Articles tagged “sustainability”

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Event Planners Move Toward Green Ways: Eventbrite Report

Event Planners Move Toward Green Ways: Eventbrite Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Small things can make a big difference when it comes to event sustainability. The structural problems with wasteful venues and food sourcing, though, still need to be dealt with.

4 months ago

How Event Planners Are Finally Embracing Green Practices: New Report

How Event Planners Are Finally Embracing Green Practices: New Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Planners are taking simple steps to address sustainability at their events, with a specific focus on reducing waste. How effective they can be in transforming their events, though, is another question altogether.

4 months ago

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Can Luxury Hospitality Play a Key Role in Land Conservation?

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Outside of Africa where poaching, forestry, and resource exploitation can also threaten wildlife habitats, luxury hospitality leaders are playing a role in protecting land and creating opportunities around conservation.

4 months ago

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Blasts Failure to Reform Europe’s Airspace

IAG CEO Willie Walsh Blasts Failure to Reform Europe’s Airspace

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Reforming Europe's fragmented air traffic management systems would help improve the environmental performance of aircraft. But it won't change the fact that they spew out millions of tons of carbon dioxide every year.

4 months ago

How Certifying a Hotel’s Wellness Bonafides Could Shake Up the Industry

How Certifying a Hotel’s Wellness Bonafides Could Shake Up the Industry

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Right now, a hotel can offer guests lemon water at check-in and call itself a wellness property. A new wellness certification might raise the bar for that distinction and help legitimize the industry.

4 months ago

A New Normal Emerges for Tourism Promotion in the Age of Climate Change

A New Normal Emerges for Tourism Promotion in the Age of Climate Change

Rosie Spinks, Skift

As extreme weather events disrupting tourism become more and more common, the way destinations respond feels less and less appropriate. A new normal is emerging — and it's going to be tough.

4 months ago

Carbon Footprint Impact Extends Way Beyond Flights Across All of a Vacation: New Study

Carbon Footprint Impact Extends Way Beyond Flights Across All of a Vacation: New Study

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's a very small sample size at a very small travel company, but this study points to a possible way forward for the travel industry. If consumers can get a better idea of the environmental impact of their vacations, they can then make more informed decisions.

4 months ago

Carnival Corp. Is Halfway Through Its Environmental Probation With Much Work to Do

Carnival Corp. Is Halfway Through Its Environmental Probation With Much Work to Do

Curt Anderson, Associated Press

The top executives from the world's largest cruise company reported on their environmental progress in front of a unimpressed federal judge yet again this week. Changing the culture of a huge company takes time, but the optics of Carnival's slow progress are not good.

5 months ago

Carnival Corp. Closes Out a Tough Year as It Works to Burnish Its Green Image

Carnival Corp. Closes Out a Tough Year as It Works to Burnish Its Green Image

Rosie Spinks, Skift

This year was a tough one for the world's largest cruise company, and Carnival executives will likely be happy to see it end. But in 2020 many of the same challenges remain, particularly in regards to sustainability.

5 months ago

Is Flight Shaming to Blame for Falling Domestic Air Travel in Germany?

Is Flight Shaming to Blame for Falling Domestic Air Travel in Germany?

William Wilkes and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

With flight shaming, it's pretty difficult to show causation when it comes to falling passenger numbers. But there's no denying the fact that it has become a part of the public discourse in much of northern Europe.

5 months ago

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New Report: 10 Business Travel Trends for 2020

New Report: 10 Business Travel Trends for 2020

TripActions + Skift

What’s in store for the business travel sector in 2020? Our newest trend report, created in partnership with corporate travel management leader TripActions, offers a prediction on the 10 trends that will have the biggest impact on business travel in the year ahead.

5 months ago

Airline Group Admits Failure in Communicating Environmental Progress

Airline Group Admits Failure in Communicating Environmental Progress

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press

Sigh. The point is being missed. The airline industry doesn't have a publicity problem, it has a carbon problem. The fact is offsets and greater efficiency won't solve things in the time we have.

5 months ago