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Branson: Space tourism will have only minor impact on climate change

British billionaire Richard Branson says rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.

NEMA suspends all projects in Amboseli area for a year

(eTN) - The conservation fraternity in Kenya welcomed the news that NEMA, the National Environmental Management Authority in Nairobi, has issued an order to halt any developments in the greater Ambose

Landmark resolution recognizes ecotourism

In a significant acknowledgment of tourism as a tool for promoting sustainable development, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution stressing ecotourism’s role in the fight against

Study: Tourist hordes ruining exotic locations

Tourists thronging pristine beaches, forests and natural and exotic locations such as Polynesian Bora Bora island, the Maldives, the Seychelles and Fiji are engaging in practices that are damaging the

Tanzania to host continental environment meeting

(eTN) - The 14th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment will take place in Arusha between September 10-14 and will, according to information at hand, be officially opened by

Skal International recognizes Mauritius’ conservation project

(eTN) - The Mauritius Minister for Tourism, Michael Sik Yuen, was at hand as guest of honor when Skal International, through Skal Mauritius President Suzy Edouard, announced the honor of being selecte

Greenland tourism booming

There's a good chance you've seen more of Greenland in magazines or on TV recently.

Barcelo Punta Cana recognized for commitment to sustainability

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe today announced recertification of the Barcelo Punta Cana Hotel, located on Playa Arena Gorda in the Punta Cana region on the eastern coast of the Dominican Repub

IMEX campaign reduces waste at Frankfurt event

A campaign to reduce overall waste output from the IMEX in Frankfurt trade show, whether recyclable or not, has seen waste levels reduce significantly over the past 3 years.

Srilal lectures at University of Plymouth

UK (eTN) - During a visit to UK in November, senior tourism professional, environmentalist, and eTurboNews ambassador, Srilal Miththapala, gave a series of lectures to students at the University of Pl

EIBTM delivers event approved by British Standard for Sustainable Event Managemen

EIBTM, ( www.eibtm.com ), the leading global event in the meetings and events industry, has implemented numerous initiatives, which will contribute towards the overall environmental conscience and bus

Change global perceptions and visit Zimbabwe

(eTN) - Travelers who say they do not want to visit Zimbabwe because their dollars will swell Mugabe's coffers are actually contributing to the detriment of the environment, many of Zimbabwe's tourism

Skal International honors African tour operators with eco award

(eTN) - Following recognition for their superb conservation efforts in Kenya, East Africa, and the Africa continent at large, Porini Camps/Gamewatcher Safaris has now been globally rewarded for their

Uganda conservationists demand a halt to land use change application

UGANDA (eTN) - As the assaults against the environment multiply across the region continue, like the Mabira saga in Uganda, the "corridor of destruction" Serengeti-Lake Natron-Selous-Tanga Marine Park

Shangri-La releases first sustainability report

HONG KONG - Shangri-La Asia Limited today released its first sustainability report outlining the company's progress in the areas of environment, health and safety, employees, supply chain and stakehol

Dramatic greenhouse gas cuts achievable, says UN

Dramatic cuts in industrial emissions of the global warming greenhouse gases that threaten to drastically change Earth’s climate are achievable in both developed and developing countries at acceptab

Survey: Fewer Americans going green

American adults are now less likely than they were in the summer of 2009 to espouse certain "green" attitudes and engage in various environmentally-friendly activities.

WTTC urges greater collaboration on climate change policies

LONDON, UK - The world’s leading private-sector travel and tourism businesses have urged climate change policymakers at all levels to consult more widely with them.

Rwanda receives Green Globe award

(eTN) - The "land of a thousand hills" last week received global recognition for their sustained efforts to protect the environment and restore encroached and depleted forests and wetlands, when the c

Former Tanzania PM ready for shown down with environmental groups over...

(eTN) - Veteran politician Edward Lowassa, former prime minister of Tanzania seeking re-election, has taken to making statements against critics of the proposed road across the Serengeti.

HostelBookers supports the environment offering a vast range of eco-hostels

These days travel’s impact upon the environment has become a subject of great debate; travelers are growing increasingly aware of the immediate need for conservation and changes in attitudes towards

Climate change center to be established near Kilimanjaro

(eTN) - The Tanzanian government announced last week that they will, in conjunction with development partners and international organizations, establish a climate change research center near Africa’

Air Seychelles promotes green awareness

(eTN) - Visitors to the archipelago, flying on Air Seychelles, can now watch a short film on environmental protection measures and what tourists can do themselves while on holiday to avoid damage to t

Seychelles’ Silhouette Island opens its national park

Seychelles President James Michel has opened the Silhouette National Park at a ceremony at La Passe on the island.

Green Globe certified Hôtel Concorde Berlin announces Green Berlin travel offer

LOS ANGELES, CA - As the first Green Globe certified hotel in Germany, the Hôtel Concorde Berlin, offers a unique way of rewarding guests who support the environment.

Controversial stretch of road in the Serengeti National Park not to...

TANZANIA, Africa (eTN) - After several months of media dialogue and wildlife conservationists against the planned stretch of a tarmac road through the Serengeti National Park, Tanzanian President Mr.

SITA World Tours gives travel industry the green light

ENCINO, CA - SITA World Tours is totally committed to operating within the world’s highest environmental standards.

MeetGreen appointed Official Sustainability Consultants to IMEX America

The IMEX Group will continue to build on its strong environmental track record and reputation on green issues when it launches IMEX America in October 2011.