Articles tagged “conservation”

Hotels

Designing a Sustainable Legacy: A Conversation with Bill Bensley

In episode six of the Skift Ideas Podcast, host Colin Nagy is joined by designer Bill Bensley to discuss the remarkable journey that has shaped his unique perspective on the world of design.

Designing a Sustainable Legacy: A Conversation with Bill Bensley

Hotels

Cambodia’s Conservation: Modern Approach For High-End Travelers

Cambodia is in its earliest stages of establishing conservation during a precarious time. There are lessons to be learned in Africa, and David Steyn, GM of Shinta Mani Wild tented camp, is helping to broker them.

Cambodia’s Conservation: Modern Approach For High-End Travelers

News Blog

IDEAS: Under Canvas Named First DarkSky-Certified Resort in the World

An Under Canvas property has been recognized by the International DarkSky Places (IDSP) program for its 'stewardship of the night sky'.  The Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase resort, which is perched on a canyon rim in Utah, has been certified as a DarkSky-certified Resort - the first of its kind in the world,…

Tourism

The Kalahari Game Reserve Scientist Studying Climate Change Through the Solitary Pangolin

Wendy Panaino has a unique job — she studies climate change in the Kalahari desert, mostly through her research on the elusive and endangered pangolin. She's had to turn half nocturnal to study and track in its natural habitat, and monitor its adaptation to a changing climate that will increasingly impact how and why we travel.

The Kalahari Game Reserve Scientist Studying Climate Change Through the Solitary Pangolin

Tourism

Indonesia’s Huge Price Hike for Komodo Park Exposes Tourism Dilemmas for a New Era

Indonesia is taking a more locals-first and sustainable approach to tourism. Implementing that approach will be sabotaged if the government doesn't absorb input from local industry stakeholders.

Indonesia’s Huge Price Hike for Komodo Park Exposes Tourism Dilemmas for a New Era

Tourism

Giraffes in Peril Show Fragile Business of Africa Wildlife Tourism

The quiet, mesmerizing beauty of giraffes makes them marketing gold for Africa's wildlife tourism industry. But the world's tallest mammals are under threat from multiple forces, poachers, diseases, even climate change. Economics aside, conservationists are in a mad dash to hasten their decline.

Giraffes in Peril Show Fragile Business of Africa Wildlife Tourism

Tourism

Africa’s Wildlife Champion Fights Poachers Seizing on Covid Tourism Drop

Alina Peter is on the frontlines fighting the rise of poaching in Africa. Here, she shares how she works, the situation on the ground, and why it's important to weave science, indigenous knowledge, and technical expertise to derail the growing commercialization of illicit poaching, all of which has deep implications for tourism.

Africa’s Wildlife Champion Fights Poachers Seizing on Covid Tourism Drop

Luxury

How Luxury Travel Can Build Community and Awareness in Africa

Connecting luxury travelers to the local community and fostering a better understanding of a destination is hard to do well. Here are two examples that the industry can draw inspiration from.

How Luxury Travel Can Build Community and Awareness in Africa

Hotels

How Luxury Hospitality Is Tackling Conservation Efforts Globally

These days, it's not just one-off luxury properties that are investing in conservation projects. More companies see the value in protecting and restoring the land they're situated on, and ones that don't may be left behind.

How Luxury Hospitality Is Tackling Conservation Efforts Globally

Business Travel

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Outside of Africa where poaching, forestry, and resource exploitation can also threaten wildlife habitats, luxury hospitality leaders are playing a role in protecting land and creating opportunities around conservation.

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?