Patagonia is suing the Trump Administration over its announcement that it will reverse federal protections for public lands such as those within Bears Ears National Monument. Five national monuments will see their size reduced if the White House’s plan comes to fruition.
Fundación Grupo Puntacana claims it serves as a model of how the public and private sectors can allow tourism to thrive while mitigating any environmental and social impacts in local communities.
Thanks to cheaper and more efficient air travel, not to mention the growth of the middle class in emerging economies, more people are traveling abroad than ever before. Yet tourism operates in its own silo – that needs to change if this industry can grow at stratospheric rates while becoming more sustainable.
Airbnb insists that its platform can help more families worldwide build wealth, and during the UNTWO Conference on Jobs and Sustainable Growth in Jamaica, the company announced that it is launching more programs designed to make the tourism sector a more inclusive one.
How can global tourism actually spark sustainable development and inclusive growth? That is the question posed this week at a UNWTO conference focused on jobs, inclusive growth and fostering partnerships in sustainable tourism.
“Spark the Arts,” is a partnership between Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Youth Service America that seeks to unleash the artistic talents of children and teenagers into projects that can have a positive impact on their neighborhoods. 3p watched one program in action in Syracuse, New York.
The NAACP issued a travel advisory warning African-Americans about their “safety and well being” in the event they travel aboard American Airlines after a pattern of discriminatory incidents across the U.S.
Voters in Spain’s most economically successful region, Catalonia, want independence and have even gone to the polls to declare their intentions to secede. Many of capital seat Barcelona’s biggest companies have demonstrated their own version of a referendum: they’re leaving town for more stable commercial landscapes.
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, using their own cruise ships to deliver supplies and evacuate both residents and tourists.
The Florida Attorney General’s office has announced it will be going after those companies that “price gouge” in accordance with the state’s stiff law that is meant to protect consumers during disasters like Hurricane Irma. But some companies are already trying to lead the way with innovations and transportation price reductions, reflecting what one airline spokeperson gauged as a “new dynamic for businesses faced with providing pricey but urgent services.
Bringing Danny Glover onboard is another step Airbnb is taking in a move to repair its relationships with ethnic and racial minorities, who have complained of discrimination in the past. Glover will also work with the company to boost Airbnb’s presence in minority neighborhoods.
Tomorrow, August 12, is World Elephant Day. As these magnificent creatures endure more threats, from economic development to poaching, tomorrow in part is a reminder to do what we can to protect and conserve them and their natural habitat. For many tour operators, that means no more elephant rides.
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced that the five companies will adopt “no-fees” recruitment policies, which advocacy groups claim can reduce problems such as bonded labor, the loss of identification documents such as passports and other labor and human rights violations.
Boeing Co. and NASA believe they have discovered a way to improve airplanes’ fuel efficiency with a slight biomimicry twist: copy birds’ flight formations, such as those taken by Canada geese.