Nikoi Island emphasizes the importance of leaving a small footprint. They strive to use locally-sourced materials for construction and consumption, which in turn, supports local businesses. They implement bio-architectural techniques in their property which minimizes energy consumption.
Deborah Chan, a fact-finder for Wild Asia's Responsible Tourism Awards 2009 defines what Responsible Tourism is.
Wild Asia's Responsible Tourism Awards 2008 unearthed new and exciting resorts that are truly making a difference within the tourism industry in Asia. This video highlights their best practices as examples for other operators to step into the programme and to help tourists make a green and sound travel plan for their next trip.
In conjunction with World Environment Day 2008, Wild Asia and AMP Radio organised two tree planting events on June 7th and 8th. Trees that were planted were pledged through the radio campaign. Another tree planting event was held one week after to plant out the remaining trees that were pledged after the campaign.
An interview with Dr Reza Azmi, Founder/Director Wild Asia, the Organiser of the 2nd Responsible Tourism Awards (RTA) on the main set up and aim of the awards. Dr. Reza was joined by Arnfinn Oines of Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa, who won RTA 2006 & was host for these awards & seminars.
Launched in March 2008, Wild Asia's Sustainable Island Programme was established with the vision of developing sustainable island destinations through partnerships between the private sector, local communities and the Government. Our team's scope of work include water quality monitoring, reef surveys and assessing sustainable practices among tourism operators.
Sustainable tourism is viable. The first and pivotal step towards sustainability is to adopt Responsible Tourism practices and policies into your business operation. Find out how.
A short video about Wild Asia and their efforts to raise funds for small conservation projects in Southeast Asia.
Responsible Tourism involves everyone - not just the general managers but also the staff and the local community. Sustainability can be achieved through co-operation.
Responsible Tourism can work with commitment from the top- as exemplified by Evason Phuket.