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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.

Don't just reach for the renewable source

Solar energy is renewable for as long as the panels last

Jeremy Smith has raised important points on tourism’s slow steps towards renewable energy in his article, our challenge though requires much more progressive steps if we are to meet the Paris Agreement goals. He raises the important point that tourism fails to match other industry sectors in making a commitment to renewable energy.

Being Green does make you a better business – our customers say so!

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I do not write this as self-promotion but to make a point by using my small business as an example. Crystal Creek Meadows has just won the global coveted Green Hotelier Award (highly commended Asia Pacific) for Best in Green and Responsible Tourism 2017, while at the same time recognised as a Green Leader by Ecotourism Australia and achieving two service excellence awards by global leading online travel agents – all in this season.

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