Who are the real climate change innovators in tourism?

When ResponsibleTravel.com announced the call for entries for the annual World Responsible Tourism Awards a few days ago, there was one new category I was particularly pleased to see introduced. According to the blurb on responsibletravel's website, the new "Award for Innovation for Carbon Reduction" will recognise "an innovative and transparent approach to reducing carbon" I like the way this award has been framed. First, that key word "transparent". Over the years there has been too much … [Read more...]

Reviewing awarding winning Tourism and water conservation solutions

Today, Friday 27th September, is World Tourism Day and the theme is 'Tourism and Water: protecting our common future'. Water is also one of the key themes at World Responsible Tourism Day 2013. And this week, the five finalists for the Responsible Travel awards for 'Best for Water Conservation' were announced. Looking at the different companies that were shortlisted for this category - held for the first time this year to mark UN Year of Water Co-operation, what is remarkable is what different … [Read more...]