Sustainable Travel

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Sustainable travel and tourism is based around the concept of making only a positive impact on the destinations we visit. Change-makers around the world are moving sustainable tourism from the niche to the mainstream, and we have our eyes peeled.

Major Cruise Lines Sail for Humanitarian Relief After Hurricane Irma

Three cruise lines that have long been important to the Caribbean’s travel industry say they are helping the broader post-Hurricane Irma relief effort,…

Airbnb Working with Danny Glover to Engage Communities of Color

Bringing Danny Glover onboard is another step Airbnb is taking in a move to repair its relationships with ethnic and racial minorities, who…

Airports in Netherlands to Run 100 Percent on Wind Power

Beginning next year, wind power will supply the electricity needs for all of the major airports in the Netherlands. The power will amount…

3p Weekend: The Business Case for Protecting Elephants

Tomorrow, August 12, is World Elephant Day. As these magnificent creatures endure more threats, from economic development to poaching, tomorrow in part is…

Boeing, NASA Make Like Canada Geese to Save Energy

Boeing Co. and NASA believe they have discovered a way to improve airplanes’ fuel efficiency with a slight biomimicry twist: copy birds’ flight…

Air Travel Could Account for 25% of Global Warming By 2050

A recent United Nations report suggests the global aviation sector could consume as much as one-quarter of the world’s carbon budget by 2050…

Expedia Takes A Stand on “Entertainment” Wildlife Attractions

Expedia has announced that in consultation with various NGOs, many wildlife-related activities will soon no longer be available for bookings on its site.

Vail Resorts Promises an ‘Epic’ Zero-Carbon Footprint by 2030

Vail Resorts, one of the largest mountain resort operators on the planet, announced that it has committed to a "zero net operating footprint"…

Airbnb Host Fined $5K, Sent Back to College After Racist Incident

California's Department of Fair Housing and Employment has fined a former Airbnb host $5,000 after she canceled a reservation largely due to the…

KLM Brings Sustainability and Customer Care to 30,000 Feet

Reducing emissions is only the start of the Dutch air carrier KLM's quest to become a more socially responsible company.

Dreamliner — the Linchpin for KLM’s Emission Reductions Goals

The Dutch air carrier KLM has been investing heavily in the Dreamliner. The long-distance jumbo jet from Boeing is key to the airline's…

UN to Airlines: Do More to Fight Human Trafficking

A United Nations representative recently spoke at the IATA’s most recent international conference to urge the world’s airlines to do more to stop…

Trump’s FAA Privatization Plan Could Reduce GHG Emissions

President Donald Trump's plan to reform the air traffic control system across the U.S. could actually result the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions…

British Discount Airline EasyJet Slashes Emissions, Sets New Carbon Goals

The U.K. discount carrier says its emissions-reduction measures have been so successful that it plans to rewrite its long-term sustainability goals.

Alaska Airlines Launches Parental Leave – for Elite Members

Alaska Airlines has announced that its customers who are on parental leave can extend their elite status until months after they return to…