Green news from Asia Pacific.... The PATA (travel agents association of Asia & Pacific) has set up a program intended to help the travel industry learn about sustainability from a cost savings perspective, while at the same time reducing its carbon footprint.
This program is called ched the PATA Sustainability Index - it has been organized with the Green Globe Index. It is focusing on hotels, dive sites and other operations. The Guide for PATA Sustaibable Tourism can be viewed at www.pata.org/patasite/index.php.