Resorts World Sentosa joins GSTC
Sentosa (RWS) has joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)
as part of its vision to become a global leader in sustainable tourism.
GSTC encourages destinations pursuing sustainability practices in
tourism to join as members. RWS was also recently recognised as the
world’s first venue to achieve the Platinum Level certification under
the latest Events Industry Council 2022 Sustainable Events Standards.
Centara gets GSTC certification nod
Centara Hotels & Resorts has received approval for certification
from Vireo SRL, a GSTC-accredited certification body, for meeting GSTC
global standards for sustainable travel and tourism, known as the GSTC
Criteria. Criteria for hotels include demonstrating effective
sustainable management and maximising benefits to culture heritage and
the environment. Centara said the certification represents a major
milestone in its ongoing commitment to sustainability and that being
certified means that its products and services comply with the highest
social and environmental standards.
ADNEC pledges to Net Zero
ADNEC Group, which
manages a number of venues, including Abu Dhabi National Exhibition
Centre and Al Ain Convention Centre, announced last month that it is now
a major contributor to the Net Zero Carbon Events initiative. The
industry initiative has pledged to produce net zero carbon footprint
events by 2050.
Sarawak unveils responsible tourism agenda
is showcasing how the destination is incorporating elements of waste
management, energy conservation and environmental education into its
tourism tours to ensure visitors contribute to the conservation of the
destination’s attractions for generations to come. It is promoting how
tourism players are adapting eco-friendly practices in their tourism
products, such as encouraging bicycle-rides in rural areas or enjoying
bird-watching in the destination’s rainforests. Tourism players are also
actively promoting homestays, encouraging consumption of local food,
and highlighting local handicrafts and arts.