Articles tagged “climate change”

The AOC Effect Comes to Travel, Whether You Like It or Not

The AOC Effect Comes to Travel, Whether You Like It or Not

Dennis Schaal, Skift

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal have stirred up debate about the path toward a sustainable travel future. She's right on time — and hopefully not too late.

2 weeks ago

The Existential Climate Change Fears Hit Major Hotels and Airlines

The Existential Climate Change Fears Hit Major Hotels and Airlines

Isaac Carey, Skift

The details included in these reports are chilling, with many corporations citing severe weather events as certain to occur.

2 months ago

The New Climate Change Report Every Travel Executive Needs to Read

The New Climate Change Report Every Travel Executive Needs to Read

Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg

The latest and even more frightening edition of the National Climate Assessment focuses on the U.S. but every travel executive across the globe needs to take note. It's a 1,600-page reminder of what role travel has played in climate change, and the sheer havoc it causes, and will continue to cause, to the industry.

4 months ago

Developers Head to Vacation Beach Towns Despite Hurricane Harvey Fallout

Developers Head to Vacation Beach Towns Despite Hurricane Harvey Fallout

Natasha Rausch, Bloomberg

On the Texas coast, Port Aransas has a significant drive-in market and its tourism board has been laser-focused on putting Hurricane Harvey behind it. Tourism will continue being part of the town's DNA, just like others along the Gulf.

4 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

7 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.

11 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago