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Member Spotlight: Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Tours

Eagle Wing Tours, based in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island, is an ecotourism company offering whale-watching and wildlife tours. They also engage in citizen science efforts and educational programming in the Salish Sea, along Canada’s Pacific Coast. Recently, they became Sustainable Tourism’s first-ever Platinum-certified member, for their sustainability efforts. Read on to learn more about …

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Energy Saving Tips For Tourism Businesses: Summer 2020 Edition

Disclaimer: This blog post originally appeared as two separate posts on the Sustainable Tourism blog (here and here). We’ve pulled elements from each to provide you with a summer-specific edition!  For many tourism-based businesses, summertime is the time! But with warmer temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere also comes increased energy consumption, through things like swimming …

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Carbon Footprint Reduction: 10 Tips to Draw Down (2020)

While there are many ways tourism businesses can reduce their carbon footprint within its operations, one of the biggest opportunities by far is related to transportation: as guests travel to your destination, as they enjoy their experiences, and even the travel choices made among your own staff. Transportation is the largest contributor to global warming, …

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How to Tell Your Sustainable Tourism Story

Do you have a sustainability story to tell? Evidence shows that you probably should, or you could be missing out on new customers. In this article, you will find 5 steps to building and sharing your authentic sustainable tourism story.  Research has shown that the majority of your customers want to protect the natural environment, …

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Announcing: Sustainable Destination Framework

In honour of Earth Day 2020, Sustainable Tourism 2030 announced the launch of its Sustainable Destination Framework – a program that allows Canadian destinations to measure their sustainability performance based upon criteria and indicators that are relevant and aligned at the international, national, and provincial levels. Internationally-Aligned Criteria & Indicators These criteria and indicators are …

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Member Spotlight: Campbell River Whale Watching & Adventure Tours

In these uncertain times, it is important (now more than ever) to be building up independently-owned and operated businesses. We feel lucky that as a network, our Sustainable Tourism community includes nothing but these kinds of businesses, small, medium, and large! We asked Campbell River Whale Watching and Adventure Tours, located on the coast of …

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Member Spotlight: Whitewater Ski Resort

Whitewater Ski Resort: home of the best powder mountain in the Kootenay’s and now…a Sustainable Tourism certified member! Located in Nelson, British Columbia, Whitewater Ski Resort is world-renowned for their access to some of BC’s most epic winters (and their incredibly delicious glory bowls courtesy of Whitewater Cooks!). Recently, they joined the Sustainable Tourism family …

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No-Cost Ways to Cut Your Energy Costs In Uncertain Times

We’ve teamed up with our local BC-utility companies, FortisBC and BC Hydro, and are offering free energy assessments for businesses in the Thompson Okanagan region. If you are a business in the Thompson Okanagan region, contact us to schedule your free energy assessment.  If you are outside of the Thompson-Okanagan region, fear not. We’ve compiled …

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