Latest news and insights from various sources relating to UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Sustainable Tourism Index by The Economist Intelligence Unit

“The Sustainable Tourism Index assesses countries on their commitment to develop and promote sustainable practices in tourism. It finds that, not surprisingly, the world’s developed countries have done more at the national level than their emerging-world rivals to formulate policy, foster adherence to recognised standards, encourage travel and tourism businesses to reduce their environmental footprint, co-ordinate efforts with NGOs and the private sector, and ensure protection of their cultural and historical assets.

A roadmap towards 2030: the legacy of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Participants from around the world joined the Official Closing ceremony of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 at the Palace of Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event reviewed the year´s main achievements and discussed the roadmap for advancing the contribution of tourism towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For full article, […]

GSTC Training Program Highlights: 2017 Summary and 2018 Outlook

With the aim of strengthening awareness of sustainable tourism in destinations around the world, the GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program (STTP) covers global trends in sustainable tourism and sustainability best practices for businesses and destinations, and offers a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the GSTC Criteria, the global baseline standards for sustainability in travel and tourism.

Tourism and Culture to work together for the SDGS

Over 800 participants from 70 countries gathered in Muscat, capital city of the Sultanate of Oman on 11-12 December 2017 for the Conference, an official event in the calendar of the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The Conference held under the patronage of H.H. Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister […]

YAANA ventures joins Adventure Travel Conservation Fund

YAANA Ventures, owner of Khiri Travel and Grasshopper Adventures, is proud to announce its membership in the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund (ATCF), an international non-profit organization focused on funding on-the-ground conservation projects around the world. The ATCF provides members in the travel and outdoor industry an avenue to directly support projects that are critical to protecting the future of adventure travel.

“YAANA Ventures fully supports the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit in responsible tourism,” said Willem Niemeijer, CEO of YAANA Ventures. “Our membership of ATCF reinforces the ‘people and planet’ part of that commitment.”

ATCF members include adventure and outdoor organizations that have come together to protect international travel destinations. “Without the conservation of these unique environments, cultures and communities, we risk losing the very experiences that we seek when we travel,” said Soraya Shattuck, ATCF Executive Director.

Once a year, the ATCF awards grants to organizations seeking conservation funding. Grant recipients are nominated and voted on by members of ATCF. One hundred per cent of ATCF membership dues fund chosen conservation projects.

Both non-profit and for-profit organizations, which may include conservation groups, indigenous people groups, tour operators, or accommodations, can receive project funding from ATCF. To learn more about the funding criteria, or to apply for a future ATCF grant, please visit the projects page on the ATCF website. To learn more about joining ATCF and becoming a member organization supporting global conservation, visit adventuretravelconservationfund.org.

This is an excerpt from an article first published on Adventure Travel News.

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