Centered on the theme "Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future," World Tourism Day 2013 will underline tourism's responsibility and needed commitment to preserving the world's vital water resources.
The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) are rationally managing their available resources by creatively reusing unutilized promotional material of the GNTO, thus saving up to 40 percent of the total cost for new material.
Air France recently launched a collection drive to gather old ground staff and crew uniforms at Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airports. The collected uniforms will then be recycled into car insulation at a specialized recycling plant.
Greek tourism professionals gained valuable insights yesterday, 10 December, on calculating their carbon footprint and reducing CO2 emissions, during the presentation of the CarbonTour project and software tool at the international conference on the promotion of sustainability...
Chalkidiki will take part in the Greece Getting Greener (3G) promotional campaign designed for Greek hotels, accredited by the Green Key eco label program for 2012, and tour seven European countries to promote its “green” profile.
Nana Beach all inclusive resort, located at Limenas Chersonissou on Crete, was honored recently for the 16th time with the eco-label blue flag distinction for its Drapanos Beach by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature.
“Tour operators and travel agencies need to modernize their way of operation and provide high quality services and specialized products in a responsible and professional manner,” Yiorgos Telonis, president of Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said in...
The National Committee for the Green Key recognition has awarded all four of the P.A.P Corp. hotels (recently renovated Astoria in Thessaloniki, Alexander the Great Beach in Kryopigi, Agionissi Resort in Amoliani and Xenia in Ouranoupoli) with a "Green Key."
Greece this year was awarded blue flags for 425 beaches and eight marinas, according to a recent announcement by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature. Last year 430 Greek beaches were awarded blue flags.
Daskalantonakis Group recently announced the application of Green initiatives—within the framework of its GreenPolicy—at its Classical Hotels chain. The group aims to co-produce electricity with the aid of natural gases and with a special procedure of frost absorption.
TUI Hellas announced it would tackle the global environmental threat through the implementation of a carbon-offset program to balance the emissions created by the tour operator's privately owned tour buses.
The first flight by a commercial airline to be powered partly by biofuel recently took place as a Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet flew between London Heathrow Airport and Amsterdam using fuel derived from a mixture of Brazilian babassu nuts and coconuts. Virgin's Boeing 747 had one of...
Mayor of Athens Nikitas Kaklamanis announced the Greek capital is now a member of C40 Cities. C40 is an international initiative comprised of 40 major cities that have joined forces to help combat climate change.
Star Alliance recently took an initiative to plant some 3,000 Greek olive trees in the prefecture of Ancient Olympia. Representatives of nine of the 17 members of the Star Alliance network - Austrian Airlines, Air New Zealand, ANA-All Nippon Airways, bmi (British Midland...
The European Commission proposed a long-term environmental strategy for cleaning up and protecting the Mediterranean Sea. This unique ecosystem, it said, is deteriorating as environmental pressures such as pollution and construction increase.