Articles tagged “sustainability”

Tourism

What My 3-Week Trip to Vietnam Reveals About the Realities of a Carbon Footprint

Calculating the carbon footprint of a trip in Vietnam was a stark reminder of how flights and luxury hotels are wrecking balls environmentally.

What My 3-Week Trip to Vietnam Reveals About the Realities of a Carbon Footprint

Hotels

Starwood’s SH Hotels Looks for Developers Aligned on Luxury and Sustainability

Starwood Capital has bet on two trends with SH Hotels. It seems likely that the rich will get richer, boosting demand for luxury hotels. It also seems likely climate change will worsen, increasing the demand for sustainability.

Starwood’s SH Hotels Looks for Developers Aligned on Luxury and Sustainability

Business Travel

Nevada Wants Business Travelers for Longer Blended Stays Outside of Las Vegas

A new state-wide program predicts six community projects across rural Nevada will tap into the emerging blended travel market, and that convention delegates will welcome a break from the Strip's bright lights.

Nevada Wants Business Travelers for Longer Blended Stays Outside of Las Vegas

News Blog

Airline Ticket Prices Are Fairer Indicator of Passenger Carbon Emissions Than Seat Size — Study

Premium, business or first-class seat are regarded as more harmful to the environment, because the passenger is taking up more space on the aircraft. Most countries tax them more, too. But according to a new study, allocating passenger aircraft emissions using airfares rather than travel class gives a more accurate idea of individual contributions, prompting…

News Blog

Lyft’s New Emission Tracking Tool For Rideshare Business Travel

Lyft is introducing a new sustainability dashboard for companies in the Lyft Business Portal. Lyft Business is the app's travel management solution that streamlines ground transportation for organizations. Business customers starting Wednesday can access rideshare greenhouse gas emissions data for their company on the platform. That information reflects the usage of Lyft Business solutions on…

Tourism

A Third of Americans Plans to Cut Back on Travel Spending This Year: New Skift Research U.S. Travel Tracker

An increasing number of Americans have started to feel the pinch of increasing travel prices. Thirty-four percent of Americans, 10 percentage points higher than last October, plan to decrease their spending on travel in the next 12 months.

A Third of Americans Plans to Cut Back on Travel Spending This Year: New Skift Research U.S. Travel Tracker

Startups

HotelRunner Raises $6.5 Million for Low-Cost Hospitality Software Offerings

Funding announced this week went to a wide variety of travel tech startups, with involvement in hotels, cruises, messaging, and sustainability.

HotelRunner Raises $6.5 Million for Low-Cost Hospitality Software Offerings

News Blog

Ashton Kutcher’s Venture Firm Leads $15 Million Investment in Climate Tech Startup

Actor (and travel tech investor) Ashton Kutcher is at it again, as his Sound Ventures venture capital firm has co-led a $15 million investment in climate tech company Chooose. It’s the latest in a long chapter of travel investing for Kutcher, revealed on Friday, with previous deals including Affirm, Airbnb, Hipmunk and Citymaps, which was…

Travel Technology

Travelport CEO Talks Recovery Outlook and Tech Investment in 2023

If the industry waits for segments like business travel to fully recover, it could be waiting forever. That’s one reason why Travelport and its competitors should continue investing in tech and expanding offerings.

Travelport CEO Talks Recovery Outlook and Tech Investment in 2023

Tourism

Climate Impact Moves From Marketing to Operations

This year will be one of action for the travel industry on the climate. But don’t expect radical changes, rather incremental steps and greater alignment as the industry attempts to shake off its negative image.

Climate Impact Moves From Marketing to Operations