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Meeting
#5799

World Cities Day 2018 (http://www.un.org/en/events/citiesday/)

31 October 2018, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5794

World Tourism Day 2018

27 September 2018, Madrid, Spain

News Headlines
#116288
2018-03-20

Protecting Mexico's island paradise

The popularity of the Mexican island of Cozumel as a cruise destination is great for the economy — but not necessarily for nature. The country is now trying to protect its blue waters and fragile coral reefs.

News Headlines
#116233
2018-03-08

Sustaining Tourism, The Hard Way

In the past decade the tourism debate has seen a shift beyond the recognition of the sector as the engine of growth and development and job opportunities. Global warming, depleting habitat cover for wildlife and other species, increasing population, excess exposure of destinations, have brought ...

News Headlines
#116033
2018-02-20

Ministry of Environment and Tourism

Query: The Ministry of Environment and Tourism seems to want to take over the whole country and turn it into a park. There is almost nowhere to go anymore, where you don’t need a permit and vast areas of the country are cut off from citizens. What kind of country is Namibia becoming and for who?

News Headlines
#115979
2018-02-15

Botswana: Bio-Diversity Important to Economy

Maun — Deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Mr Thabang Botsoma says biodiversity and ecosystem are vital to the economy and development of Botswana.

News Headlines
#115950
2018-02-14

Bringing Uganda to Ugandans

All those Ugandans who have never seen a lion in real life are, therefore, advised to make plans and be there. The king will be in the company of other powerful cats such as leopards and the cheetah, up close and personal.

News Headlines
#115839
2018-01-30

El Nido's balancing act: Managing nature and tourism

The El Nido local government finds managing its natural environment challenging due to the constant demands coming from its booming tourism industry. “It is very challenging because this is a developing municipality, and as tourists are coming in, we have to provide appropriate services to them, ...

News Headlines
#115792
2018-01-24

Rwanda expands gorilla home

Rwanda has got a new additional habitat for its growing population of rare mountain gorillas, the Gorilla Berengei Berengei. The 27.8-hectare property (about the size of 70 standard football fields, was donated by the AWF (African Wildlife Fund) and will be incorporated into the 16,000 hectare g ...

News Headlines
#115751
2018-01-22

INVESTOUR Focus on Brand Africa and Biodiversity

Two round tables and a business-to-business component were integrated in the ninth edition of INVESTOUR that took place within the framework of FITUR. The first session, moderated by Thebe Ikalafeng, chairman at BrandAfrica, addressed branding strategies to position the African continent in the ...

News Headlines
#115764
2018-01-22

Italianian newspaper hails Egypt’s Marsa Alam as ‘heaven’

The city of Marsa Alam in the Red Sea Governorate still attracts international press attention due to its natural tourism attractions. One of Italy’s most famous tourist websites affaritaliani.it published a long report saying the city includes seven wonders, calling the place “heaven.”

News Headlines
#115644
2018-01-11

Melting ice opens up the Arctic to tourism — and danger

For centuries, ambitious mariners pining to traverse the Arctic Circle experienced little more than disappointment — and often death. But diminishing sea ice and more temperate weather have made traveling through polar waters a vacation rather than an exploration.

News Headlines
#115575
2017-12-18

Retiring UNWTO chief highlights tourism as development tool

Taleb Rifai, secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) who will step down from office this month, highlighted the key role of tourism in helping with sustainable development.

News Headlines
#115517
2017-12-08

Ski resort will devastate Unesco world heritage site in Bulgaria, says WWF

A budget ski resort expansion is poised to carve 333km of new slopes and 113km of ski lifts through a Unesco world heritage site of “outstanding universal value”, according to documents obtained by WWF in a lawsuit.

News Headlines
#115430
2017-12-04

New app helps tourists discover beautiful ecotourism destination in Romania

Tourists can now discover Romania’s beautiful ecotourism destination Colinele Transilvaniei (the Hills of Transylvania) with the help of a mobile app launched by WWF Romania in partnership with Mioritics Association.

