Himachal Pradesh to explore sustainable tourism


SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh is reviewing the state tourism policy of 2005 with technical assistance from the World Bank to give more emphasis tosustainable tourism development in the state. Given the prospective growth of tourism inLahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur, a perspective tourism development plan is being prepared for the districts.

Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singhsaid this while presiding over the review meeting of the board of directors of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) and tourism and civil aviation department in Shimla on Wednesday. Sigue leyendo

El Salvador busca inversionista para hotel Cerro Verde


Con más de 15 años de estar inactivo, el Hotel de Montaña Cerro Verde podría en dos años aproximadamente volver a funcionar para el público.

Ese tiempo es basado en el estudio de factibilidad realizado por la consultora catalana Pitarch Urani Associated Advisors S.L. (PAX Consulting), en el que se concluyó que es posible desarrollar el proyecto de «Rehabilitación de Hotel de Montaña Cerro Verde, cantón Las Lomas en Santa Ana». Sigue leyendo

A model for sustainable tourism: L’Heure Bleue in Madagascar

A model for sustainable tourism: L’Heure Bleue in Madagascar(Forimmediaterelease.net) LOS ANGELES, California – L’Heure Bleue, the eco-chic resort of Nosy Be, in Madagascar, has been created as a model for sustainable tourism: Everything is designed from the outset, in a spirit of respect for the environment and sustainable development, in harmony with local people. This property offers true luxury – high quality services in a rare and lasting environment. L’Heure Bleue was recently awarded Green Globe certification.

“L’Heure Bleue wants to demonstrate that another type of tourism is achievable, based on ethical values and respect,” said Yves Benouaich, General Manager. “We would like to prove that responsible tourism brings together pleasure and well-being, without impacting on the quality of services and benefits. We are committed to fight against global warming and replant forests with the iconic tree of Madagascar, the ravinala tree. For each traveler visiting L’Heure Bleue, we plant a tree. Ravinala leaves are used to construct traditional roofs in the area of Nosy Be. Our achievement with Green Globe is a wonderful recognition of all our efforts, and we are proud to be placed among our most respected colleagues in the industry.” Sigue leyendo