All aboard for arabian Travel market
Takes a look at what to expect at Arabian Travel Market which is taking place from 22-25 April at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Responsibility comes in many forms – from the principles of how we interact with each other, to influencing behaviour within our surroundings.
The idea that tourism can be responsible seems at odds with the core idea of travel – after all, most travel to escape their responsibilities – but in the context of a sustainable industry, responsible tourism presents a strong business case.
The GCC is one of the fastest growing regional hospitality markets on a global scale, but it is a resource-intensive industry. The UN’S World Tourism Organisation estimates that tourism is responsible for around 5% of global CO2 emissions and accommodation accounts for approximately 20% of emissions from tourism, including energy and water demand and waste management.
Simon Press, senior exhibition director, ATM said: “Travellers today have become very conscious of their carbon footprint and now look to hotels, tour companies and airlines to do more to protect the environment. This growing trend has meant the entire industry has had to look long and hard at how sustainability and a credible social conscience must drive business strategy.