Articles tagged “climate change”

TripAdvisor CEO Welcomes More Pressure on the Travel Industry to Develop Green Practices

TripAdvisor CEO Welcomes More Pressure on the Travel Industry to Develop Green Practices

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When it comes to certain green practices and the refugee crisis, TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer believes corporations and CEOs can't sit on the sidelines and must take a stand. That's an inconvenient truth.

4 days 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.

1 month ago

How Bad Will It Get When Overtourism Meets Climate Change?

How Bad Will It Get When Overtourism Meets Climate Change?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The effects of climate change and overtourism on global destinations will converge over the course of the coming decades. Leaders need to start planning now for a world defined by overcrowding and limited resources.

2 months ago

Quelle Surprise! EasyJet Hates the Idea of France’s New Eco Tax

Quelle Surprise! EasyJet Hates the Idea of France’s New Eco Tax

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The aviation industry's impact on the environment is only going to grow over the coming years as air travel increases across the world. Increasing taxes might force airlines to find new solutions while also raising money to fund more sustainable forms of transport.

2 months ago

KLM Has Some Unusual Advice for Its Customers: Fly Less

KLM Has Some Unusual Advice for Its Customers: Fly Less

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

It may sound entirely counterintuitive — even disingenuous — for an airline to urge its passengers to think twice before flying. But in the era of "flying shame," KLM's latest brand messaging might just end up being ahead of the curve.

3 months ago

How Venice Became an ‘Impossible Place to Live’

How Venice Became an ‘Impossible Place to Live’

Giovanni Salzano, Chiara Albanese, and Federico Vespignani, Bloomberg

With every passing summer, Venice seems closer to its breaking point. It's clear that the historic city's chronic overtourism problem will not be solved with surface-level measures — the problem is existential.

3 months ago

Airlines Roll Out Green Schemes to Boost Environmental Credentials

Airlines Roll Out Green Schemes to Boost Environmental Credentials

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

We've been here before ... It's nice to see airlines trying to reduce the harm they do to the environment but it doesn't stop the fact that at the moment flying is very bad for the climate.

4 months ago

Scandinavian Airlines Is Ending Duty-Free Sales to Curb Carbon Emissions

Scandinavian Airlines Is Ending Duty-Free Sales to Curb Carbon Emissions

Associated Press

Although this is a step in the right direction, it's difficult to see how much of an impact this will have. Air travel is still a major pollutant and until somebody invents an alternative to jet fuel, it will stay that way.

4 months ago

Climate Concerns Should Prompt a Rethinking of Air Travel

Climate Concerns Should Prompt a Rethinking of Air Travel

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Air travel is cheaper and easier than it was 20 years ago but that doesn't mean we will always have a right to low-cost tickets. Concerns over climate change should prompt airlines to look at what they can do to reduce their impact on the environment.

5 months ago

Climate Change Shame Has Swedes Abandoning Planes and Taking Trains

Climate Change Shame Has Swedes Abandoning Planes and Taking Trains

Hanna Hoikkala and Niklas Magnusson, Bloomberg

Is airline passenger behavior in Sweden, where the numbers have been dropping, an outlier, or a sign of things to come? What is certainly true is this is a signal to airlines to get their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints in high gear.

5 months ago

Travel and Tourism’s Good, Bad and Ugly Sides

Travel and Tourism’s Good, Bad and Ugly Sides

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Yes, travel and tourism is a wealth and job creator, but the industry needs to recognize how it plays a central role in some of the world’s biggest problems.

6 months ago

Consumers Lead the Sustainability Debate, Says InterContinental CEO

Consumers Lead the Sustainability Debate, Says InterContinental CEO

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Of course the tourism industry could do a better job dealing with sustainability. But the bigger issue is that one of its key components — air travel — is a significant contributor to climate change.

6 months ago