up With Me To We

Making The World A Better Place The Travel Corporation – parent company of such leading travel industry brands as Trafalgar, Insight and Contiki – is lending a helping hand to an organization known for providing a helping hand, reports Ian Stalker in this week's digital edition of Travel Courier. ME to WE, which, among... more ›
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No Sale

TripAdvisor Takes Action To Protect Animals

No Sale TripAdvisor has announced its commitment to launch a set of industry-leading actions, including changes to its policy on selling tickets to animal attractions and the launch of a new education portal to help inform travellers about the standards of care for wild, captive, and endangered species... more ›
Posted in News, Online Travel Agency, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations

The Power Of Change

G Adventures Unveils Travel Better And More On WTD

The Power Of Change In his welcome to the crowd of travel trade types and others who packed Toronto's funky District 28 last night (Sept. 27) to mark World Tourism Day (WTD), G Adventures founder, Bruce Poon Tip observed that, “We're here to celebrate tourism [because it] has the power to change the... more ›
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If You Love Them, Set Them Free

Tourists Urged To Consider Animal Welfare

If You Love Them, Set Them Free A Toronto-based animal rights organization says travellers should realize that wildlife is above all wild and shouldn't be used to entertain tourists, reports Ian Stalker in this week's digital edition of Travel Courier. Melissa Matlow of World Animal Protection told a recent Toronto symposium... more ›
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