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Interview with Wassim Daoud, Head of Sustainability and CSR at PONANT, and PONANT Foundation Member, on the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative PONANT is a French company operating 13 luxury cruise ships. Having brought their guests into secluded...

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Interview with Thomas Loughlin, Sustainability Lead - Sustainable Supply at Booking.com on the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative Booking.com is one of the world's leading online travel platforms, with more than 29 million reported listings across...

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Brest, France, 11 February 2022- Tourism’s central role in advancing the Blue Economy was highlighted during a special session at the One Ocean Summit, hosted by the French Presidency this week.

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Testimonial: Frank Oostdam, Managing Director, Dutch Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ANVR) Dutch Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ANVR) is sharing that tourists are making more sustainable decisions and why tourism...

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Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Accor, Club Med, deSter, Hong-Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Iberostar, Melco, Six Senses have all reported continuous efforts to implement their commitments to tackle plastic pollution. Read the full...

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The 2021 Global UNWTO Students League placed the focus on plastic pollution and rural development. The competition attracted over 1,000 students. From these, 155 teams, representing 124 educational institutions in 45 different countries put forward...

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Interview with Xenia zu Hohenlohe, Co-founder of Considerate Group, on the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative The Considerate Group consults hospitality businesses and hotels on how to integrate sustainability into their operations at all levels...

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Interview with Gabriel Tan, Guava Amenities, on the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative. GUAVA Amenities has been specialising in holistic guest amenities since 2004. GUAVA collaborates with global and regional hospitality groups in more than 25...

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Interview with Christian de Boer, Managing Director of Jaya House Hotels Siem Reap, Cambodia, on the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative. Located alongside the Siem Reap River in Cambodia, Jaya House River Park is a small hotel with 36 rooms, two...

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Testimonial: Alice Ackermann, Global PR & Communications Manager, Hostelworld Group Hostelworld Group is sharing that tourists are making more sustainable decisions and why tourism stakeholders need to join GTPI. WATCH HERE.

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Testimonial: Brune Poirson, Director of Sustainable Development, Accor Accor Hotels is sharing that tourists are making more sustainable decisions and why tourism stakeholders need to join GTPI. WATCH HERE.

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Dominican Republic: Plastic waste chokes surfers' paradise – Video developed by Global Ideas. Global Ideas is one of the world's most comprehensive multimedia sites reporting on protection of climate and biodiversity around the globe. Global Ideas...

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Testimonial: Andreas Vermöhlen, Manager Sustainability / Circular Economy, Sustainable Development, TUI Group TUI Group is sharing that tourists are making more sustainable decisions and why tourism stakeholders need to join GTPI. WATCH HERE.

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Among the 32 new signatories are organizations such as TUI Group, Palladium Hotel Group, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance, Hostelling International, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and Visit Valencia. Alongside this, a keynote presentation on...

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Interview with Paola Zuniga, Co-founder and General Manager of La Bicicleta Hostal, Nicaragua, on the GTPI

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Interview with Alice Ackermann, Global Communications Manager at Hostelworld Group, on the GTPI

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Interview with Diana Koerner, Advisor, Sibylle Riedmiller, Director, and Ulli Kloiber, Conservation and Education Coordinator of Chumbe Island Coral Park (CHICOP), on the GTPI

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Testimonial: . Willemijn Peeters, Founder, Searious Business Searious Business is sharing that tourists are making more sustainable decisions and why tourism stakeholders need to join GTPI. WATCH HERE.

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Interview with Carl Hunter, Property Manager of Jade Mountain Resort, St Lucia, on the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

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Interview with Marcus Cotton, Managing Director and Mentor of Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Nepal, on the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

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Interview with William Latour, Managing Director and Mentor of CHAO Hotel, China, on the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

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Within the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, a circular approach to the management of plastic items and packaging can avoid any increase in the use of single-use plastics for hygiene purposes. It can also relieve pressure on waste management...

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The ongoing pandemic has hit the tourism sector hard, putting more than 100 million jobs at risk. Now, as countries begin to recover and tourism restarts in a growing number of destinations, the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, led by the World...

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Accor took one bold commitment to reduce it's impact on the environment: The objective is to eliminate ALL guest-related single-use plastic items in its hotels by end 2022 across 110 countries. Watch the video here.

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The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative is officially announced today by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. This initiative unites the...

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The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative was officially announced during Fitur 2020. Representatives from lead organisations presented the operational structure of the initiative and key stakeholders from the tourism sector explained the co-creation...