News articles in Sustainable Tourism

Cornell Report: Eco-certification Delivers Better Business for Hoteliers

(Dive Travel Business Monday June 16, 2014) -- According to the latest research from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Center for Hospitality Research, eco-certified hotels "generally have higher resource efficiency on both the operator and the customer factors." And furthermore, "This finding underscores the credibility of audit-worthy eco-certifications … and provides further empirical evidence for operational benefits of eco-certifications."

Keys to Successful Destination Marketing & Management Revealed - Free Report

(Dive Travel Business News - Friday June 13, 2014) -- Sustainable Destination Report, a free report offered by Totem Tourism identifies the major factors that underscore successful destination management. In profiling activities in 26 countries, the report outlines a number of common themes that each of these destinations employs to provide an appropriate mix of activities and practices that support continued success as a sustainable destination.

New Caledonia to Create Largest Marine Preserve on Earth

(Dive Travel Business - June 12, 2014) -- New Caledonia, a small island chain in the South Pacific, just set aside the largest protected area on the planet. The sprawling marine park spans 1.3 million square kilometers — or more than 320 million acres — easily becoming the most expansive wilderness preserve anywhere, on land or at sea.

In Honor of the Captain's Birthday, It's Time To Turn on Your Inner Cousteau

(Dive Travel Business - June 11, 2014) -- Today is the 104th birthday of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Born June 11, 1910 Jacques-Yves Cousteau AC was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie Française. Cousteau died at the age of 87 on June 25, 1997.

Blue Ocean Business Summit Attendees Ride the Waves of Change

(Dive Travel Business - Monday June 9, 2014) -- The Blue Ocean Business Summit, a first-ever online industry gathering, took place June 2-6, 2014.  The new business event invited all stakeholders to the table to discuss the future of the dive industry and the imperative to bring the ocean into their businesses as a full partner.

Traveling Towards Sustainability - DAY 4 at the Blue Ocean Business Summit

(Dive Travel Business - Wednesday June 4, 2014) -- Day 4 of the Blue Ocean Business Summit kicks off on Thursday June 5, 2014. This free online industry event calls all stakeholders to the table to discuss the future of the dive industry and the need to bring the ocean into their businesses as a full partner.

The first day, entitled Big Ocean, Big Picture gave participants a powerful grounding on the new way of doing business that will help business owners and travelers ride the waves of change occurring in our industry and world.

PBS TV Host of "Saving the Oceans" Dr. Carl Safina speaks at Blue Ocean Business

(Dive Travel Business - May 29, 2014) -- The ocean is facing many issues, and according to scientists, the vast majority are man-made. These looming threats cause some of us to lose hope, while others downplay or ignore the problems and still others sound an alarm so loud that its intended audience has a stress response strong enough to tune out the message completely.

And it's not surprising. After all, what can one person really do to make a difference to a massive global problem? To many of us, the issues seem overwhelming and insurmountable:

Blue Ocean Business Summit Free Online Dive Industry Event

(Dive Travel Business - May 26, 2014)-- There are some big waves gathering in the dive industry and they are coming to a head. Many dive business owners are wondering what the future holds for their business and how they can continue to make money with so many unknowns. But, for the first time ever, the Blue Ocean Business Summit is looking to help business owners ride these waves and join the movement of creating a sustainable dive industry.

Leading Belize Eco Dive Resort Green Globe Certified

(Dive Travel Business - May 23, 2014) -- “We are honored to be re-certified and recognized by Green Globe as a leading Belize Eco-Resort,” said Cathy Alchin, General Manager at Xanadu Island Resort, an eco-resort offering extensive diving opportunities off Ambergris Caye. Situated on the beach in San Pedro, Ambergris, Belize. “Our efforts to preserve and uplift Ambergris Caye and the community of San Pedro are at the core of what makes Xanadu Island Resort a favorite among eco-conscious travelers.”

Report Responds to Building Pressure to Create Sustainable Destinations

(Dive Travel Business - May 13, 2014) -- With the pressure to become sustainable, the tourism industry is looking to ways that can move their destinations into sustainable offerings.

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