Articles tagged “sustainability”

Hotels

Accor’s Hotel Owners Are Clamoring to Become Lifestyle Brands

CEO Sebastien Bazin has certainly evolved Accor's luxury and lifestyle lineup, but will that be enough to help him finally break into the U.S. market?

Accor’s Hotel Owners Are Clamoring to Become Lifestyle Brands

Tourism

Can Tourism Go Outside Its Comfort Zone by Confronting Social Issues Head-On?

The message from these two outspoken speakers was clear: the travel industry must go beyond easy rhetoric on diversity to be inclusive, and community-minded. Copping out is not an option.

Can Tourism Go Outside Its Comfort Zone by Confronting Social Issues Head-On?

Hotels

Google’s New Climate Push Won’t Penalize Hotels That Opt Out

What can make a travel companies truly put their money where their mouth is on sustainability? Threaten a lower placement on a Google search.

Google’s New Climate Push Won’t Penalize Hotels That Opt Out

Online Travel

How Far Will Google Take New Hotel and Environment Claims?

It's a nice step for Google to provide more information about hotels' sustainability practices in search results. But will the company have the guts to get "political," in the eyes of some, and push hotel listings higher or lower based on environmental practices?

How Far Will Google Take New Hotel and Environment Claims?
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Skift Destinations & Sustainability Summit Video: The Future of Sustainable Tourism Amidst Recovery

In this video, we hear from Jennifer Andre, global vice president of Expedia Group Media Solutions, on what sustainable tourism might look like as destinations think about travel’s return.

Skift Destinations & Sustainability Summit Video: The Future of Sustainable Tourism Amidst Recovery

Business Travel

Global Consulting Firms Project They Will Save Almost $1 Billion by Cutting Corp Travel in 2022

These latest company budgets and stricter travel programs are concrete evidence that there's simply no going back to 2019 levels.

Global Consulting Firms Project They Will Save Almost $1 Billion by Cutting Corp Travel in 2022

Mergers and Acquisitions

Siemens to Buy Rail Software Company Sqills for $650 Million

Sqills has won more contracts from railway operators to upgrade their inventory, booking, and ticketing software than any other tech vendor in recent years. So this acquisition makes sense.

Siemens to Buy Rail Software Company Sqills for $650 Million

Business Travel

Corporate Travel’s Stark Reality Versus the Delusions of Airlines

Deloitte has taken the pulse of corporate America, and the 150 travel managers it surveyed are a lot more cautious than airlines would have you believe.

Corporate Travel’s Stark Reality Versus the Delusions of Airlines

Airlines

Could Other Airports Follow Pittsburgh’s Lead to Diversify Revenue?

The pandemic and the push for sustainability are forcing airports to think outside of the box. The more creative, the bigger the win, it seems. But are some of these revenue-generating ideas here for the long run or only until travel recovers?

Could Other Airports Follow Pittsburgh’s Lead to Diversify Revenue?

Tourism

Communities Are No Longer Spectators in Tourism’s Future

How can the tourism industry strengthen its relationship with communities? Simple: it needs to embrace the fact that it's the communities who invite stakeholders in, and who give them a seat at the table, not the other way around.

Communities Are No Longer Spectators in Tourism’s Future

Tourism

European Cities Redefine Tourism Goals for Post-Pandemic Boom

Simply waiting for Europe to "get its shot together" isn't an option, say tourism leaders. Destinations have to plan today to win back their fair share of demand tomorrow while juggling sustainability mandates. Tricky.

European Cities Redefine Tourism Goals for Post-Pandemic Boom

Announcements

Join Us for Our Destination and Sustainability Summit on July 21

As many destinations start to open their borders and welcome back travelers, how can tourism add value to local communities in more environmentally friendly and impactful ways? You don't want to miss these timely conversations as tourism faces new challenges and opportunities.

Join Us for Our Destination and Sustainability Summit on July 21