Climate Change and Travel

Complete coverage of how global climate change is affecting the travel industry and how travel brands are helping or hurting humans’ opportunities to fix it.

Tourism

What My 3-Week Trip to Vietnam Reveals About the Realities of a Carbon Footprint

Calculating the carbon footprint of a trip in Vietnam was a stark reminder of how flights and luxury hotels are wrecking balls environmentally.

What My 3-Week Trip to Vietnam Reveals About the Realities of a Carbon Footprint

Airlines

Air France-KLM CEO Slams Schiphol Flight Cuts

Schiphol Airport has set about cutting 60,000 flight slots, a move slated by Air France-KLM as far less effective than investing in sustainable aviation fuel to address air pollution. But that still leaves noise pollution very much up in the air.

Air France-KLM CEO Slams Schiphol Flight Cuts

News Blog

Airline Ticket Prices Are Fairer Indicator of Passenger Carbon Emissions Than Seat Size — Study

Premium, business or first-class seat are regarded as more harmful to the environment, because the passenger is taking up more space on the aircraft. Most countries tax them more, too. But according to a new study, allocating passenger aircraft emissions using airfares rather than travel class gives a more accurate idea of individual contributions, prompting…

News Blog

The Top Cities for Recent Car Rental Reservations

Global car rentals rocketed during the end-of-year holiday break, with more than three times the amount of seven-day bookings compared to the 2019 winter holiday period. According to data from global car-hire comparison site DiscoverCars, there were 12,646 seven-day reservations for the festive period, more than three times the amount in 2019-20, which saw 3,826…

Airlines

European Airlines Push Back Against Environmental Short-Haul Bans

The airlines argue for freedom of movement and a liberalized market, and the fact bans aren't significantly curbing emissions. However, this may just be Brussels warming up ahead of further restrictions that promote rail travel over longer distances.

European Airlines Push Back Against Environmental Short-Haul Bans

News Blog

Hertz, Uber Bringing 25,000 Electric Cars to European Cities

After renting out some 50,000 electric cars to Uber drivers across North America, Hertz is now taking its partnership with the ride hailing giant to Europe, where it will make 25,000 Tesla and Polestar vehicles available. The European expansion begins in London this month, before it adds other European capitals including Paris and Amsterdam. The…

News Blog

Ashton Kutcher’s Venture Firm Leads $15 Million Investment in Climate Tech Startup

Actor (and travel tech investor) Ashton Kutcher is at it again, as his Sound Ventures venture capital firm has co-led a $15 million investment in climate tech company Chooose. It’s the latest in a long chapter of travel investing for Kutcher, revealed on Friday, with previous deals including Affirm, Airbnb, Hipmunk and Citymaps, which was…

Business Travel

Marriott and Curator Hotel’s Insider Tips on Hosting Blended Travelers

The viewpoints from a major hotel chain and independent specialist reinforce the idea that accommodating remote workers is going to be challenging.

Marriott and Curator Hotel’s Insider Tips on Hosting Blended Travelers

Business Travel

India’s Tata Is Bucking Trends for Consulting Firms on Travel Spending

Consulting firms were supposed to be the ones cutting back on travel, mostly to reduce carbon emissions. But not if that gets in the way of doing business it seems.

India’s Tata Is Bucking Trends for Consulting Firms on Travel Spending

Tourism

Climate Impact Moves From Marketing to Operations

This year will be one of action for the travel industry on the climate. But don’t expect radical changes, rather incremental steps and greater alignment as the industry attempts to shake off its negative image.

Climate Impact Moves From Marketing to Operations