Sustainability


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Hopper to pay for carbon offsets for all bookings, challenges top travel CEOs to follow suit
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2020
Hopper Trees is a new initiative that covers the cost of carbon offsets for all flights and hotels booked in the Hopper app. Read More
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Consumers plan to fly less as climate change concerns hit home
By Linda Fox | January 21, 2020
Research from the European Investment Bank reveals consumers plan to reduce their flying. Read More
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TripActions moves deeper into Europe with investment from Lufthansa Group
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2020
TripActions will actively pursue clients in Europe with the help of Lufthansa Group. Read More
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Travel and tourism organizations push for action on climate emergency
Travel and tourism organizations push for action on climate emergency
By Linda Fox | January 15, 2020
Travel companies and organizations have joined forces to take steps to reduce carbon emissions, while a report assesses the total impact of a holiday from transport to food. Read More
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Offsetting carbon emissions is soaring in air travel - but is it effective?
By Steven Lerner | January 15, 2020
As the movement to reduce carbon emissions through offsetting has grown, so, too, have questions about the efficacy of the endeavor. Read More
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Amid sustainability concerns, cruise industry urged to wake up
Amid sustainability concerns, cruise industry urged to wake up
By Yeoh Siew Hoon - WIT  | January 15, 2020
Just as the word “sustainability” has taken the aviation world by storm, with flight shaming impacting air travel, cruise companies are also bracing themselves for potential backlash against their... Read More
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Are you ready to create and manage a green travel policy?
By Johnny Thorsen - Amex Digital Labs  | January 13, 2020
Simplified offset processes, "carbon consciousness" as a characteristic of loyalty and buying decisions based on emission output may become some of the hallmark's of a green travel program. Read More
Opinion | Online
Sounding Off: Regulate for sustainability as we do for safety and security
Sounding Off: Regulate for sustainability as we do for safety and security
By PhocusWire | January 10, 2020
We are now at the point where leaders in every corner of the sector need to collectively think about the future of their businesses - and their ability to serve customers and maintain the fabric of the... Read More
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Where does social media and sustainability collide?
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | January 10, 2020
At the VidCon Asia Summit, Jeremy Jauncey, CEO and founder of Beautiful Destinations, spoke about the pressure tourism organizations are under to embrace digital, the role of social media content... Read More
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VIDEO: Standards, sustainability and big tech investments in tours and activities
VIDEO: Standards, sustainability and big tech investments in tours and activities
By Kevin May | January 9, 2020
Joining us for a panel discussion in the PhocusWire Studio were Luuc Elzinga, CEO at Tiqets, and Alex Kremer, co-founder at Arival. Read More
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Travel tech pros put sustainability behind economy as key challenges for 2020
By Linda Fox | January 9, 2020
A Travel Technology Europe survey highlights economic uncertainty as the greatest challenge facing the industry - but sustainability and climate change follow close behind. Read More
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VIDEO: Delta's plan to trial personalized passenger information screens in airports
By Linda Fox | January 8, 2020
During a keynote at CES this week, Delta CEO Ed Bastian highlights some of the tech initiatives the carrier is developing. Read More
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Yes, sustainable tourism is within reach
Yes, sustainable tourism is within reach
By Felipe Calderon Hinojosa  | January 8, 2020
A better world is the hot destination of a more sustainable tourism industry. Read More
Opinion | Online
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In The Big Chair - Justin Francis of Responsible Travel
By Linda Fox | January 7, 2020
The online travel agency was one of the first to offer carbon offsetting in 2002, just a year after co-founder Justin Francis created the brand with Harold Goodwin. Read More
Interview | Online
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Inside the travel startup accelerator building sustainability tech for Asia Pacific
By Mitra Sorrells | January 6, 2020
Travel Lab Asia is an initiative of ADB Ventures, PATA and Plug and Play to spur clean technology innovation in the hospitality sector in Asia Pacific. Read More
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