Articles tagged “climate change”

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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

2 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

First Order of Business for IATA’s New CEO: Managing A Global Airline Emissions Tax

First Order of Business for IATA’s New CEO: Managing A Global Airline Emissions Tax

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

In his new role at IATA, the outgoing Air France-KLM CEO has a big challenge ahead of him: working with the U.N. to establish a global tax for airline emissions that will be enforced fairly among all airlines.

2 years ago

Florida’s Governor Wants to Review Tourism Board’s Spending

Florida’s Governor Wants to Review Tourism Board’s Spending

Associated Press

While we think that DMO spending deserves more transparency, we will point out that the governor looking into Visit Florida's spending does so while banning state employees from saying "climate change," even while the ocean water level rises above everyone's ankle socks, and Miami businesses search for higher ground.

2 years ago

Japan’s Ski Resorts Struggle Against El Niño and Declining Interest

Japan’s Ski Resorts Struggle Against El Niño and Declining Interest

Keiko Ujikane and Kyoko Shimodoi, Bloomberg

Add to the list of challenges: a lackluster performance by a tourism board that has trouble selling Japan's varied assets.

2 years ago

Skiing the Alps Gets Tougher as Climate Change Takes Its Toll

Skiing the Alps Gets Tougher as Climate Change Takes Its Toll

Andrea Rothman, Rudy Ruitenberg and Giles Broom, Bloomberg

Leave it to global climate change to declines in one of the oldest touristic activities on the planet.

2 years ago

New Jersey Tourism Meets Climate Change as Shore Destinations Disappear

New Jersey Tourism Meets Climate Change as Shore Destinations Disappear

Cindy Nevitt, Associated Press

As climate change continues, there will be new destinations every year able to boast of ocean-front views. Dark humor aside, this is where tourism can affect global policies.

2 years ago

U.S. Tourists Flee Puerto Vallarta as Giant Hurricane Nears Mexico

U.S. Tourists Flee Puerto Vallarta as Giant Hurricane Nears Mexico

Nacha Cattan, Bloomberg

Let's hope that locals are able to get away as well.

2 years ago