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Seven sustainability trends that travel businesses can’t afford to ignore in 2024

Travel trends for 2024

CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY HAVING A REAL IMPACT ON BUSINESS Remember the wildfires in Rhodes last summer or the floods in Germany? The Rhodes fires cost the likes of Tui, easyJet and Jet2holidays tens of millions of pounds. So as global temperatures continue to rise, expect further climate incidents and disruption to operations in coming […]

How to Carbon Label Travel Products

Carbon labelling Travel Products

Carbon labelling travel products not only helps consumers make informed decisions but also helps tour operators minimise the environmental impact of their products and gain a deep understanding of which components in their itineraries produce the most emissions. In the following article, TTG’s Ilaria Grasso Macola explores the growing trend of carbon labelling for tours […]

Can your team confidently promote sustainable travel options?

Sustainable tourism - Singapore

76% of customers are seeking sustainable travel options. How will your next promotion deliver? Over 33,000 travellers were surveyed for Booking.com’s annual Sustainable Travel Report and 76% said they want more sustainable holidays. But, despite good intentions, 44% of travelers don’t know where to find more sustainable options. Its up to us in the travel industry to put […]

Baltic Sea Region Tourism Forum

Baltics Sea Tourism Forum 2023

Date: 3-4th October 2023  Location: Riga, Latvia Patrick Richards, Director & Co-founder of TerraVerde Sustainability was delighted to be asked to take part in this years Baltic Sea Region Tourism Forum. Here’s what he had to say about the event: “It was a privilege to participate on the sustainability panel at last week’s, “Baltic Sea […]

Sustainable Tourism First Steps

Sustainable tourism first steps

We are proud to partner with The Nordic Tourism Collective to provide a practical first-step pathway for destinations and SMEs starting their sustainable tourism journey. Despite significant strides in the advancement of sustainable tourism, especially in the Nordic countries, there remains a considerable amount of work to be done. Embarking on the journey toward sustainability […]

The Travel Industry Awards 2023

TTG Awards

Date: 28 September 2023  Location: London, UK Travel Industry Awards 2023 recognises the brands and individuals who have raised the bar, stood out from their competitors, and strived to work smarter, better and fairer over the past 12 months. TerraVerde directors, Patrick Richards & Marina Bradford were honoured to be asked by the team at TTG […]

When it comes to sustainability, terminology matters.

Airplane Emissions

As the conversation around sustainability grows, especially with the issue now firmly on the government’s agenda, so too does our vocabulary – and while many of the terms sound similar, there is science behind each definition. Too often the wrong terminology is being used, either by accident or design. While using headline-grabbing sustainability terms may be […]

Virtual Master Class – Why and how should travel agencies measure their carbon footprint?

TTG Virtual Master Class

Date: 7th of December 2022  Location: Online Agents hopeful of winning a place in TTG’s Top 50 Travel Agencies 2023 are invited to an exclusive online seminar to help them prepare for questions around sustainability. The half-hour virtual masterclass on 7 December will feature TTG’s sustainability advisor TerraVerde, alongside Deben Travel boss Lee Hunt, who has […]

Demand for sustainable travel continues to rise

Bullet train in Japan - sustainable travel trends

Despite the cost-of-living crisis and other global economic uncertainties Intrepid reported its best global sales day in its 33-year history last November. Whilst, the GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) reports that 53% of North American companies have corporate sustainability programmes that drive how they choose their travel suppliers. It’s clear that the trend for sustainable […]

World Travel Markets

TerraVerde at World Travel Markets

Date: 7th to 9th November 2022  Location: ExCel London It was wonderful to meet so many people from the travel industry at this years World Travel Markets; an exciting event which showcases destinations and travel organisations from around the world. Our team were delighted to see the popularity of the sustainability stage and it’s clear that […]

GSTC 2022 Sustainable Tourism Conference

Global Sustainable Tourism Conference 2022

Date: 12-15 December 2022  Location: Seville, Andalusia, Spain GSTC2022 Sevilla will bring together international and domestic tourism stakeholders involved in the development and promotion of sustainable travel & tourism; including public sector, hotels, tour operators, corporates, OTAs, academia, development agencies, NGOs, consultants, and more. Patrick Richards joined a panel of experts to discuss Data, Stats, […]

TIS Tourism Innovation Summit – Destination 2030

Tourism Innovation Summit

Date: 2nd November Location: FIBES Seville Patrick Richards will be taking to the stage to moderate a discussion at this years summit. The Tourism Innovation Summit is aimed to help tourism and travel industry to face all those short and long-term challenges. Seville will host again three days of disruptive masterclasses where success stories of travel are going […]