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This weekend, the #Torbay Coastal Zone Management Partnership, also known as SeaTorbay, received  £5,000 in funding for its #ecotourism activity plan.
 
The funds were secured from the Torbay Development Agency (Coastal Community Fund) and the Torbay Council.  The £5,000 will go towards a green #tourism project which aims to investigate the support offered to local businesses in their ability to deliver responsible, sustainable marine-focused offerings including but not limited to #wildlife and #marine #tours, #sailing, and #kayaking. #travel  

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From #tourism awards to trade shows to Silicon Valley events, it’s no secret #Kerala Tourism is devoted to boosting its tourism industry during its Visit Kerala Year.
 
This past week, in yet another move to further accelerate Kerala’s booming tourism sector, Kerala Tourism announced plans to introduce both #ecotourism and pilgrimage tourism.   #travel  #india

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India’s Ministry of Tourism has officially launched its Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI).
 
The Sustainable #Tourism Criteria for #India cover three segments of India’s tourism industry: beaches and accommodations, backwaters, lakes, and rivers, and tour operators.  The criteria were developed and launched in August of 2014 at a workshop on sustainable tourism and have now been adopted by stakeholders.   #sustainability   #ecotourism   #travel  

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The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Sir Bani Yas island won the title of World’s Leading Sustainable #Tourism Destination at the 2015 World Travel Awards in #Morocco.

#uae   #sustainability   #travel  

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The #UN General Assembly has approved the adoption of the year 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable #Tourism.
 
In all the intensity surrounding the 2015 United Nations #Climate Change Conference (COP21 or CMP11) held in #Paris#France, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism.  

#travel   #sustainability    #green   #eco  

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Weekly newspaper A Semana reported this week that The European Union (#EU) will fund an #ecotourism project titled Ecotourism in the Natural Pool of Salinas in Cape Verde (Cabo Verde).
 
The ecotourism project will be implemented in Sao Filipe, a town located on the western coast of the island of Fogo in Cape Verde.  It is reported that 39 million Cape Verdean Escudos, the equivalent of just over 350,000 Euros, will be invested to revitalize an entire area situated around Salinas, an oceanside resort. #travel   #africa   #tourism  

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A study recently published in the Journal of Sustainable #Tourism found that CO2 emissions from traveling could one day be eliminated if travelers paid $11 USD per trip. #travel   #sustainability   #energy   #climate   #ecotourism   #waterloo  

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In a recent decision, the #island nation of #Palau has banned #fishing in a sizable area of its waters, hoping that protecting #marine #life will help save #fish species and also attract sustainable #tourists to boost revenues. #travel   #tourism   #sustainability   #ecotourism  

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The #Cyprus #Tourism Organization (CTO) was awarded the Silver award for Best Destination for Responsible Tourism during the World Responsible Tourism Awards at the 2015 World #Travel Market Expo in London, UK.

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The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United Nations World #Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced a new partnership promoting inclusive and sustainable tourism.
 
The two organizations will work together to foster sustainable tourism and inclusive tourism to fuel socio-economic growth through resource efficiency and youth inclusion.   #sustainability   #travel   #un   #unitednations   #ecotourism  
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