We are pretty certain that denying there is a problem is the worst way to make visitors happy about your destination.
We've never fully trusted any carbon offset program in the travel industry. There's just too little transparency.
This is a first step in combatting the negative environmental impact of airline greenhouse gas emissions. Ultimately, a global standard for emissions needs to be put in place and, hopefully, the new IATA CEO will be able to help get one established.
Australia's most sensitive tourist attraction has been under threat by energy companies and terrible politics the last few years. Now it's Mother Nature's turn.
Despite critics from both sides, the only reasonable way to deal with the destructive effects of plane travel are tighter standards on planes — we know carbon credits are no fix. Fares may need to go up, and consumers will have to deal with the realities of the environmental impact.
Leave it to global climate change to declines in one of the oldest touristic activities on the planet.
As far as we've seen, the vast majority of hotel guests are ambivalent at best about their environmental impact. For hotels, a move like this needs to be because they think it's the right thing to do.
Reduced pollution from travel companies is a good thing. But one has to to wonder about all the companies that are not self-reporting progress on carbon mitigation.
What's the first tourist destination that will be totally ruined by global climate change? Our money is on the Maldives.
BP is spreading the money around, part of an $18.7 billion settlement, to make all the sludge, and the ill will it engendered, disappear. The Gulf Coast and its tourism businesses recovered much faster than it was initially feared.