Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has published its first interactive, web-based manual under the Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST) initiative, in order to help hotels and hospitality establishments curate a sustainable environment.
This move will ultimately trigger a positive impact on the environmental performance of the tourism industry.
By identifying the collective environmental impact in the tourism industry, the guidelines provide practical and cost-effective solutions around four key themes: energy conservation, water conservation, waste management and sustainability engagement of staff and guests. These form the basis for key objectives that the dedicated manual sets out to achieve.
Executive director – tourism development and investments, Dubai Tourism, Yousuf Lootah stated: “Reflecting outstanding work in the field of green tourism, this pioneering document published by Dubai Tourism under the DST initiative serves as a valuable guide to help create a sustainable future for our tourism industry.
“We hope that this comprehensive manual will inspire hotels and their staff to help make a difference to the sustainability landscape. We are certain that these best practices will play a pivotal role in achieving sustainable goals that support the continuous development and expansion of Dubai’s tourism sector, and we look forward to continuing to support hotels on their green journey,” he concluded.