IN CELEBRATION OF TOURISM WEEK 2023,
TAKE THE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM 2030 PLEDGE
It’s Tourism Week Canada 2023, and what better way to celebrate the tourism industry then signing the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge!
This Tourism Week make the commitment to improve the sustainability performance of your business or destination, in an effort to create a more sustainable future for the tourism industry! We encourage all tourism businesses and destinations to learn more about the Pledge and consider making the commitment.
APRIL’S SUSTAINABLE TOURISM 2030 PLEDGE SIGNATORIES
Klahoose Wilderness Resort
Sunshine Coast Tourism
Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC)
Pointhouse Suites on Sargeant Bay
THIS MONTH’S CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE TOURISM MEMBERS
Charlotteville Brewing Co. — Silver
Algonquin Fly Fishing — Silver
Cooper’s Hawk Vineyard — Bronze
Elmhirst’s Resort — Platinum
GREENSTEP AT THE CWSAA 2023 SPRING CONFERENCE IN WHISTLER
This month, the GreenStep team attended the Canada West Ski Areas Association Spring Conference & Trade Show in Whistler.
Angela Nagy, GreenStep President and CEO, spoke on two different panels at the event — The Future of Travel and Responsible Stewardship: How to Start a Program.
Our Director of Sustainable Tourism, Jenn Burling, was also in attendance, managing our booth at the trade show.
It was a great opportunity to network, learn, and build relationships with our industry colleagues!
ON THE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM BLOG —
HOW TO SHARE AN AUTHENTIC GREEN STORY
Greenwashing… often times you know it when you see it. Buzz word promises, unfeasible commitments, and at times mistruths. Greenwashing is the marketing of untrue, unsupported, or misleading information. This information provides false confidence to the eco-conscious consumers leaving them feeling confused, embarrassed or distrustful when the truth emerges.
Not all greenwashing is malicious…
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GREENSTEP IS HIRING!
We are looking to add a temporary position to our team:
Sustainable Tourism Specialist
(6-month temporary contract)
Please click on the link to view the full job posting & to submit an application.
If you have the right experience & credentials, and are passionate about sustainability — we’d love to hear from you!
UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
Hosted by: The BC Hotel Association
Date: May 1-2, 2023
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Details: The BCHA Summit is back and will bring together BC’s accommodation and business community to reach a new peak of industry excellence. Join for a two-day forum, featuring a curated marketplace of over 40 vendors; engaging keynotes and breakout sessions; an industry reception at BNA Brewing Co.; and the BC Hotel Association Awards of Excellence!
IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism – ONTARIO: A Regional Event
Hosted by: Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO)
Date: May 7-9, 2023
Location: Kingston, ON, Canada
Details: In alliance with IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism – SUMMIT Victoria, the inaugural IMPACT Regional Event program will showcase thought-leaders of the tourism industry across Ontario. This 2 day event will bring together thought-leaders, destinations, and operators from across Ontario who are committed to making the tourism industry more sustainable. The programming highlights will include international best practices, invaluable resources, new research in sustainable tourism, and more!
Co-produced by: Destination Canada and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada
Date: May 30-June 2, 2023
Location: Québec City Convention Centre, QC, Canada
Details: This event is Canada’s signature tourism marketplace where international travel trade connects with our country’s leading tourism industry partners. RVC creates an exciting opportunity to greet international buyers while showcasing the beauty and warm hospitality of this country, as well as the truly meaningful travel experiences across each province and territory.