Articles tagged “sustainable tourism”

Tourism

A Travel Coalition Faces Steep Climb Calling Out Industry on Climate Change

Cutting tourism-related carbon emissions in half is very ambitious, but travel can't go small in combating climate change. However, the fight to cut emissions will face an enormous challenge when airline passenger numbers return to pre-Covid levels.

A Travel Coalition Faces Steep Climb Calling Out Industry on Climate Change

Tourism

Intrepid Travel’s Overtourism Antidote for Europe Focuses on Hyperlocal and Remote

It's a promising approach — partnering with an established, niche conservation group to offer trips focused on uncrowded Mediterranean villages and protected areas. And it might just work as more travelers seek "soulful" experiences away from Europe's tourist crowds.

Intrepid Travel’s Overtourism Antidote for Europe Focuses on Hyperlocal and Remote

Hotels

The Hotel Companies Most Friendly to the Environment: New Skift Research

Carbon reduction is gaining importance for stakeholders, and reporting is getting better amongst the largest hotel companies. Skift Research compares the emissions of six global chains to determine which is best positioned to become carbon neutral over the coming decades, and which are falling behind.

The Hotel Companies Most Friendly to the Environment: New Skift Research

Tourism

Why Tourism Desperately Needs a New Performance Metric Post-Pandemic

After a year that stripped bare the inadequacy of tourism’s success metrics, how will the industry measure “building back better”? Before it answers that question, there needs to be an industrywide reckoning of tourism's root problem.

Why Tourism Desperately Needs a New Performance Metric Post-Pandemic
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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

Hotels

Malaysia’s Genting and Spain’s Melia Are the Only Travel Companies to Top a New Corp Sustainability Ranking

Kudos to the two companies for coming out on top of The Wall Street Journal's ranking. But shame on the rest of the sector. Time to do better.

Malaysia’s Genting and Spain’s Melia Are the Only Travel Companies to Top a New Corp Sustainability Ranking

Online Travel

UN Tourism Agency Keeps Climate Change Front-and-Center With Startup Competition

Once the pandemic is tamed, the travel sector will have to respond to the climate emergency. Startups with expertise in responsible travel need to prepare now for when their moment arrives next year.

UN Tourism Agency Keeps Climate Change Front-and-Center With Startup Competition

Tourism

New Calm Created by Coronavirus Offers Southeast Asia Chance to Redo Sustainable Tourism

If the current crisis has taught us anything, it’s that destinations must put sustainability at the top of the agenda to thrive. Will coronavirus be a turning point for Southeast Asia’s volume-fixated tourism model?

New Calm Created by Coronavirus Offers Southeast Asia Chance to Redo Sustainable Tourism

Tourism

Shangri-La Lost and Found: Can Bhutan Find Its Way Back to Tourism Paradise Again?

Bhutan’s high tourist fee was one key reason the country managed to avoid the pitfalls of mass tourism until recently. It’s high time that the sustainable tourism development fee is uniformly levied for all tourists, regardless of their origins.

Shangri-La Lost and Found: Can Bhutan Find Its Way Back to Tourism Paradise Again?

Luxury

What Luxury Family Travel Looks Like in 2020

The future of luxury family travel is sustainable, eco-friendly adventures. Luxury properties would be wise to think about how they can appeal to this environmentally-conscious set of travelers.

What Luxury Family Travel Looks Like in 2020

Overtourism

Lagoon Island Burano Wants Some of Venice’s 30 Million Tourists

The unsustainable nature of tourism in Venice is a familiar story. What's less talked about, however, is a group of islands in Venice's northern lagoon that would love an opportunity to welcome some of Venice's influx of annual visitors.

Lagoon Island Burano Wants Some of Venice’s 30 Million Tourists

Tourism

Cape Town’s Conundrum: Sharks Gone and Now the Whales Too

This year Cape Town's coast had the fewest whale sightings in a couple of decades. If climate change is to blame, that poses a long-term problem for South African Tourism, the government's official promotion agency.

Cape Town’s Conundrum: Sharks Gone and Now the Whales Too