With the world population rising to 7.5 billion inhabitants, the scarcity of resources makes the reduction of food waste and its collection to develop food donations an absolute priority to fight hunger and poverty.
Today one third of the food produced worldwide every year is thrown away while one fourth of it would be enough to feed the world population.
The hospitality industry, although a small waster, has developed practical guidelines to help hospitality businesses to reduce their food waste and to engage in food donations.
The main goals of the project 'Sustainable Food Communication' were to develop effective tools for communicating the sustainability dimensions of the food on offer to hotel guests and to measure the impact of different communication instruments on guest awareness, attitudes and behavior regarding sustainable food in holiday hotels.
The 2018 edition analyses tourism performance and policy trends across 49 OECD countries and partner economies. It highlights the need for coherent and comprehensive approaches to tourism policy making, and the significance of the tourism economy, with data covering domestic, inbound and outbound tourism, enterprises and employment, and internal tourism consumption.
The findings in the report build on an analysis of tourism data as well as research on specific destinations and dozens of interviews with tour operators, tourism authorities, hospitality providers, airlines, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), academics, and think tanks. The report includes a diagnostic tool for 68 cities around the world to try and provide an 'early warning' of what kind of overcrowding risks may be most at play.
The aim of this activity is to identify and systematize best solutions and best practices which proudly represent the concept of circular economy and are ready to use by tourism services sector. Wide approach to a research will provide a comprehensive view on circular economy and effective use of its main principles. This will be a basis for further work on the another issues of CIRTOINNO products. Handbook can be a great inspiration and valuable source of knowledge for tourism businesses.
Based on the report prepared by UNWTO the UN General Assembly adopted on 20 December 2017 the resolution entitled, “Sustainable tourism and sustainable development in Central America” (A/RES/72/214). The resolution recognizes the important role of tourism for the sustainable development of Central American countries and invites countries to join the Sustainable Development Programme.
UNWTO Lusaka Declaration on "Promoting Sustainable Tourism, a Tool for Inclusive Growth and Community Engagement in Africa"
The Declaration recalls milestones related to the potential of tourism to advance the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and highlights 17 action points that governments and stakeholders should prioritize. It makes reference to the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
The Declaration recalls milestones related to the potential of tourism to advance the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and highlights 15 action points that governments and stakeholders should prioritize. It makes reference to the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
The Declaration recalls milestones related to the potential of tourism to advance the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and highlights 21 action points that governments and stakeholders should prioritize. Reference is made to the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
Food consumption is seen by most tourists as an important part of their trips and tourism often takes place in ecologically, socially and culturally sensitive destinations. This manual is intended as a guide for practitioners: F&B managers and their staff. It also offers general background information, practical advice and points the reader to a range of further sources.
The Kasane Call to Action on Sustainable Tourism is for governmental agencies; international organizations; financial institutions and donors; non-governmental, grassroots and other civil society organizations; the private sector; academic institutions; communicators and the media; and travellers to join forces advancing sustainable consumption and production in tourism worldwide.
Innovative catalysts boosting sustainability in the tourism sector: based on cases and initiatives from Germany
Intended to support tourism suppliers mainstream sustainable practices, this project analyzed different successful sustainable tourism initiatives with the aim to identify specific elements that have visibly catalysed the shift towards more sustainable consumption and production patterns in tourism in Germany.
Report summarising the nearly Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH) initiative which aims to support the accommodation industry in the EU, providing the capacity to comply with nearly Zero Energy Buildings policies, by offering practical training and information materials, capacity building activities, and decision support tools.
The guidelines were developed under the “Tourism partnerships and concessions in protected areas: Cooperating for success” project, executed on behalf of the CBD Secretariat by the Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group) of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. They were funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany and by the Government of the Republic of Korea through the Bio-Bridge Initiative.
Many protected areas are managed for tourism and visitation as one component of achieving their purpose, involving a wide range of stakeholders, including the private sector. The rapidly expanding demand for tourism development associated with protected areas emphasizes the need to provide clear guidance that will contribute towards sustainable tourism consistent with the primary conservation objectives of protected areas.
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In this third annual edition, the One Planet - Sustainable Tourism Programme magazine presents the highlights of the network’s activities during 2017-2018. Featuring the new strategy 2018-2022 “One Plan for One Planet”, this publication spotlights also the four principle tenets of the Kasane Call to Action on Sustainable Tourism: “#TheTourismWeWant”: Lead, Innovate, Finance, Empower (“LIFE”) and presents world-leading achievements on the ground under each action lever.
Sardinia was until 2003 in the rearguard of Italy and Europe in terms of waste management. With a separate collection rate of 3.8%, this popular tourist island used to send all the remaining waste to landfills and incineration. However, a strategy based on the promotion of separate collection with particular attention to bio-waste, and a carefully designed system of incentives in combination with several municipalities championing the transition towards zero waste, is delivering results. In 2016
Travelling responsibly can provide a richer holiday experience. The Responsible Tourist gives you the tools you need to make an informed decision about your holiday. The book describes how to find a responsible destination, how to find and use online booking platforms that promote sustainable holidays, and how to find and book directly with a responsible hotel or tour operator.