There is no doubt that sustainability has been the hot topic of this month, marked by COP26 – the 26th UN Climate Change Conference held in the UK. New, urgent goals and objectives were established and all participants highlighted the need for international cooperation.
Meanwhile, slowly but gradually, companies are starting to take more action on sustainability. The tourism industry continues to await expectantly the new normalisation, regeneration, and reactivation of the sector.
- The tourism sector joins the Glasgow Declaration and commits to climate action. More than 300 companies have signed up for this commitment: List of signatories (Oneplanetnetwork.org).
- Tourism is slowly recovering. The UNWTO has developed a tracker to guide us in this recovery: Tourism Recovery Tracker (Unwto.org)
- The borders of the USA and Cuba are open. Both countries are starting to receive tourists. These are your requirements at the borders: Travel to the USA (Nytimes.com); Travel to Cuba (Travelandleisure.com)
- The Global Climate Pledge closes by establishing necessary and urgent yet overly pretentious goals. Here are its objectives: COP26 Goals
- You can sign the Global climate pledge and start with a small, achievable commitment. Many small actions can make big changes: Sign Pledge(Globalclimatepledge.com)
- We talk a lot about your carbon footprint, but perhaps we should be aware of our climate shadow. Do you know what it is? Climate Shadow (mic.com)
Tour Operator News
- Challenges facing the tour operators post COVID. A WTTC report highlights the challenges in the tourism industry: more unification of border controls, more digitalization of the sector, greater collaboration between tour operators and tourism agents. Here is the report
- Start fresh and realign your content to speak to the ideal traveler of 2022, not the one from 2019. Marketing for the upcoming tourism (Forwardkeys.com)
- Good planning, destination knowledge, and good resources are the criteria that Newsweek magazine has used to award the best Tour Operators of 2021. The Future of Travel Awards 2021 (Newsweek.com)
- The practice of educational tourism: Tourism first and educational travel second (Tourismteacher.com)
- The International Consultants for Education and Fairs ICEF is held in Berlin, a hybrid event held in the shadow of uncertainty, however there is optimism and companies present themselves with strength and great adaptability.ICEF Reports
- What does study abroad mean? Spanish Studies Abroad (Spanishstudies.org)
- New trends in tourism are becoming more noticeable: more sustainable, safe, and unusual destinations that also represent excellent value for money. Here are 25 destinations you can’t miss in 2022 (Alandistravel.com)
- 500th anniversary of the founding of the city of San Juan de Puerto Rico, the oldest city in the USA: Discover Puerto Rico
- Developing your creative potential through tourism, a modality that is becoming more and more popular: Creative Tourism network
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