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CREST Releases ‘Case for Responsible Travel’ Report
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CREST Releases ‘Case for Responsible Travel’ Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) has released its latest report: The Case for Responsible Travel: Trends & Statistics 2020, a special edition on lessons from COVID-19 for tourism in a changing climate. This annual meta-analysis comes at an unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has highlighted the immense need and value...

IHG Hotels & Resorts Deepens Commitment to Advancing Equality
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IHG Hotels & Resorts Deepens Commitment to Advancing Equality

ATLANTA—IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced further updates in its efforts to advance equality for all, through key partnerships and programs with the National Urban League, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and Jobs for America’s Graduates. Elie Maalouf, CEO, Americas, IHG, said: “The hospitality that we...

Travel’s Role in Empowering Local Food Producers Highlighted in New Cousteau Film
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Travel’s Role in Empowering Local Food Producers Highlighted in New Cousteau Film

CYPRESS, CALIF.—The TreadRight Foundation, The Travel Corporation’s not-for-profit, has released another short film featuring its “Planet” Ambassador, filmmaker and environmentalist, Céline Cousteau, speaking to the critical role travel plays in empowering local food producers and communities. At a time when it’s clear that the balance between people and the planet has been lost, the film...

Clean the World and Las Vegas Sands Partner with Seven Clean Seas to Prevent Plastic from Reaching the Ocean
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Clean the World and Las Vegas Sands Partner with Seven Clean Seas to Prevent Plastic from Reaching the Ocean

ORLANDO, FLA.—Clean the World Foundation, a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainability has partnered with Las Vegas Sands to facilitate The Drop by Drop Project. A collaboration between Clean the World Foundation and initiative co-founder Sands, The Drop by Drop Project will reinvest capital from water stewardship efforts into three innovative projects supporting...

World Tourism Day 2020: Global Community Unites to Celebrate ‘Tourism and Rural Development’
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World Tourism Day 2020: Global Community Unites to Celebrate ‘Tourism and Rural Development’

MADRID, SPAIN—The 2020 edition of World Tourism Day will celebrate the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural and natural heritage all around the world. Celebrated on September 27 with the theme of “Tourism and Rural Development”, this year’s international day of observation comes at a critical...

Dutch Caribbean’s Harbour Village Recognized as Leading Eco-focused Resort
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Dutch Caribbean’s Harbour Village Recognized as Leading Eco-focused Resort

BONAIRE, DUTCH CARIBBEAN—Harbour Village, a charming boutique resort set on Bonaire’s only private beach, has been recognized by the Bonaire Chamber of Commerce as a Blue Destination, which is awarded to resorts that have shown a strong dedication to sustainability. The resort has held a long-standing commitment to leading the way in eco-forward efforts on...

Hilton Named ‘Most Socially Responsible Hotel Management Group of China’
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Hilton Named ‘Most Socially Responsible Hotel Management Group of China’

SHANGHAI—Hilton was recently named the “Most Socially Responsible Hotel Management Group of China” at the 15th China Hotel Starlight Awards. Hilton won additional accolades at the property level, with Waldorf Astoria Beijing and Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund named among the “Best Luxurious Hotels of China,” and Hilton Shenzhen Futian and Hilton Guangzhou Baiyun...

Banyan Tree Group Partners with Grassroots Pantry to Lead Curve in Sustainable Food Sourcing
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Banyan Tree Group Partners with Grassroots Pantry to Lead Curve in Sustainable Food Sourcing

SINGAPORE—Banyan Tree Group announces an F&B partnership with Grassroots Pantry, a pioneering brand in Hong Kong which is at the fore of plant-based cuisine in Asia’s fine dining scene. Grounded on the passion for a sustainable future through food, this partnership leverages the post-COVID quest for better health and wellbeing, where food choices and nutrition...

Renewables Hit New Record, Provide More Than One-Fourth of U.S. Electricity
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Renewables Hit New Record, Provide More Than One-Fourth of U.S. Electricity

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) produced significantly more electricity than either coal or nuclear power during the first five months of 2020, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of just-released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In May alone, renewable sources accounted for more than one-quarter (25.3...

Three Groups Join to Make Palau Carbon Neutral Destination
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Three Groups Join to Make Palau Carbon Neutral Destination

PALAU—The Palau Bureau of Tourism, Sustainable Travel International, and Slow Food have launched a new project in Palau that aims to mitigate the tourism sector’s carbon footprint and establish Palau as the world’s first “Carbon Neutral Tourism Destination.” The project is taking an innovative destination-level approach that includes promoting local food production within tourism and...