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Articles tagged “carbon offsets”

Asia Tourism Wants to Finally Tackle a Dangerously Hot Situation

Asia Tourism Wants to Finally Tackle a Dangerously Hot Situation

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

With the impacts of climate change already upon us, the tourism sector will soon be forced to take aggressive actions to curb its carbon emissions. Because inaction is increasingly not an option.

1 month ago

Asia Tourism Tackles Climate Change: It Gets Confusing

Asia Tourism Tackles Climate Change: It Gets Confusing

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

Many tourism stakeholders in Asia are finally taking steps to tackle the climate change elephant in the room, but confusion over carbon offsetting is preventing the issue from being addressed swiftly and effectively. Meanwhile, the climate clock ticks on.

1 month ago

Carbon Footprint Impact Extends Way Beyond Flights Across All of a Vacation: New Study

Carbon Footprint Impact Extends Way Beyond Flights Across All of a Vacation: New Study

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's a very small sample size at a very small travel company, but this study points to a possible way forward for the travel industry. If consumers can get a better idea of the environmental impact of their vacations, they can then make more informed decisions.

3 months ago

Airline Group Admits Failure in Communicating Environmental Progress

Airline Group Admits Failure in Communicating Environmental Progress

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press

Sigh. The point is being missed. The airline industry doesn't have a publicity problem, it has a carbon problem. The fact is offsets and greater efficiency won't solve things in the time we have.

4 months ago

European Airlines Double Down on Offsets — at Least for Now

European Airlines Double Down on Offsets — at Least for Now

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Airlines can't be seen to be doing nothing in response to the climate crisis. But not everyone is convinced their short-term strategy (offsets) is as meaningful as some airline execs claim. Meanwhile, fully electric flight remains a moonshot, for now.

5 months ago

EasyJet Seizes on Thomas Cook’s Demise With New Packaged Vacation Offerings

EasyJet Seizes on Thomas Cook’s Demise With New Packaged Vacation Offerings

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With Thomas Cook out of the way, there's certainly more space in the package holiday market. People still want to buy these types of holidays, and EasyJet is a well-known brand. Can it be successful where other low-cost carriers have failed?

5 months ago

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines are much more comfortable talking about mitigating climate change through incremental changes such as more efficient aircraft and carbon offsets. But these don't alter the fundamental problem. Flying is bad for the environment, and it's only going to get worse as demand keeps rising.

5 months ago

Airbus Targets Early 2030s for First Emission-Free Regional Aircraft

Airbus Targets Early 2030s for First Emission-Free Regional Aircraft

Layan Odeh and Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

The pressure is building on manufactures to speed up the development of aircraft capable of using alternatives to jet fuel. The problem is change isn't coming fast enough.

5 months ago

Ensemble Travel Group Adds Carbon Offset Tool for Agencies

Ensemble Travel Group Adds Carbon Offset Tool for Agencies

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Ensemble Travel's partnership with Cool Effect enables travel advisors to help clients offset their carbon footprint by donating to sustainability projects. It's a step that other travel agency groups should take as well.

5 months ago

Carbon Offset Sales Are Soaring Thanks to Teenage Climate Activist

Carbon Offset Sales Are Soaring Thanks to Teenage Climate Activist

Timothy Abington, Mathew Carr, and William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Thanks in part to the "flight shaming" movement, the purchase of carbon offsets is on the rise. However, whether offered by airlines or third parties, the sale of offsets is still an industry that's beset with complications.

8 months ago

Carbon Offsets Mask Aviation Industry’s Lack of Green Alternatives

Carbon Offsets Mask Aviation Industry’s Lack of Green Alternatives

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Carbon offsetting is by and large a con. The idea that rather than reducing environmentally harmful activities you can simply outsource the solution is ridiculous.

8 months ago