Articles tagged “sustainability”

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.

1 week ago

The AOC Effect Comes to Travel, Whether You Like It or Not

The AOC Effect Comes to Travel, Whether You Like It or Not

Dennis Schaal, Skift

U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal have stirred up debate about the path toward a sustainable travel future. She's right on time — and hopefully not too late.

2 weeks ago

Events Know They Have a Waste Problem

Events Know They Have a Waste Problem

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Sustainability is more than a gimmick; the wider meetings and events sector is in the midst of reducing its impact on the environment while providing attendees with a more balanced and less wasteful experience.

6 months ago

Producing Less Waste Is Quickly Becoming a Priority for Events Worldwide

Producing Less Waste Is Quickly Becoming a Priority for Events Worldwide

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

As environmental awareness grows, everyone in the meetings supply chain has to demonstrate their green credentials. For now, events with environmental certifications may have an advantage, but as expectations rise, this will soon be a minimum requirement.

6 months ago

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.

10 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.

10 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.

11 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago