Monthly Archives: November 2012

EU seeks to stop the clock

President Obama has signed the bill prohibiting US airlines from participating in the EU’s emissions trading scheme. More The European Commission has suggested to the EU Member States that the clock be stopped for one year. But failure by ICAO … Continue reading






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Child Protection and Volunteering; CHILDREN ARE NOT TOURIST ATTRACTIONS.

The issues of child protection extend well beyond paedophilia, although as Marina Diotallevi of UNWTO made clear there is still much to be done to eradicate child sex tourism. Stephen Farrant of the International Tourism Partnership talked about the work … Continue reading






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The travel and tourism industry is not making progress on reducing carbon pollution fast enough

This year’s debate on World Responsible Tourism Day at WTM was on whether the industry is doing enough to reduce its carbon pollution. Most of those who were there felt that it wasn’t – before and after the debate. Watch … Continue reading






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The London OLympics: economic impact #4

Simon Jenkins writes in today’s Evening Standard “This summer £97 million was spent on a “cultural Olympiad and festival”, overwhelmingly in a city largely denuded of tourists. The audit of this huge sum remains obscure and, given the Olympic mystique, … Continue reading






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On the Record – the 6th World Responsible Tourism Day at WTM

Building on 20 years of work on sustainability this year was the 6th World Responsible Tourism Day at World Travel Market Fiona Jeffery, Chair of World Travel Market, explained why Responsible Tourism is so important during the formal opening of … Continue reading






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Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards

At 11:00 today, at World Travel Market in London, the winners and highly commendeds in this year’s Virgin Holiday Awards will be announced. At 12:00 as the ceremony concludes the results will be published on the Responsible Tourism Awards website: … Continue reading






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