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Articles tagged “sustainability”

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IDEAS: Foster + Partners Reveal Concept Art for Saudi Arabia’s Expo 2025 Model Village

Foster + Partners has released concept images of its design for the pavilion for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Expo 2025, taking place in Osaka, Japan. Credit: Foster + Partners The pavilion will be located on the Yumeshima waterfront, and has been designed to create a ‘spatial experience that echoes the exploration of Saudi…

Hotels

Dubai Startup Envi Lodges Is on a Global Sustainability Mission

Founded two years ago, Envi Lodges is expecting to open its first property next year and already has hopes to spread all over the globe — if it finds the money.

Dubai Startup Envi Lodges Is on a Global Sustainability Mission

Airlines

U.S. Airlines Brace for Massive Thanksgiving

Today's podcast discusses Thanksgiving travel in the U.S., climate change and tourism marketing, and Vietnam's welcome to Indian tourists.

U.S. Airlines Brace for Massive Thanksgiving

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IDEAS: Marriott International Relaunches ‘Check Out for Children’ Campaign

Marriott International has announced that it is continuing its partnership with UNICEF by relaunching ‘Check Out for Children,’ a program that has been created to give guests the opportunity to make a voluntary donation to the organization during their stay. Credit: Marriott International/Unicef According to a release, guest donations collected as part of the program…

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Climate Change Not a Top Focus for U.S. Tourism Marketers: Report

Only 8% of U.S. tourism boards strongly prioritize addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero. In contrast, 62% of European tourism boards and 29% of Canadian tourism boards have made it a top priority. That’s according to Sojern’s “State of Destination Marketing 2024.” The report is based on a survey of over…

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TUI Teams Up With National Geographic to Expand Small-Group Day Tours

European tour operator TUI's tours and activities division, TUI Musement, has expanded its collaboration with National Geographic Expeditions, launching 40 new NatGeo Day Tours.  Previously only available as part of a cruise itinerary package, travelers can now independently book a mix of one-day and half-day itineraries. According to a partnership update released by TUI, these NatGeo…

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IDEAS: Emirates Launches Sustainable Luggage Collection Crafted Using Upcycled Aircraft Interiors

Emirates has launched a limited edition collection of luggage, bags and accessories created by using upcycled materials from retrofitted aircraft. ‘Aircrafted by Emirates’ consists of a range of made to order suitcases, backpacks, handbags, cardholders, toiletry bags and belts that have been created using old aluminum headrests, leather and seatbelts collected during the retrofit of…

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IDEAS: 1 Hotels Opens Nature-Inspired Hotel in London

1 Hotels has launched its first European property, with 1 Hotels Mayfair now open in London, standing as the brands flagship location in the United Kingdom. Credit: Mikkel Vang According to a release, a commitment to sustainability and biophilic design principles have been the 'driving force' behind the design of the property, with the new…

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IDEAS: Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi Launches Sustainable Art Awareness Project

A new exhibition featuring sustainable art will be opening at the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, thanks to a new collaboration between the hotel, Artbooth Gallery, and a local artist.  Credit: Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island The ‘Sustainable Art Awareness Project’ features the works of Lebanese-born Emirati…

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IDEAS: First Emirates Flights Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel Depart Dubai

Emirates has announced that its first flights operating with sustainable aviation fuel in the Emirates have taken place, with Emirates’ flight EK 412 bound for Sydney departing Dubai International Airport on 24 October.  https://youtu.be/0VU5u6YNEJY?feature=shared 315,000 gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel has been provided to the airline’s hub in Dubai by Shell, and according to…