ASIA DMC joins WTM panel

October 10, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

HANOI, 10 October 2017:– ASIA DMC’s group managing director, Linh Le, joins an expert panel discussion at WTM London 2017 to debate the critical issues of sustainable tourism.

Taking place on the first day of the international travel trade show at ExCeL London, the session will see a panel of experts examine “The Major Environmental Challenges: Carbon & Water”.

This platform will allow Linh to share his experience in the sustainable tourism sector and how tour operators are facing up to its environmental responsibilities. Read more

Asia DMC gains Travelife status

September 21, 2017 by  
Filed under News, tour operators, Vietnam

HANOI, 21 September 2017: Award-winning destination management company ASIA DMC has achieved partner status with Travelife, a global sustainability leader.

To coincide with the celebration of its 20th anniversary, ASIA DMC Vietnam has been awarded partner status with Travelife, a training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies.

This demonstrates the tour company’s on-going commitment to environmental and social sustainability across its business. Read more

WTTC opens its 2018 awards

September 18, 2017 by  
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LONDON, 18 September 2017: The World Travel & Tourism Council calls on travel and tourism organisations to showcase their sustainable best practices by entering in the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2018.

WTTC President & CEO Gloria Guevara said: “We are pleased to announce that the call for entries for the 2018 WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are open.”

The WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards celebrate the best in sustainable tourism business leadership and  encourages organisations operating in this field to apply for the awards programme. Read more

More travellers ready to go green

April 20, 2017 by  
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AMSTERDAM, 20 April 2017: To mark Earth Day, 22 April, Booking.com, has released findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report that indicate more travellers are prepared to book green travel products and services.

In a year that the United Nation’s has designated as  International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, this new research points to some promising signs when it comes to eco-considerations weighed by both travellers and accommodation providers. Read more

Four Asian endeavours reach Nat GEO finals

March 10, 2017 by  
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BERLIN, 10 March 2017: Five winners of the 2017 National Geographic World Legacy Awards were announced Thursday during an awards ceremony held at the Palais am Funkturm, the new official awards venue of ITB Berlin.

For the first time four of the 15 finalists that reached the awards stage at ITB Berlin, this year, were from Asia.

It indicates a growing recognition in Asia that tourism must abide by sustainable tourism principles and be part of the solution to save the environment. Read more

HR the key to Mekong success

February 17, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 17 February 2017: The tourism industry must view human capital development and human resource development as “strategic pillars” if the industry is to be a leader adopting responsible and sustainable values, according to Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office executive director, Jens Thraenhart.

“In the Mekong Tourism region we want multiple-bottom-line outcomes,” Mr Thraenhart said. “But they are so much tougher to work towards when the industry’s demand for qualified and committed people far exceeds supply.”

When travel and tourism organisations find it difficult to employ experienced, qualified, or appropriately trained people, service quality is impacted, said Thraenhart. Read more

TAT paints Chiang Rai green

July 14, 2016 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 14 July 2016: Chiang Rai province has been designated a business model for sustainable tourism development in 2017, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand governor, Yuthasak Supasorn.

He made the comment on Chiang Rai’s status at a media briefing, earlier this week, on TAT’s 2016 to 2017 marketing activity plan.

A core element of the plan is a policy shift to position Thailand as a ‘Smart Tourism’ destination where ‘value for experience’ creates higher yield than previously realised under its ‘value for money’ campaigns in the past. Read more