Articles tagged “climate change”

Florida Extends Tourism Boost to Gulf Coast Locales Hurt by Red Tide

Florida Extends Tourism Boost to Gulf Coast Locales Hurt by Red Tide

Dan Peltier, Skift

Much of Florida's beaches remain pristine and algae-free and other parts of the state are seeing a boost as tourists relocate their vacations. This year's red tide is the latest wake-up call to climate change that the state's tourism industry has had to grapple with.

3 weeks ago

New Jets With Less Legroom Help Fight Climate Change

New Jets With Less Legroom Help Fight Climate Change

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

New airplanes with cramped seating provide the greatest fuel efficiency. That reduces the carbon they spew and how much they disrupt the climate. Norwegian Air’s fleet is the most fuel-efficient across the Atlantic, says a new survey.

1 month ago

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Shows Signs of Recovery After Die-Off

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Shows Signs of Recovery After Die-Off

Colin Bertram, Bloomberg

The world's most famous attractions must already weigh the risks of overtourism, but the effects of climate change may be even harder to combat.

1 month ago

Top Indian Destination Kerala Suffers Heavy Rain and Flooding

Top Indian Destination Kerala Suffers Heavy Rain and Flooding

Ganesh Nagarajan, Pratik Parija, and Vrishti Beniwal, Bloomberg

For the rest of us who are not in this corner of India, count your blessings and give a thought for the suffering.

2 months ago

Extreme Weather Is Making It Harder for Some Tourism Workers to Live Near Their Jobs

Extreme Weather Is Making It Harder for Some Tourism Workers to Live Near Their Jobs

Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg

As many destinations recover and rebuild from violent storms brought on by climate change, tourism workers are increasingly getting left behind.

6 months ago

South Africa Tourism CEO Sees Water Crisis Changing the City Forever

South Africa Tourism CEO Sees Water Crisis Changing the City Forever

Emily Chasan, Bloomberg

South Africa tourism officials argue that the water crisis will change travelers' behavior, and that tourism revenue can reduce the severity of the crisis. Still, drought and climate change is a global problem that needs to be addressed on the international stage.

8 months ago

Cape Town Water Shutoff Postponed But Restrictions Remain

Cape Town Water Shutoff Postponed But Restrictions Remain

Paul Vecchiatto and Mike Cohen, Bloomberg

Tourists staying in hotels and using water is always a concern for the environment in any destination. In Cape Town's case, tourism could do more harm than good until the drought ends.

9 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Extreme Weather Is Creating Travel Upheaval

Travel Megatrends 2018: Extreme Weather Is Creating Travel Upheaval

Dan Peltier, Skift

Extreme weather is the new normal. It’s changing destinations for the worse, and it’s not going to get better any time soon.

9 months ago

Credit Agency Warns Bahamas and Jamaica to Prepare for Climate Change

Credit Agency Warns Bahamas and Jamaica to Prepare for Climate Change

Colin Simpson, Bloomberg

Many officials seem to think that "the seas are rising" is the new "the sky is falling" and thus do nothing. Moody's decision this week means that authorities must deal with climate change or risk having their bond ratings downgraded. We hope that prompts action.

11 months ago

Climate Change Poses Grave Threat to European Skiing Destinations

Climate Change Poses Grave Threat to European Skiing Destinations

Jessica Shankleman, Bloomberg

Destinations around the world need to start planning now to mitigate the disruptive effect of climate change in the years and decades to come.

2 years ago

Alaskan Village Wages Reverse Tourism Campaign to Keep Visitors Away

Alaskan Village Wages Reverse Tourism Campaign to Keep Visitors Away

Dan Joling, Associated Press

Modern travelers want authentic, one-of-a-kind experiences. But this story reminds us that those experiences can come at a cost to the local community.

2 years ago

New UN Pollution Guidelines Could Cost Airlines $24 Billion, but Many are on Board

New UN Pollution Guidelines Could Cost Airlines $24 Billion, but Many are on Board

Joe Ryan, Bloomberg

The guidelines being proposed are not as stringent as they could be, and airlines with enough cash to pay for offsets hardly will be affected. Still, this is a good start.

2 years ago