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#OceanAction24394
Stronger commitment to dolphin protection
by Hotelplan Suisse (Private sector)
Hotelplan Suisse is strengthening its cooperation with the Swiss NGO OceanCare, with a particular focus on dolphin protection. The aim is to advise customers against visiting dolphinaria and swimming with dolphins by educating and raising awareness of the issue. Such activities will no longer be advertised.
Hotelplan Suisse and OceanCare aim to raise travellers' awareness of the problematic issues surrounding the keeping of dolphins in captivity. Hotelplan Suisse with the travel brands Migros Ferien, Hotelplan, Tourisme Pour Tous, Travelhouse and Globus Reisen is pursuing the following measures, to be implemented within the next 18 months:
1. No new attractions or activities involving captive dolphins or whales will be added to the programmes.
2. Swimming with captive dolphins will no longer be actively offered or advertised online or in catalogues.
3. Tickets to attractions featuring captive dolphins and whales will no longer be actively offered or advertised online or in catalogues.
4. Hotels with a dolphinarium will be explicitly declared as such in catalogues and online.
5. Product and sales managers of the tour operator Hotelplan Suisse will receive appropriate training from OceanCare experts.
6. A brochure will be published to raise awareness of the issues surrounding swimming with dolphins and the keeping of dolphins in captivity.
Updates to voluntary commitment
14.7
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
  • Economic benefits from sustainable aquaculture/mariculture
01/2018
No new attractions or activities involving captive dolphins or whales will be added to the programmes
01/2019
Tickets to attractions featuring captive dolphins and whales and swimming with such will no longer be actively offered or advertised online or in catalogues
01/2019
Hotels with a dolphinarium will be explicitly declared as such in catalogues and online
05/2018
Product and sales managers of the tour operator Hotelplan Suisse will receive appropriate training from OceanCare experts
Staff / Technical expertise
Know-how of OceanCare for staff education
Updates
#OceanAction24394
Basic information
Time-frame: 01/2018 - 12/2019
Partners
OceanCare (Non-governmental organization - NGO)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Animal wildlife, marine mammals
Contact information
Michele Hungerbuehler, Corporate Communications & Sustainability, michele.hungerbuehler@hotelplan.ch,
Glattbrugg, Switzerland
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