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GTPI welcomes 21 new signatories

  • Published on December 14, 2022

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative is honored to disclose the list of 21 new signatories, bringing the total of signatories to 142.

7 new signatories from India's tourism industry joined the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative thanks to the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and UNEP's country office mobilizing the tourism businesses in India to commit to actions for integrating sustainability in the tourism sector. The national level CEO round table on sustainable tourism was held on 25th November 2022, and within this framework, three large hotel chains (Leela Palaces, CGH Earth Experience Hotels and ITC hotels), two tour operators (SITA, Travel Corporation India and Far Horizon Tours), Travel Agents Association of India and DTORR, a consultancy company working with tourism businesses signed the ambitious commitments for managing plastic pollution in the tourism sector.

In addition, 3 accommodation providers (Pariwana Hostels, Madama Hostel & Bistrot and La Posada del Viajero SAC) joined the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative thanks to the efforts of the Hostelworld Group, a booking platform for hostels that joined GTPI back in 2020 and has been promoting GTPI and its solutions among its partners since then.

Several supporting organizations have also joined the movement. Among them, a UK-based not-for-profit organization Common Seas, that just launched an online tool PlasTICK to measure the weight of plastics in operations of accommodation properties. The platforms’ approach is aligned with the GTPI measurement methodology and aims at supporting GTPI’s reporting process.

The breakdown per geographic region is quite diverse: 8 signatories have their headquarters in Europe, 3 are based in Latin America and Caribbean, 1 in Africa, 1 in Oceania and 8 in Asia-Pacific, among which 16 are businesses and 5 supporting organizations.

Full list of new signatories:

·       Boutique Travel Experts – tour operator, United Kingdom

·       CGH Earth Experience Hotels – accommodation providers, India

·       Common Seas –supporting organization, United Kingdom

·       DTORR –supporting organization, India

·       Ecoservices Dominicana – supporting organization, Dominican Republic

·       Far Horizon Tours – tour operator, India,

·       Geyra - Gerês Nature Home – accommodation provider, Portugal

·       Green House Hotel- accommodation provider, UK

·       ITC Hotels – accommodation provider, India

·       La Posada del Viajero SAC – accommodation provider, Perú

·       Lanzarote Retreats – accommodation provider, Spain

·       Madama Hostel & Bistrot – accommodation provider, Italy

·       Paradores – accommodation provider, Spain

·       Pariwana Hostels – accommodation provider, Perú

·       Plastic Oceans Australasia –supporting organization, Australia

·       PT. Bali Ocean Magic – tour operator, Indonesia

·       Rogers Hospitality Operations – accommodation provider, Mauritius

·       SITA, Travel Corporation India – tour operator, India

·       SUP-Free Micro-certification - supporting organization, Poland

·       The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts – accommodation provider, India

·       Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) – supporting organization, India


To see all of our signatories, please click here.


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