Social media has completely changed our lives, both positively and negatively. On the one hand, it brings us closer together and allows us to interact in more meaningful ways. But on the other hand, it encourages superficiality.
Latest news and insights from various sources relating to UN Sustainable Development Goals.
One of the lesser graphic images used in the post, however still upsetting to see.(Margaux Leigens)
On May 1st, the Perhentian Turtle Project awoke to their worst nightmare. Having heard news of not one, nor two, but three deceased sea turtles in the waters surrounding the nesting beach of Tiga Ruang in the Perhentian Islands of Malaysia.
Better Places has become the first Dutch travel organisation (and one of very few worldwide) to become a Certified B Corporation. With this accreditation, Better Places joins the international movement of sustainable companies, proving that successful entrepreneurship and making a positive contribution to the world can go hand in hand.
Bali Zoo, Singapadu Village, Sukawati, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia.
A shocking new report from World Animal Protection has revealed that all wildlife tourism entertainment venues in Bali with captive elephants, tigers, dolphins or civet cats fail to meet even the basic needs of wild animals in captivity.
Mr. Randy Durband, GSTC CEO, has visited Vanuatu, a new GSTC Destination Member, in June 2018.
(Left to Right) Acting Director, Vanuatu Department of Tourism, Mr. Donald Pelam; GSTC CEO, Mr.
Vanuatu Department of Tourism Joins GSTC
June 2018 – Vanuatu Department of Tourism has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a destination member.
Vanuatu Department of Tourism is a government agency established under the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry and Ni-Vanuatu Business.
A new online quiz by the Travel Foundation explores the challenges and opportunities surrounding responsible tourism. Paradise (Almost) Lost, takes you on a journey to a virtual tropical island with the challenge to save “Paradise” by responding to a range of issues such as: temples crumbling from too many visitors, a lack of local produce on the menus, and what to do with all that waste! Appealing to everyone from travel agents to destination authorities, the 20-minute quiz is a great coffee break challenge – and those who previewed the quiz agree:
July 5, 2018 – The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that Green Destinations has achieved the ‘GSTC-Accredited’ status. The awarded status affirms Green Destinations’ commitment to promoting sustainable destinations.