Articles tagged “environment”

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.

1 week ago

Skift Forum Asia: The Travel Corporation Maps Plan to Sustainability

Skift Forum Asia: The Travel Corporation Maps Plan to Sustainability

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

There's a long road ahead to achieving environmental sustainability in the travel industry. It involves a lot of effort from companies, but travelers and governments have to get on board too.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Asia’s Persistent Pollution Problems Weigh on Tourism Opportunities

Asia’s Persistent Pollution Problems Weigh on Tourism Opportunities

Raini Hamdi, Skift

If China can make good progress to reduce pollution levels, why can't other Asian countries do it? Makes us sick — pun intended — just thinking about it.

2 months ago

Ryanair Ranked a Top-10 Polluter in Europe

Ryanair Ranked a Top-10 Polluter in Europe

Mathew Carr and William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Ryanair has the honor of being the first airline to make the European Union's list — but it probably won't be the last.

2 months ago

Europe Can Do More to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Europe Can Do More to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Yes, more can be done to reduce single-use plastics, but consumer behaviors die hard. Travelers in particular lean heavily on plastics in hotels, on airplanes, and on cruise ships, and it will take more dialog to convince them they can do without.

3 months ago

Airlines Pollution Levels Are Going Through the Stratosphere

Airlines Pollution Levels Are Going Through the Stratosphere

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

It's the travel industry's dirty secret. Hundreds of millions of new passengers are coming, and there’s no solution to pollution or carbon emissions in sight.

3 months ago

Bangkok’s Prolonged Haze Could Cost Millions in Tourist Dollars

Bangkok’s Prolonged Haze Could Cost Millions in Tourist Dollars

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Bangkok needs more than rainmakers to be treated seriously as the world’s top city destination, and to be a strong contender for medical tourists. Here’s what's choking the city and why it’s unhealthy for tourism.

5 months ago

Australia Still Split on How to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Australia Still Split on How to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Spenser Mestel, Bloomberg

Australia's unwillingness to accept what is happening to the Great Barrier Reef is tied up with its tourism industry. Officials are worried that highlighting the problem will scare off visitors. But burying your head in the sand isn't a coherent long-term strategy.

8 months ago

U.S. Interior Secretary Expected to Extend Mining Ban Near Yellowstone

U.S. Interior Secretary Expected to Extend Mining Ban Near Yellowstone

Matthew Brown, Associated Press

What should be an easy call to ban mining near a great natural and national wonder, Yellowstone National Park, has become a melodrama in the current political climate. An extension of the ban appears to be in the works, but it ain't over until it's over, as a wise person once said.

8 months ago

South Africa Hotel Operator Plans Tapping Its Own Water Supply to Battle Drought

South Africa Hotel Operator Plans Tapping Its Own Water Supply to Battle Drought

Thembisile Dzonzi, Bloomberg

Hotel guests lacking ice, saunas, and swimming pools could soon be relatively minor concerns when considering the drought in South Africa. But Tsogo Sun is smart to work ahead. Building your own desalination plant, though, isn't free so this solution isn't available to every hotel.

1 year ago

New Hotel at Mount Washington Summit Draws Ire of Environmental Groups

New Hotel at Mount Washington Summit Draws Ire of Environmental Groups

Michael Casey, Associated Press

Yet another overtourism case study in the careful balance of meeting tourism demands with the need to protect natural resources.

2 years ago