Articles tagged “sustainability”

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.

7 days 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.

3 weeks 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.

2 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.   

3 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.

5 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.

6 months 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.

7 months ago

Regulators Watch for Illegal Pollution as Cruise Traffic Surges in Alaska

Regulators Watch for Illegal Pollution as Cruise Traffic Surges in Alaska

Associated Press

Several cruise lines sailing Alaska itineraries have been fined for environmental pollution violations in recent years. Alaska hopes to deter them from doing the same in 2017.

10 months ago

Travel Industry Leaders Say Overtourism Caused by Lack of Planning

Travel Industry Leaders Say Overtourism Caused by Lack of Planning

Dan Peltier, Skift

In many destinations, tourism profits are "found" money with no strings attached. That's great for short-term gains, and so very terrible for long-term thinking.

10 months ago

The State of Global Tourism Competition in 6 Charts

The State of Global Tourism Competition in 6 Charts

Dan Peltier, Skift

Travel brands have an economic incentive to push policy makers and private sectors in their destinations on sustainability and leaner visa policies because tourists will reward them with higher spending and likely repeat visits.

11 months ago

Coral Reefs Threatened as Global Bleaching Intensifies

Coral Reefs Threatened as Global Bleaching Intensifies

Elena Becatoros, Associated Press

As coral reefs around the world continue to deteriorate, the fate of the Earth's oceans hangs in the balance.

11 months ago

Alaska Tourism Wants More Businesses to Become Sustainability Advocates

Alaska Tourism Wants More Businesses to Become Sustainability Advocates

Associated Press

Getting tourism businesses on board with sustainability is the first hurdle but the long game is convincing them that eco-friendly practices help their bottom lines and are worth the effort.

12 months ago