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Costa Rica Joins GSTC

Costa Rica Joins GSTC The Costa Rican Tourism Board (Instituto Costarricense de Turismo) has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). William Rodríguez, Minister of Tourism of Costa Rica, said: “We are honoured to become a GSTC member country, an organization with which Costa Rica shares the... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations

Tourism Investment Seen As Key To Recovery

Tourism Investment Seen As Key To Recovery Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has called for a new tourism investment thrust to recover from the fallout of the global pandemic. Bartlett’s call comes against the fact that prior to the pandemic outbreak in 2019, tourism accounted for 10% of global GDP, provided 11%... more ›
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Tourism Shows It Cares At Victoria Event

Tourism Shows It Cares At Victoria Event A deeper understanding of Canadian Indigenous issues, and the potential option of creating First Nations tourism programs, were key takeaways for travel professionals attending the Meaningful Travel Summit in Victoria, BC recently. The international conference assembled over 120 travel... more ›
Posted in Canada, Events, News, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

GBTA Taking Care Of The Business Of Sustainability

Association's First Summit Driven By Urgency, Collaboration And Need For Action

GBTA Taking Care Of The Business Of Sustainability The GBTA’s first Global Sustainability Summit focused on decarbonizing business travel in alignment with the Paris Climate Goals – and the 27th United Nations Climate Summit (COP27) happening concurrently this week in Egypt – and acknowledged the urgency, value of collaboration and the... more ›
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A Fitting Honour

SRI’s Executive Chairman, Adam Stewart Receives Honourary Degree From UWI

A Fitting Honour Sandals Resorts International (SRI) Executive Chairman Adam Stewart was conferred with an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree at the 2022 graduation ceremony of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Campus on Nov. 5 in Jamaica in recognition of his work as an entrepreneur and... more ›
Posted in Events, News, Resorts, Responsible Travel

WestJet Commits To SAF Flights From SFO

WestJet Commits To SAF Flights From SFO WestJet has announced a three-month commitment to operating all flights, from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Calgary International Airport (YYC) with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by Neste. The SAF Destination program, a first of its kind in Canada, underpins... more ›
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Mālama Lānaʻi Day Trip Open To Private Groups

Mālama Lānaʻi Day Trip Open To Private Groups The Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau (MVCB) continues its collaboration with Trilogyʻs Blue ʻĀina, and Pūlama Lānaʻi to provide a Mālama Lānaʻi Day Trip experience for group travel. Sherry Duong, executive director of the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau, said: “We are... more ›
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Milestones In Sustainability For GBTA

Milestones In Sustainability For GBTA The GBTA, along with the GBTA Foundation, continues to move forward on its commitment, partnering and programming in sustainability to enable the global business travel industry to reduce carbon emissions and build a greener future. Delphine Millot, Senior Vice President, Sustainability,... more ›
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Agents Explore The Amazon With ProColombia

Agents Explore The Amazon With ProColombia Colombia can accommodate those who want to indulge in a little monkey business. Juan Sebastian Sanchez of Colombian tourism board ProColombia told a Thursday Baxter Media webinar that the country has huge expanses of Amazon jungle that are home to monkeys, jaguars, pink dolphins and a host... more ›
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Air Canada, CAE Advancing Diversity

Air Canada, CAE Advancing Diversity Air Canada and CAE are joining forces to advance diversity in aviation doubling the number of 2023 Captain Judy Cameron Scholarships granted to young Canadian women studying to become commercial pilots or maintenance engineers. Up to four aspiring commercial pilots will be invited to join the... more ›
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