News & Articles - sustainable

  • Where sustainable travel is headed in 2018

    Research conducted by Booking.com reveals that awareness of eco-friendly accommodation options is growing, with global travellers seeking to book more of these greener stays than ever, while showing a willingness to absorb extra costs to ensure they are travelling more sustainably To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released the findings from its most recent global Sustainable Travel Report.* The report indicates that…

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  • What’s new this spring in Costa Rica?

    The country reveals event and lodging updates and its first ever convention center San Jose, Costa Rica was recently recognized as a winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations on the Rise. Out of 25 ranked worldwide destinations, it’s no surprise that San Jose ranked in sixth place. Its cultural and nearby natural wonders provide unlimited opportunities for adventure, relaxation, romance and exploration. With an abundance of unique landscapes, wildlife and climates, there are plenty of reasons to visit Costa Rica. And starting this…

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  • Striving for sustainability in events

    By Daniella Bustamante The concept of “sustainable” and “green” events is not new. Over the years, we have seen a shift towards making events more eco-friendly. This has been most noticeable with more hotels and convention centers coming up with detailed eco-friendly initiatives. With venues stepping up to the plate, planners and producers (myself included) need to do our part to prioritize sustainability. Overhauling an event to make it “green” is not an easy nor appealing feat, but even through…

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  • Montréal certified as an environmentally sustainable destination for meetings and conventions

    Montréal has once again been certified by iCompli Sustainability according to ASTM-APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) standards. Developed in partnership with Green Meetings and Events, the certification confirms the city’s position as an environmentally sustainable destination. Crafted by over 300 professionals from the business tourism industry, the ASTM-APEX standards are the first in North America to establish performance criteria for sustainable practices and responsible management systems used by tourism stakeholders in the meetings sector. The standards cover various aspects of event organization, including meeting venues,…

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  • Booking.com reveals 2017 sustainable travel intentions, goals and considerations

    To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report. In a year that the United Nation’s has designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, this new research points to some promising signs when it comes to the eco-considerations weighed by both travellers and accommodations. Sustainable travel intentions The number of travellers staying in an eco-friendly or…

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  • The golden moment: when social responsibility becomes profitable

    Lately we have seen an influx of stories in the media about very large corporations taking large steps towards becoming better corporate citizens. Whether it’s through green initiatives, buying local food, or demanding meat from more humane sources, large companies are hearing what used to be small blips on the radar, and shouting it from the rooftops. People want better, are demanding better, and companies are listening. Of course, doing the “right thing” must also be the right thing for the business. There is that golden moment when social responsibility becomes profitable, and that’s when real change can happen. So, what’s wrong with that?

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