Sustainable technologies: where science can help

Whether you regard science as a force for good or the means to our destruction, one thing is clear: the world as we know it depends on science for its workings. While the problems of modernity, such as carbon emissions, waste and pollution need to be addressed, the modern consumer, though eco-and-community-conscious, will not want […]

Six Senses Laamu shortlisted for the 2017 Ocean Awards

Six Senses Laamu is surrounded by the infinite blue waters of the Indian Ocean and every day the resort is committed to making the operation more sustainable while simultaneously raising awareness, to guests and hosts alike, about the importance of marine conservation. The underwater world and the reefs surrounding Six Senses Laamu has had a […]

Tourism committed to fight climate change – COP 22

The role of tourism in implementing the Paris Agreement was on the table on the occasion of the 22ndSession of the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP22). The International Symposium of the Sustainable Tourism Programme of the United Nations 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), held during COP 22, discussed how to […]

Experts meet to discuss measuring sustainable tourism

The first meeting of the Working Group of Experts on Measuring Sustainable Tourism (MST) agreed that developing a statistical framework for sustainable tourism is a priority to support integrated policy responses at national and destination level, and urged UNWTO to lead this effort. The Group agreed that the core rationale for developing a statistical framework […]

The dying reefs: Can resorts be their savior?

Up to 60% of Maldivian coral reefs have been bleached due to the recent surge in sea surface water temperatures. What can resorts do to rise up from this mass phenomenon?

Emerging Destinations: Raa Atoll

The first tourism development master plan’s vision was for the Male’ region to be the sole gateway and hub for tourism, but just for a short period. This was to be followed by the establishment of hubs in the north and south.

Green Globe launches new online certification system and solution centre

Green Globe has launched a new online solution centre to facilitate certification and better management of environmental indicators, known as Green Globe Solutions (GGS).

Exclusive Interview: Sonu Shivdasani, founder and CEO of the Soneva Group

As Soneva Fushi celebrates its 20th anniversary, Sonu Shivdasani speaks about the brand’s success over the past two decades.

Coral propagation workshop begins at Jumeirah Vittaveli, organised by Best Dives Maldives

A four-day workshop on coral propagation began at Jumeirah Vittaveli on 30 October. The event was organised by Best Dives Maldives.

Cornell invites hotels to participate in third annual industry study of sustainability performance

Cornell University Centre for Hospitality Research (CHR) is inviting hotels to participate in the third annual industry study of sustainability performance benchmarking of energy, water, and carbon emissions.

99 resorts sign ‘Male 3R Day Declaration’ to pledge commitment to sustainable waste management

The Sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific is underway at Dhaarubaaruge Convention Centre, Male’.

Jumeirah Vittaveli awarded Green Globe Certification

Jumeirah Vittaveli has been awarded the internationally renowned Green Globe Certification (GGC) following a recent sustainability audit.