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In this research paper, author Elena Delise looks at tourist activity as sustainable regional development instrument by shining the spotlight on Kerala in India. Elena says: “The question to resolve is how to develop tourism in a sustainable way as a tool of regional sustainable development, while respecting local conditions, communities and environment.    In this paper I will try to answer this question, considering first the relationship between tourism and environment, in order to understand better the importance of the concept of Sustainable Tourism. After that I will study how to implement a strategy of Sustainable Tourism in a local area, analysing at the end a study case of success of Sustainable Tourism.”

by PhD Elena Delise

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This Nielsen report examines how global unease over the use of pesticides, packaging waste and water shortages have overtaken global warming as a top concern among consumers.    The report is based on findings from the Nielsen’s quarterly Global Online Consumer Confidence Survey, conducted between February and April 2011 and polling nearly 6,500 women in 21 developed and emerging countries throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Africa and North America.

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Green Globe 21 Designing Tourism Infrastructure: Steps to Sustainable Design

Categories: Asia, Case Study, Infrastructure, Management, Manual, Monitoring & Evaluation, Pacific
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This paper comprises three parts, the first provides some steps to integrate sustainability into the design of buildings and the second provides a brief outline of the state of play in the tourism industry and proposals to move forward with a new standard for assessing the design of tourism infrastructure through Green Globe Asia Pacific. The third part provides abstracts of three pilot case study projects.

by Richard Hyde and Joyce Law

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As a major hotel in Hong Kong, Eaton Hotel understands their responsibility to understand, reflect upon and change processes and policies that have the potential to inflict harm on the environment, communities and future generations.

by EarthCheck Pty Ltd

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EarthCheck Case Study: Eaton Hotel, Hong Kong

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Despite the massive volume of guests and activities at the complex, Coex has become a pioneer in Korea’s green growth industry, achieving many environmental management firsts in Korea and keeping pace with the latest emerging eco-friendly technologies.

by EarthCheck Pty Ltd

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Alila Villas Soori is a beachfront five-star resort located along the southwest coast of Bali, within the Tabanan Regency, one of the island’s most fertile and picturesque regions. One of the primary goals of the owner and developer was to ensure that the resort was planned, designed and constructed in an ecologically sensitive manner.

by EarthCheck Pty Ltd

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Alila Villas Uluwatu’s environmental goals.

by Alila Hotels & Resorts

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Alila Villas Uluwatu Environmental Goals

 

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To help policy makers and business leaders identify and prioritize additional opportunities to raise energy efficiency in China and make its growth more sustainable, McKinsey & Company undertook a study of technologies, measuring their impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Published in the McKinsley Quarterly, this report outlines their research and findings.

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The McKinsey Report: China’s Green Opportunity

 

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