News Headlines
#115233
2017-11-17

Mozambique: Deputy Minister Calls for Tourism Based On Biodiversity

Maputo — Mozambique's Deputy Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development, Celmira da Silva, argued on Thursday that tourism based on biodiversity can play a significant role in the economic sustainability of the country's conservation areas.

News Headlines
#115175
2017-11-14

Morocco's blue tourist town turning green

Chefchaouen is town of some 45,000 residents where visitors come to admire hundreds of hues of blue.Huddling against a hillside in northern Morocco is a tourist town famed for the striking blue of its buildings, and now the mayor is mixing in another colour -- green.

News Headlines
#115091
2017-11-08

Fixing the challenges frustrating tourism in Africa

The United Nations designated the year 2017 as the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development due to tourism's capacity to enhance economic growth through job creation, the attraction of investment, fostering entrepreneurship, preservation of ecosystem and biodiversity, protectio ...

News Headlines
#115092
2017-11-08

Peru launches its new tourism campaign

From backpacking in the Andes to luxury Amazon river cruises, Peru has positioned itself as one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world. Peru has enjoyed a growing tourism industry with more and more people visiting the country year on year.

News Headlines
#115032
2017-11-01

Need to preserve beauty of Sabah to ensure tourism remains sustainable

Tourism players want Sabah’s tourism to remain sustainable with continuous conservation of its natural heritage and biodiversity in 33 years to come.

News Headlines
#115022
2017-10-31

Galapagos species are threatened by the very tourists who flock to see them

Native species are particularly vulnerable on islands, because when invaders such as rats arrive, the native species have nowhere else to go and may lack the ability to fend them off.

Meeting
#5677

World Cities Day 2017

31 October 2017, New York, United States of America

News Headlines
#114938
2017-10-24

Rethinking tourism and its contribution to conservation in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of 36 global hotspots for biodiversity. Its unique wildlife is a major draw card for tourists. About three million international visitors arrive in New Zealand each year, adding NZ$15 billion to the economy. At least half explore a national park or protected area (PA), but the ...

News Headlines
#114928
2017-10-23

Trouble in Indonesian tourist paradise

The islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot — but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push.

News Headlines
#114806
2017-10-10

Delve into Rwanda, Africa’s new seat of tourism

The young mountain gorilla hangs from a branch, then falls to the ground. Not knowing what to do next, it sits atop the imposing head of its father, which is taking a siesta.

News Headlines
#114758
2017-10-05

Tourism Ministry Sees Urgency In Climate Change Prep Work

The Recent rash of hurricanes to affect the Caribbean has lent urgency to efforts to shore up the climate change preparedness of Jamaica's multi-million-dollar tourism industry.

News Headlines
#114728
2017-10-04

Thrust on infrastructure to put Arunachal Pradesh on world tourism map

Arunachal Pradesh, blessed with the pristine beauty of nature, is all set to woo tourists from across the globe by boosting air, rail and road connectivity and developing infrastructure

News Headlines
#114612
2017-09-27

World Tourism Day: the top 10 destinations for sustainable tourism you need to know about

As the threat of climate change and global warming is ever on our minds, what sustainable tourism destination should you consider visiting to keep your conscience green?

News Headlines
#114615
2017-09-27

Practising sustainable tourism is a priority – FEDHASA

In celebration of World Tourism Day, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) says people should practice sustainable tourism and adhere to the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) mandate.

News Headlines
#114616
2017-09-27

World Tourism Day: Tourism Can’t Achieve Its Potential Without Sustainability – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that sustainability is absolutely necessary if tourism is to achieve its full potentials, which include being a catalyst for economic growth and poverty eradication.

News Headlines
#114617
2017-09-27

Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, says President Kovind on World Tourism Day 2017

New Delhi, September 27: To celebrate World Tourism Day, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind,presented the National Tourism Awards Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at a function held in New Delhi.

News Headlines
#114618
2017-09-27

Doha: Celebrating world tourism

It is a proud celebration time in Doha, capital of Qatar, as the UNWTO has chosen it as the venue of the World Tourism Day 2017 Official Celebration in the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. On this day, a new chapter of the Qatar National Tourism S ...

