Category: ICRT Blog

Visitor Economy Taskforce NSW argues for authenticity and development controls

The long awaited Visitor Economy Taskforce Report (VET)to the NSW Government includes recommendations proposed by the ICRT – Australia’s White Paper ‘ Building Tourism from the bottom up’ sent to the VET committee.  At the heart of the VET report is the recognition that consumers are seeking an authentic experience, very much a core principle …

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Responsible Business Planning – training programme launched

Part of a Responsible Destination programme a one-day workshop will be held on Thursday 30 August 2012 in Molong, hosted by Central NSW Tourism and funded by Destination NSW through the 2011/12 Regional Product Development Program. The workshop will be facilitated by Christopher Warren, Director of the ICRT and seek to build tourism providers capacity …

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6th International Responsible Tourism Conference – Brazil

The 6th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD6) will be held as an official side event of the Rio Earth Summit. RTD6 is taking place in Sao Paulo 18-20 of June 2012 in the run up to Rio +20 which runs 20-22 June. The conference is being co-chaired by Prof. Dr. Harold Goodwin, …

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Launch of Progress in Responsible Tourism

Progress in Responsible Tourism, a new journal with academic articles, practitioner’s reports and case studies in the field has now been published. The first edition contents may be seen here. Momentum is growing to support and apply the campaign of Responsible Tourism around the world. Tourism faces many challenges, set against the backdrop of UNWTO …

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Seizing the Opportunity – Australia’s Interest in Selecting Responsible Accommodation

Global Eco Conference Sydney 7-10 November 2011,   the ICRT – Australia presents new paper. The ICRT – Australia will be presenting the findings from its research into Australians green travel attitudes and indicate market opportunities for tourism businesses. This survey, in part, benchmarks the Australian consumer response against previous international surveys. This provides the …

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ICRT Presentations – What is Responsible Tourism?

The ICRT Australia has commenced a series of presentations through 2011 to raise awareness of Responsible Tourism and the businesses case for destinations and operators to take Responsible Action. Presentations include the Australian Institute of Tourism Officers and the New England North West Tourism Symposium.

What is the ranking of international hotel chains by Corporate Social Responsibility?

The ICRT UK has just completed 6 months of research to determine the ranking of leading hotel chains and their performance. Read and download presentation

Intrepid Travel become finalist in Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual awards have short listed Australia’s Intrepid Travel in the Global Tourism Business category. The news comes at a time when Intrepid Travel has also announced that it is joining forces with TUI to establish a joint adventure travel business. TUI has  wide reaching sustainable policies and Intrepid Travel …

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World Responsible Tourism Day Success

Responsible tourism around the world gathers momentum

New Australian Responsible Tourism online resource to be launched

A new consumer online tourism service, Responsible Tourism Australia will be launched shortly show casing industry best practice. Specialising in only Australian holidays it will provide both responsible travel and tourism information. Content is therefore expected to focus on consumer travel advice and a responsible traveller code. There will also be a consumer responsible resource providing …

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