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 […]
Happy Christmas – What is Santa’s Carbon Footprint?
We have measured all the tangible elements of Santa’s World Tour 2022 to GHG Protocol where catered for. Our calculations include: Divided by 1 billion kids (just the well-behaved ones!) = 5.564 milligrammes CO2e per child* * We always encourage complete transparency but as The Big Guy is notoriously secretive about his operation, we have […]
GSTC 2022 Sustainable Tourism Conference
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, […]
Virtual Master Class – Why and how should travel agencies measure their carbon footprint?
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 […]
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 […]
TIS Tourism Innovation Summit – Destination 2030
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 […]
Hoteliers need to help their guest make better choices
Many hotels encourage guests to reuse linen and towels. Asking customers to place a note on their door, or to hang their towels in a certain place, to indicate that they are happy to reuse them. But wouldn’t it be better if guests had to choose the least sustainable choice instead? Making the default behaviour […]
Hotel & Resort Innovation Expo Sustainability Awards
Date: 19th & 20th of October Location: ExCeL, London Patrick Richards will be joining the judging panel for the Hotel & Resort Innovation Expo sustainability award at Excel. The Hotel & Resort Innovation Expo is the UK’s leading business event dedicated to the hotel sector. Every year the show connects the industry’s most ambitions professionals with the […]
TTG Luxury Travel Summit
Date: 7th October Location: The Biltmore, Mayfair London As Sustainable Advisors to the TTG team, the TerraVerde team are attending the TTG Luxury Travel Summit and will be available to discuss any questions or concerns delegates have about their sustainability strategies. Find out more >
Sustainable Communications – But do you have anything to say?
Recently, whilst attending the ‘Sustainable Communications’ workshop at TTG’s Fairer Travel Sustainability Forum, I was struck by the number of attendees who, when asked admitted that they had yet to adopt any sustainable practices into their own business. This is not the first time we have encountered people focussing on communications before taking real action. Travel […]
TTG Fairer Travel Sustainability Forum
Date: Thursday 7 July Location: PWC, Embankment London Marina Bradford & Patrick Richards take to the stage to discuss Sustainability strategy 101, while Chris Fraser will be running a workshop on Decarbonising your Business Sustainability strategy 101 Reducing your carbon footprint is just one aspect of a comprehensive sustainability strategy. TTG’s sustainability advisers TerraVerde share […]
When it comes to sustainability, terminology matters.
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 […]
We need to talk about cruising.
Did you know that a passenger on a one-week Antarctic cruise, causes as much CO2 to be released as the average European over the course of a year? Or, that the total amount of rubbish produced by a ship carrying 2,700 passengers can exceed a ton a day? And, an overnight stay on the average cruise ship requires 12 […]
8 top tips for making your office environment more sustainable.
As TTG Media’s sustainability adviser, TerraVerde share best practice with TTG’s audience and contribute advice to TTG’s Sustainable Travel Heroes initiative. We were delighted to contribute ideas to Madeleine Barber’s recent article on making your office environment more sustainable, featuring tips on: Appointing a sustainability council Measuring your footprint Evaluating waste management Choosing green suppliers Assessing marketing […]
Zero-emission buses for London.
Transport for London is expanding the number of zero-emission buses across the city, with its latest fleet of all-electric ultra-modern vehicles. The buses have been created to include a number of features designed to make the service more attractive to commuters: · New digital signage, with real-time information including the time to the next stop, disruptions and service […]