Articles tagged “animals”

Business Travel

Managing a Wolf Sanctuary Means Animals — Not Visitors — Are the Boss

Tourists are welcome to visit Wolf Haven International in Washington state, but the needs of the sanctuary's residents — which include two species of wolves, wolf-dogs, and coyotes — are always prioritized. The sanctuary's co-manager Pamela Maciel Cabañas is devoted to making sure that happens.

Managing a Wolf Sanctuary Means Animals — Not Visitors — Are the Boss

Online Travel

Airbnb Launches Its First Animal-Friendly Experiences Category

Airbnb Experiences continues to expand as the company launches its first animal-friendly category. The company encourages animal lovers to put away their tech devices with the funny dog videos and connect with wildlife in a safer environment. It's just good business for Airbnb too.

Airbnb Launches Its First Animal-Friendly Experiences Category

Tourism

TripAdvisor to End Ticket Sales to Attractions Featuring Captive Marine Mammals

With its new policy, TripAdvisor is making a clear statement about the use of marine animals for entertainment. Will it be setting a trend for others to follow? Even more interesting will be seeing how companies like SeaWorld react.

TripAdvisor to End Ticket Sales to Attractions Featuring Captive Marine Mammals

Hotels

Honduran Butterfly Farmer Puts Conservation Before Luxury at Ecolodge

Many travelers don't realize that Honduras' ecotourism industry has a luxury side to it, but that doesn't mean conservation is an afterthought.

Honduran Butterfly Farmer Puts Conservation Before Luxury at Ecolodge

Airlines

Airlines Research Animal Fat as Sustainable Alternative to Fossil Fuels

Airlines may want to cut fuel costs first and foremost, but reducing their carbon footprint is increasingly important as well.

Airlines Research Animal Fat as Sustainable Alternative to Fossil Fuels

Tourism

Dolphin Tour Operator Is Fined in Hawaii for Harassing the Animals

Given that the honor system hasn't worked, authorities are showing a (welcome) readiness to enforce rules to keep visitors from traumatizing dolphins. Meanwhile, socially conscious travel companies are increasingly limiting human interactions with captive animals.

Dolphin Tour Operator Is Fined in Hawaii for Harassing the Animals

Online Travel

TripAdvisor Stops Booking Activities With Captive Animals and Endangered Species

We expect there will be a lot of appeals — and that tourists who really want to swim with dolphins will just book that experience in another way. But TripAdvisor is trying to address a big issue, evolving issue in a measured, thoughtful way.

TripAdvisor Stops Booking Activities With Captive Animals and Endangered Species

Tourism

Puerto Rico Mayor Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages in Capital

The reaction is San Juan should be carefully watched by regulators in New York City who have yet to fulfill their promise of banning similar horse-drawn carriage in Central Park.

Puerto Rico Mayor Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages in Capital

Tourism

NYC Mayor De Blasio Silent on Progress of Horse-Carriage Ban

De Blasio's silence is confirmation that he took up the contested issue as political tenet for the campaign. It's also a win for the city's tourism industry, of which the carriages are a large and visual part.

NYC Mayor De Blasio Silent on Progress of Horse-Carriage Ban

Airlines

Service Dogs on Airplanes to Get More Scrutiny From Department of Transportation

Passengers playing fast and loose with the rules in order to stay close to their pets and save a little money, too, further degrade the already degraded flying experience.

Service Dogs on Airplanes to Get More Scrutiny From Department of Transportation