Sustainability

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News / Technology
Travel innovation "faceoff" brands unveiled for Business Travel Show
By PhocusWire | September 13, 2021
The companies will present their services in series of head-to-head battles at the in person event, which takes place later this month. Read More
How short-term rental data can help DMOs build back sustainably
Opinion / Online
How short-term rental data can help DMOs build back sustainably
By Alex Gomez - AirDNA | September 8, 2021
With the right tolls and collaborators, DMOs can build for a sustainable future. Read More
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News / Online
American Express GBT, Cvent add corporate responsibility questions to hotel RFP
By Mitra Sorrells | September 6, 2021
The initiative includes 47 questions focused on sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion that are intended to help travel managers evaluate suppliers on these issues. Read More
What do Gen Z travelers want from online travel brands?
News / Online
What do Gen Z travelers want from online travel brands?
By Jill Menze | August 31, 2021
According to new research, Gen Z travelers favor online travel agencies as well as travel brands that echo their values. Read More
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News / Startups
Swvl acquires Shotl, expands shared transport service
By Linda Fox | August 20, 2021
Shared mobility and mass transit provider Swvl has grown its presence to 16 countries through the acquisition of Spain-based Shotl. Read More
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News / Startups
Zipp Mobility raises €1.3M for e-scooter expansion
By Linda Fox | August 17, 2021
Ireland-based Zipp Mobility holds licenses to operate e-scooters in several U.K. locations. Read More
Sounding Off: Travel brands must speak up - or others will assume the worst
Interview / Online
Sounding Off: Travel brands must speak up - or others will assume the worst
By PhocusWire | August 13, 2021
Sustainability must be a priority for every individual, government and business, and for the latter two, efforts around it must be made public. Read More
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News / Startups
HumanForest adds £2.3M in funding for London e-bike launch
By Linda Fox | August 12, 2021
HumanForest has raised £4.5M in total and is backed by Cabify founders. Read More
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News / Online
B2B travel companies lagging on sustainability
By Mitra Sorrells | August 11, 2021
A study by Belvera Partners is based on an analysis of websites from 350 B2B travel companies. Read More
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News / Startups
Airlines continue startup investment despite industry woes
By Linda Fox | August 10, 2021
Corporate appetite for travel startup investment is strong as IAG launches its sixth accelerator and JetBlue doubles down on its commitment to the model. Read More
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News / Technology
Brazil’s Azul makes move into electric air taxis
By Mitra Sorrells | August 6, 2021
Azul and German startup Lilium will build an eVTOL network in Brazil, with Azul operating 220 of the electric aircraft.  Read More
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News / Technology
Bolt rides off with €600M investment round
By Linda Fox | August 3, 2021
Bolt, which calls itself Europe's super app, claims it is valued at more than €4 billion after its most recent Series E funding round. Read More
Sounding Off: Do the right thing on sustainability - from big moves to small
Interview / Technology
Sounding Off: Do the right thing on sustainability - from big moves to small
By PhocusWire | July 30, 2021
If a brand can inspire just one customer (or thousands) to do the right thing when they return home, by the way it behaves on the smaller things, then it's a strategy worth implementing. Read More
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Opinion / Online
Concrete steps toward a more sustainable travel industry
By Melissa Novotny - Sea Going Green | July 29, 2021
Sustainability consultancy Sea Going Green offers tips travel and tourism organizations can use to boost their environmental-friendliness. Read More
The sustainable DMO: Building a future for destinations of all sizes
Opinion / Online
The sustainable DMO: Building a future for destinations of all sizes
By Luca Romozzi & Katy Gallagher - Sojern | July 22, 2021
Technology and data-driven strategies can help destinations of all sizes build sustainable business models. Read More