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Airlines & Sustainability? None earning high marks.

Airlines & Sustainability? None earning high marks.

I just reviewed the “atmosfair Airline Index” for 2018, which is published by the non-profit “atmosfair” organization. I found the results dismal and disappointing. Perhaps my expectations were too optimistic and unrealistic. An average flight spews hundreds of kilograms of CO2 into the atmosphere, although the longer the flight, the more climate efficient the flights […]

Global Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality as a Strategic Sector for Development and Security

Demonstrating the strategic importance of travel and tourism globally, the Washington, DC-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) just published the “Global Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality as a Strategic Sector for Development and Security Report,” which I co-authored with Daniel Runde, Senior VP of CSIS and Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development. […]

SW Associates Presents Tourism Investment Report to COMCEC

SW Associates Presents Tourism Investment Report to COMCEC

At the Third Tourism Working Group meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC), SW Associates President Scott Wayne and Senior Tourism Consultant Manuel Knight presented a comprehensive report on tourism investment globally and in COMCEC’s 57 member countries. Tourism is one of the world’s fastest […]

UNWTO Secretary-General calls for visa facilitation and air transport liberalization

UNWTO Secretary-General calls for visa facilitation and air transport liberalization

UNWTO Secretary Taleb Rifai addressed the Royal Aeronautical Society at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) headquarters, and called for increased visa facilitation and the liberalization of air transport (Montreal, 5 December 2013). As SW Associates experiences on multiple projects, including most recently in Zambia, these are critical issues for the sustainable growth of tourism, especially […]

The Noguchi Museum appoints Kenneth Wayne Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs

The Noguchi Museum appoints Kenneth Wayne Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs

[This is a more personal post — a press release about my brother, Ken and am proud of him!] For Immediate Release—Queens, New York, December 15, 2011 . . . Jenny Dixon, Director, The Noguchi Museum, today announced that Kenneth Wayne has been named Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at The Noguchi Museum. Mr. Wayne, who assumes his […]

OECD and UNEP Publish Report for Policymakers on Climate Change and Tourism

OECD and UNEP Publish Report for Policymakers on Climate Change and Tourism

The OECD and UNEP have just published “Climate Change and Tourism Policy in OECD Countries.” The Report estimates that global greenhouse gas emissions from tourism could double in 25 years. They conclude that “Policy-makers must now develop effective strategies, regulations and incentives that focus on its main sources of current and future emissions.” Is it […]

Sharjah UAE Tourism Market Positioning Pays Off

Sharjah UAE Tourism Market Positioning Pays Off

The Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates has been increasingly and successfully positioning itself as a diverse family destination. According to Director General Mohamed A. Al Noman, Sharjah is a complete holiday destination for all sorts and categories of international tourists.   “Sharjah attracts both the East and the West and European travellers as well as […]