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Articles tagged “sustainability”

Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Pays Price for Gambling Itself Away

Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Pays Price for Gambling Itself Away

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The day of reckoning has come for Sihanoukville as an exodus of Chinese nationals and other tourists occurs. A correction should follow, but can the once popular town regain its soul?

1 month ago

TravelPerk Launches Green Product for Corporate Travel

TravelPerk Launches Green Product for Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The movement toward green practices is finally taking place in corporate travel. It's about time companies and travelers take responsibility for their impact on the environment.

1 month ago

TravelPerk Builds Audited Carbon Offset Program for Biz Travel

TravelPerk Builds Audited Carbon Offset Program for Biz Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It's refreshing to hear a travel management company call out all the greenwashing taking place across the industry. Complex problems require creative solutions, and it's good to see travel taking its carbon problem more seriously.

1 month ago

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Video: Top Five Event Trends for 2020

Video: Top Five Event Trends for 2020

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas + Skift

If you want to join the ranks of event planners evolving into event strategists, you’ll need to understand all the trends and best practices defining the future of the industry. Here's five of the most pressing trends for event professionals in 2020.

1 month ago

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Executive Q&A: How Singapore Airlines is Staying Committed to Sustainability

Executive Q&A: How Singapore Airlines is Staying Committed to Sustainability

Singapore Airlines + Skift

The fact remains that flights are bad news for the environment. But Singapore Airlines is innovating rapidly to ensure cleaner skies.

2 months ago

Grassroots Opposition to Cruises in the Caymans Looms as Larger Warning for Industry

Grassroots Opposition to Cruises in the Caymans Looms as Larger Warning for Industry

Rosie Spinks, Skift

A judge ruling on a citizen-led referendum in the Cayman Islands has, for now, sided with cruise opposition. While the battle is localized, it could point to wider industry implications for the cruise industry.

2 months ago

Cruise Lines Face New Skepticism on Pollution-Cutting Technology

Cruise Lines Face New Skepticism on Pollution-Cutting Technology

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry is compliant with International Maritime Organization pollution guidelines largely through the use of scrubber technology. But this week, critics are once again questioning whether scrubber technology should be allowed in the first place.

2 months ago

Building an Indonesian Lifestyle Brand From the Ground Up

Building an Indonesian Lifestyle Brand From the Ground Up

Colin Nagy, Skift

Lifestyle brands can feel like the forced product of one too many focus groups. Potato Head is the opposite: It's an Indonesian-born lifestyle brand that has been slowly built from the ground up with an emphasis on community, art, and culture.

2 months ago

How a Women-Run Tour Company Plays a Role in Puerto Rico’s Tourism Efforts

How a Women-Run Tour Company Plays a Role in Puerto Rico’s Tourism Efforts

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

As Puerto Rico's tourism industry recovers, big business from global companies may sound great, but so does slow-and-steady growth based in local communities. Puerto Rican women are doing that community-focused work.

2 months ago

How Luxury Hotels Are Keeping Up With Green-Friendly Family Travel Trends

How Luxury Hotels Are Keeping Up With Green-Friendly Family Travel Trends

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The hospitality industry has found that the higher a family's budget, the more concerned they are about environmental and cultural sustainability. Luxury operations that craft experiences that engage the family, and especially Gen Z, will see the long-tail impact as this generation has more control over vacation decisions.

2 months ago

Ryanair Called Out by UK Regulator for Misleading Environmental Claims

Ryanair Called Out by UK Regulator for Misleading Environmental Claims

Laurence Frost and Alistair Smout, Reuters

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the airline industry is desperate to inflate its green credentials. This is just one example of a worrying trend.

2 months ago

Event Planners Move Toward Green Ways: Eventbrite Report

Event Planners Move Toward Green Ways: Eventbrite Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Small things can make a big difference when it comes to event sustainability. The structural problems with wasteful venues and food sourcing, though, still need to be dealt with.

2 months ago