news
Hotel News
World’s tallest hotel opens in Dubai 2024
The Ciel Tower hotel will soar 365 metres into the sky with 82 floors of luxury suites and serviced residences.
Hotels & Resorts
Accor Announces Global Launch of Its All-Inclusive Collection
Accelerating its expansion in the fast-growing market with a unique platform of multi-branded luxury and premium offers.
Hotel news
Ambitious Plans for Spectacular Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Modernised hotel reopens with 376 rooms and room for 1,200 conference visitors.
Changing of the guard
Peter King
to depart after 11 successful years.
hotel news
Hotel Sustainability Basics Launched at Leading Industry Summit in Manila
Set to drive responsible travel and tourism and to help every hotel address and improve their environmental impact.
hotell news
Scandic to Open Third Hotel in Tromsø
New hotel planned for 2025, with 305 rooms on 12 floors in the new Vervet area.

Global Business Travel’s Landmark Sustainability Study Reveals
What It Will Take to Get to a Greener Future.
Covid-19-Award
Double gold for Austria Center Vienna
at German Stevie Awards
The man, the myth, the legend
Patrick Delaney Honoured With Hall of Fame Award
Travel trade veteran receives 2022 Hall of Fame award at annual AIPCO conference.
hotelnews
Scandic Kiruna
first commercial enterprise to open in new city center.
RSS
rss_icon
Links
International Meeting of Biosphere Reserves in Jönköping

Just under a year ago, UNESCO’s International Coordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme designated the East Vättern Scarp Landscape in Jönköping the newest member of the current world network of 621 biosphere reserves. The East Vättern Scarp Landscape’s application was praised as a “model and source of inspiration” for other biosphere reserves. An opportunity to present the area for the rest of the world has now come much sooner than expected. Representatives from 34 countries recently designated Sweden and the East Vättern Scarp Landscape as host for the 26th ICC meeting in 2014.

"The designation of Sweden and the East Vättern Scarp Landscape as host and organizer of next year’s ICC meeting is a major event that will establish the municipality on the global map of sustainable development. Being hosts for this international meeting encourages us to take off our blinders and feel pride in our unique and beautiful city and countryside," said Anna-Mari Nilsson, chairperson of the biosphere reserve’s steering committee.

During the annual ICC meetings, decisions are made on, among others, new biosphere reserve designations, funding for research and international collaborations, as well as strategic sustainability issues that will be prioritized during the coming year.

"During this gathering of world experts on biosphere reserves, we will highlight important local sustainability issues such as energy production, locally-produced food, and the area’s possibilities for best-practice examples in the development of sustainable tourism," said Simon Jonegård, biosphere reserve coordinator.

"The ICC meeting is further proof that international meetings linked to our particular local businesses and conditions strengthen our region and put Jönköping on the international map,"  said Ante Jankovic at the Convention Bureau.