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World Tuna Day is approaching – let’s talk Sustainable Seafood!

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Sustainable seafood is a relatively new concept and as the world population keeps growing exponentially, the over exploitation of wildlife continues to impact marine species. The many great qualities of tuna have led to an overwhelming demand for the fish.

Hotels are amongst the largest seafood buyers in the world, with some large hotels and resorts consuming over a ton of seafood every day. Today, many organisations including the WWF and IUCN have recognised these issues and work to promote the conservation and sustainable use of species, including tuna.

Many large hotel brands, notably Hyatt Hotels have taken initiative by implementing a sustainable seafood strategy in compliance with the WWF.  Like Hyatt Hotels and Marriott, these guidelines could help your business source seafood more sustainably:

1. Create a culture of awareness- Consider bringing in specialists in the subject to educate staff and create engagement.

2. Define Procurement Criteria – Hotels in regions where sustainable options are scarce might consider WWF guidelines and organic farm certifications. Learn more here.

3. Evaluate Seafood Purchases – Consider cutting down your seafood menu! The Grand Hyatt Singapore has cut down from 600 to 100 options.

4. Work with Suppliers to Manage Overall Costs – Consider using fewer, more reliable suppliers. They can likely help you cut costs and find the best menu options.

5. Avoid Endangered Species – Work to identify endangered species and avoid them completely unless a sustainable source can be provided. There are lots of options out there, avoid unnecessary ones.

6. Improve the Traceability of the Seafood Supply – Use regulations to make sure your seafood is legal and regulated. Make sure all your seafood is traceable. Read more here.

World Tuna Day (May 2nd) is here to remind us of the importance of managing fish stock sustainably! Read more here.

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Step up & Switch to Post-Consumer Waste Products

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Recycling does not always stand for used products that were actually recycled. With paper, for example, look out for real Post-Consumer Waste paper which indicates that this paper has been used by consumers already and was cleaned up to be reused again.

Sometimes companies claim their products to be recycled, but really they are only made up from left-overs that come from the production process. In the case of paper, the left-overs from the trimming process can be used again to produce more paper to sell to consumers, but it has not yet been used and would therefore fall under “Pre-Consumer Waste”.

Another positive byproduct from making PCW products is the decrease in resources needed for the process. PCW paper production consumes 45% less energy than the production of non-PCW paper, and also it creates about half the amount of waste compared to the traditional process.

Find out more about the difference between post- and pre-consumer waste.

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22 March 2015 – Water is at the core of sustainable development. Water resources, and the range of services they provide, underpin poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability. From food and energy security to human and environmental health, water contributes to improvements in social well-being and inclusive growth, affecting the livelihoods of billions. Read more.

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Recognition and Management of Emotional Labour in the Tourism Industry

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This project sought to extend the understanding of the emotional labour performed by service workers in the tourism industry, in order to identify more clearly the skills required to perform such labour and the management strategies which can support service workers in their client service work.

by Barbara Anderson, Chris Provis and Shirley Chappel

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Recognition and Management of Emotional Labour in the Tourism Industry

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This tool guides you to make a preliminary assessment about whether your region and property have the attributes for a successful tourism venture. If, after taking this initial assessment, you find that your property has tourism potential then we recommend you visit the websites listed on page 9.  Stage 2 allows you to make a more thorough assessment of whether to proceed with your tourism business idea and helps you develop this idea into a full business plan, and will be available in the future.

by Carolyn Fausnaugh, Paul Waight, Karen Higginbottom & Chelsea Northrope

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Farm & Country Tourism on Your Property: Stage 1 Assessment Tool

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Sustainable Development and Management of Tourism in Moreton Bay – Executive Summary

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The tourism potential of Moreton Bay and Islands (Moreton Bay) has been largely undiscovered. Moreton Bay has great beaches, water, wildlife and a relaxed atmosphere but it is the combination of these features with the environmental sustainability of all aspects of the region that should form the foundation of promotion. The opportunity exists to create Moreton Bay as a sustainable tourism destination, delivering all of the advantages of tourism with minimal negative consequences. As its point of difference Moreton Bay needs to establish itself as a sustainable, Platinum Plus destination.

by Michelle Whitmore and Terry De Lacy

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This project aimed to identify sites on the Victorian bank of the Murray River where community values indicate that either further conservation is desired or where development is acceptable. Since the region is under pressure from population and tourism growth and a diversity of land uses, the Victorian government is considering the use of public land and the appropriateness of access to commercial and community activities. In this study, questionnaire surveys were sent to a representative sample of residents, visitors and tour operators asking them to indicate their preferences for future development and show locations of a range of values including biological, scenic, economic, recreation, therapeutic and wilderness and sites for future tourism or residential growth. Spatial analysis of the survey data using GIS revealed the locations of particular importance. On the basis of modelling using these values, these locations were predicted to be national/state parks.

by Sharron L. Pfueller, Xuan Zhu, Paul Whitelaw, Caroline Winter

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Spatial Mapping of Community Values for Tourism Planning and Conservation in the Murray River Reserves, Victoria, Australia

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Heritage managers are increasingly expected to use tourism as a source of revenue to maintain heritage properties. Many of these individuals and organisations have little or no skills in business/tourism planning or financial management. This report outlines approaches that can assist with the development of heritage tourism across a region including use of a thematic framework to link heritage places, stories and practices together. The report includes a list of currently available resources at the time of publication of this report.

by Tod Jones, Michael Hughes, Vicki Peel, David Wood and Warwick Frost
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The objective of this report is to provide a framework for the sustainable development of the travel and tourism industry in the APEC region, through public/private partnerships, and to deliver a sustainability strategy for tourism destinations.

by Terry De Lacy, Marion Battig, Stewart Moore and Steve Noakes

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Public/Private Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism

 

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Prosper was established to develop context specific yet holistic models for assessing the value of tourism in regional destinations. The research has produced a range of immediately useful tools, including: a template for collecting and analysing indicators of the economic, social, and environmental value of tourism, a methodology for conducting Prosper research in a variety of regional settings, a research book documenting lessons learned from the case studies, a template for delivering relevant Prosper indicators relating to employment, business activity, and development patterns through Decipher.

by Dean Carson, Jim Macbeth and Damien Jacobsen

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