Certification

Fair Trade Tourism and Seychelles join hands

Filed in Beaches, Certification, Destination Africa, News, Seychelles by on September 5, 2015
Fair Trade Tourism and Seychelles join hands

Fair Trade Tourism’s move into Africa has been given a boost with the signing of a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) between the organisation and the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label (SSTL). This enables six of the Indian Ocean island nation’s leading hotels to be incorporated into Fair Trade Holidays, signifying […]

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Where to stay… luxury ‘green’ hotels in Dubai

Where to stay… luxury ‘green’ hotels in Dubai

An obvious way of ensuring your holiday leaves a small footprint is to choose your accommodation carefully, with the environment in mind. Fortunately a number of establishments in Dubai have an in-house environmental management system or have chosen an environmental certification system such as Green Globe or ISO – options that require close monitoring, measurement […]

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Chitabe receives Ecotourism Certification

Filed in Certification, Tourism Industry News by on August 29, 2013
Chitabe receives Ecotourism Certification

Wilderness Safaris is extremely proud to announce that Chitabe Camp and Chitabe Lediba have received the highest grade of ecotourism certification from the Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), effective 1 August 2013. “As pioneers in sustainable ecotourism, we are delighted to add Chitabe to the list of our other camps that have already received eco-certification since inception […]

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Is Certification Important to Travellers?

Filed in Awareness, Certification by on July 20, 2013
Is Certification Important to Travellers?

Most of us are influenced by the experiences of others when it comes to buying something – word of mouth often trounces advertising or product claims, and this is often the case in our choice of travel destination, entertainment or destinations. Would you travel to a destination about which you knew nothing but what was […]

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Exciting changes for Fair Trade Tourism

Exciting changes for Fair Trade Tourism

May 2013 saw Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) change its name to Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) in order to signal the intention of becoming a regional responsible tourism certification programme. At the same time, the new FTT brand and website was launched. The new FTT business plan was developed as a result of […]

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Heritage launches an updated version of their Greenline Responsible Tourism Programme

Heritage launches an updated version of their Greenline Responsible Tourism Programme

In a world where the terms ‘green’, ‘responsible’ and ‘eco’ have come to mean just about anything, GreenLine offers travellers and tourism products a service that means what it says. It is a professional tourism-based responsible business certification initiative designed to recognise and promote tourism businesses that meet internationally-accepted standards of responsibility. From care for the […]

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Burj Al Arab awarded Green Globe Certification

Filed in Certification, Environment, News by on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Burj Al Arab awarded Green Globe Certification

Burj Al Arab has proved that luxury can be green. Following a comprehensive sustainability audit, the hotel has now added the Green Globe Certification (GGC) to its long list of accolades.  “We are delighted to receive this prestigious recognition that reinforces our commitment to sustainable practices”, said Heinrich Morio, General Manager at Burj Al Arab. […]

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