Articles tagged “sustainability”

Hilton Sets Lofty, Sustainable Tourism Goals: Will It Matter?

Hilton Sets Lofty, Sustainable Tourism Goals: Will It Matter?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hilton's goals are both lofty and commendable, and it's clear from the data that travelers do care about sustainability and having a positive social impact. But is caring enough to translate into real action? That's the even bigger challenge.

3 months ago

Travel Industry Is Still Searching for Ways to Make Eco-Friendly Habits Stick

Travel Industry Is Still Searching for Ways to Make Eco-Friendly Habits Stick

Dan Peltier, Skift

It's not that most travelers don't want to pitch in and do their part to save the planet. Travelers learn by example and more companies are understanding that it's not so easy to train employees, who are also consumers, on how to lead the way.

3 months ago

Lyft Looks to Sustainability as Another Differentiator From Uber

Lyft Looks to Sustainability as Another Differentiator From Uber

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Competing on sustainability is the next phase in Lyft's effort to market itself as a wholesome alternative to the dastardly Uber. We'd like to see some concrete details on the company's eco-friendly efforts beyond just a blog post, though.

4 months ago

Philippines Tourism Goal May Be Casualty of Decision to Close an Island

Philippines Tourism Goal May Be Casualty of Decision to Close an Island

Andreo Calonzo and Ditas Lopez, Bloomberg

Sustainable tourism growth is difficult to achieve because most tourism boards won't slow down, take a beat, and withstand a temporary drop in visitation in the name of long-term improvement. The Philippines is smart to do this reparative work.

5 months ago

Electric Taxis On the Road in London Are the Future as Mandated by Law

Electric Taxis On the Road in London Are the Future as Mandated by Law

Bloomberg

Even the iconic London taxi must give way to progress. In this case, much of the tradition is maintained, although the new cars don't pollute the air, and they're quiet.

5 months ago

Hotel and Cruise Sustainability Innovators That Should Be Household Names

Hotel and Cruise Sustainability Innovators That Should Be Household Names

Colin Nagy, Skift

Experience and sustainability are losing their equity as more brands cynically pile on. These are examples of emerging, global brands with depth to their practices. Intrepid travelers should take note.

6 months ago

Lake Tahoe Resorts Turn to Solar Energy in Self-Preservation Move

Lake Tahoe Resorts Turn to Solar Energy in Self-Preservation Move

Christopher Martin, Bloomberg

Squaw Valley plans for all electricity to be clean by the end of the year. That would be an admirable first among U.S. ski resorts.

7 months ago

Tour Operators and Attractions Try to Thwart Animals as Selfie Props in the Amazon

Tour Operators and Attractions Try to Thwart Animals as Selfie Props in the Amazon

Peter Prengaman and Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Kudos to Instagram, TripAdvisor, wildlife-protection groups and tour operators for attempting to clamp down on tourists who think nothing of abusing animals so the travelers can get a cheap selfie to share. It is an uphill battle, though.

8 months ago

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Quantifying the Impact of Sustainability Efforts in the Hotel Industry

Quantifying the Impact of Sustainability Efforts in the Hotel Industry

International Tourism Partnership + Skift

As the next generation wises up to the realities of climate change, sustainability is no longer an optional, PR-friendly communication tactic for hotel groups. It’s a core pillar for future-focused hoteliers and the leaders in the space are holding themselves accountable.   

8 months ago

Hotel Design of the Future Emphasizes Sustainability

Hotel Design of the Future Emphasizes Sustainability

Deanna Ting, Skift

Given the industry's increasing focus on sustainability, these hotel ideas could soon become a reality. That's especially so for developers looking to build projects that are not only eco-friendly, but are increasingly design forward.

11 months ago

Overtourism Issues Can No Longer Be Brushed Aside as Someone Else’s Problem

Overtourism Issues Can No Longer Be Brushed Aside as Someone Else’s Problem

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor

After a couple of years bubbling below the surface, the overtourism concept has broken into mainstream public consciousness this summer. Tourist boards and travel companies can no longer deny its existence; there is an urgent need for these groups to work with destinations to ensure a better balance.

1 year ago

Environmental Sustainability Is the Next Frontier in Luxury Travel

Environmental Sustainability Is the Next Frontier in Luxury Travel

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Environmental sustainability will be the mark of luxury as we move into the future with discerning customers demanding that the businesses they patronize do everything possible to mitigate their impact.

1 year ago