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Is the knowledge gap too wide for innovative sustainable tourist accommodation?

Bridge the knowledge gap with focused game changing research and development

There is currently insufficient research to assist us innovate tourist accommodation to become a low carbon sector that also uses water sustainably. After reviewing 110 academic resource-saving studies we found significant research gaps that leave us still unclear how accommodation can make deep game changing savings.

Why has a small rural Australian business been chosen as a demonstration of world best responsible business practice?

Christopher and Sophie Warren managers of Crystal Creek Meadows

Crystal Creek Meadows in Kangaroo Valley NSW has been selected as a finalist in the World Responsible Tourism Awards to be announced in London. This year’s award focus is on the UN Sustainable Development Goals making them particularly relevant to all rural tourism in Australia and around the world that are facing extreme weather events and Climate Change.

It must be NOW!

It Must Be Now is a great new sustainable tourism platform seeking to transform hospitality and working as “a force for good”. Founded by Onno Poortier who previously ran Peninsular Hotels, emphases that NOW's missions is to radically change tourist’s trajectory and achieve outstanding sustainable tourism results. In this fifth edition, I urge hotelier and hospitality firms to embrace the changing public mood and to involve them in creating more sustainable experiences. Guests use the majority of resources in hotels and other accommodation types.

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