News Headlines
#114619
2017-09-27

Vietnam focuses on sustainable tourism development

Developing sustainable tourism in combination with preserving and promoting national cultural values, and protecting landscapes and the environment is among targets set in Vietnam’s master plan on tourism development by 2020, with vision to 2030.

News Headlines
#114620
2017-09-27

The 5Ps of the tourism world today

It is customary for countries around the globe to celebrate World Tourism Day at this time each year. The theme for today's celebration is 'Sustainable Tourism — A Tool for Development'. This year is extremely special as it is designated the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Developm ...

News Headlines
#114621
2017-09-27

World Tourism Day: Be a responsible traveller

On World Tourism Day, globetrotters are being challenged to be responsible, mindful travelers at a time when the news cycle seems be peppered with stories of tourists behaving badly.

News Headlines
#114622
2017-09-27

World Tourism Day: learn how these destinations are promoting sustainable travel

There’s no doubt travel is booming – World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) figures show that tourist numbers increased around the globe in the beginning of the year. This year also marks the UNWTO’s Year of Sustainable Tourism – well-timed as more and more destinations around the world ponder how t ...

Web Announcement
#114638
2017-09-27
News Headlines
#114599
2017-09-26

Costa Rica: Welcome to the jungle

Costa Rica has transformed itself into a premiere eco-destination by setting aside almost one-quarter of its land as nature reserve, allowing visitors to enjoy animals in their natural setting. And to make sure that these areas are available for future generations, Costa Rica has pioneered susta ...

News Headlines
#114588
2017-09-25

Germany avails N$2 billion to Namibia

Windhoek-The German government has availed approximately N$2 billion (133.5 million euros) for technical and financial cooperation projects and programmes.

News Headlines
#114569
2017-09-22

This Hotel Wants to Save the Rainforest

A sanctuary for native species, Inkaterra’s Machu Picchu hotel is at the forefront of sustainable tourism.

News Headlines
#114516
2017-09-20

The godfather of eco-bling: Brando’s Tahitian paradise

Tetiaroa (France): An exotic island paradise in French Polynesia bought by Marlon Brando in the sixties is using its Hollywood image to tackle environmental issues — with a little help from its jet-set visitors.

News Headlines
#114490
2017-09-19

Jalayanam’ to boost water tourism

Water tourism is expected to get a boost in Kadalundi and Olavanna grama panchayats in the district, as ‘Jalayanam’, a project aimed at developing farm and aquatic tourism initiatives, is all set for launch next month.

Press Release
#114429
2017-09-14

New guidance on tourism concessions for protected areas released

14 September 2017 – The Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) today released a new publication titled Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development

News Headlines
#114416
2017-09-13

Curiosity saves the cat: Tourism helps reinvent the jaguar

From villain to hero, the jaguar (Panthera onca) stands at the cusp of a radical overhaul in its public image. As the largest cat in the Americas, the species commands a dominant role in the food chain of its native Pantanal – a vast swathe of tropical wetland that encompasses parts of Brazil, P ...

News Headlines
#114322
2017-09-05

Community development: Role of tourism

A new challenge in the tourism sector is the construction of new roads in various spots including inaccessible areas mainly affecting trekking tourism.

News Headlines
#114298
2017-09-01

Eco-Tourism: Preserving the Seychelles' true treasures

The Seychelles Islands boast a unique mix of sublime white-sand beaches, sun-kissed landscapes and enticing azure waters but how is the island nation preserving its unspoilt natural allure while allowing its booming tourism industry to thrive?

News Headlines
#114246
2017-08-30

Tourist cycling route set up in Bucharest’s delta

Vacaresti Natural Park Association and BikeXpert Racing Team have set up an 8-km tourist cycling and hiking route in Vacaresti Natural Park, also known as Bucharest’s delta. Both adults and children can try the new route, but they should have bikes equipped for off road rides.

News Headlines
#114198
2017-08-28

Tourists Can Soon Offset Travel with Trees

Tourists visiting Iceland will soon be able to plant trees to lessen the carbon footprint of their trip, RÚV reports. The company Landsskógar ehf. has signed an agreement with the Icelandic Forest Service on the cultivation of trees on behalf of tourists and others who want to offset their carbo ...

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