Did you know?
The business volume of tourism equals that of food products and even surpasses that of automobiles!
Read more about international tourism’s contribution to trade in Chapter 1 of UNWTO’s 2014 Annual Report: http://ow.ly/NnTfP
– World Tourism Organization
Most wildlife adds value to nature, but it’s often hard for humans to quantify. Thanks to eco-tourism, though, some species now directly raise a lot more revenue in the wild than on the black market.
An interesting paper entitled, "A European Sustainable Tourism Labels proposal using a composite indicator" was recently published in Environmental Impact Assessment Review, September 2015, Vol.54:39–54
The paper defines a Sustainable Tourism Labels System to assess country-brands. While focusing on Europe, the conclusions of the empirical analysis can be extrapolated to other areas as well.
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Singapore-listed companies will have to publish sustainability reports in the near future, announced SGX CEO Magnus Bocker, as the exchange embarks on a one-year exercise to study which guidelines to adopt. This would give Singapore hotels a big boost in its profits
The Colloqui was set up as an informal grouping of like-minded individuals and organizations working on the triple challenge of sustainability – environmental, social and economic – and its implications for the tourism sector.