Articles tagged “sustainability”

Meeting Planners Make Slow Progress Toward Sustainability

Meeting Planners Make Slow Progress Toward Sustainability

Isaac Carey, Skift

Reducing food waste and environmental impacts are proving to be difficult for meeting planners. The sector's antiquated way of doing business is holding up progress at a moment when widespread change is necessary.

8 hours ago

Travelers Are Becoming More Environmentally Aware. Has the Cruise Industry Noticed?

Travelers Are Becoming More Environmentally Aware. Has the Cruise Industry Noticed?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry has historically benefitted from a consumer base that is broadly forgiving of its environmental missteps. But times are changing.

1 week ago

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New Skift Report: The Sustainable Future of Meetings and Events

New Skift Report: The Sustainable Future of Meetings and Events

IHG + Skift

When it comes to sustainability, the meetings sector is thinking well beyond environmental impacts. With the future of this multi-billion dollar sector on the line, planners and venues alike are dreaming up creative solutions to the biggest challenges facing meetings and events.

3 weeks ago

Skift Forum Asia: The Travel Corporation Maps Plan to Sustainability

Skift Forum Asia: The Travel Corporation Maps Plan to Sustainability

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

There's a long road ahead to achieving environmental sustainability in the travel industry. It involves a lot of effort from companies, but travelers and governments have to get on board too.

1 month ago

Hotels Have a Problem With Plastics: A Skift Deep Dive

Hotels Have a Problem With Plastics: A Skift Deep Dive

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The hotel industry is just waking up to the problem of plastic waste, but this is a two-way street. Hotels rely on this convenient, affordable material just as much as travelers do. The real struggle is turning newfound global awareness and municipal legislation into swift action.

2 months ago

Cruise Insiders (and Outsiders) Highlight Challenges the Industry Must Address

Cruise Insiders (and Outsiders) Highlight Challenges the Industry Must Address

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It was refreshing to hear some honest talk about parts of the cruise industry where there is room for improvement. More, please.

2 months ago

Consumers Lead the Sustainability Debate, Says InterContinental CEO

Consumers Lead the Sustainability Debate, Says InterContinental CEO

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Of course the tourism industry could do a better job dealing with sustainability. But the bigger issue is that one of its key components — air travel — is a significant contributor to climate change.

3 months ago

Combating Overtourism Requires a More Holistic Approach

Combating Overtourism Requires a More Holistic Approach

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

For decades, destination managers were able to ignore the negative effects of tourism. Now, the age of overtourism calls for a more robust approach to plan for the future.

3 months ago

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.

3 months 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.

4 months 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.

9 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.

9 months ago