Sustainable Travel News & Views

News and Views

Sustainability can be a daunting subject! So much chatter and so many opinions. At TerraVerde we are keenly aware of this and aim to empower our readers by sharing some of the most insightful and relevant news and views.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sustainable Communications – But do you have anything to say?

Sustainable Communications

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 […]

8 top tips for making your office environment more sustainable.

make 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.

Zero-emission buses 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 […]

Why we all need a workcation

Workation - sustainable long haul travel

Tourism is a powerful tool for distributing wealth and the impact of the pandemic on many popular destinations proves this. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, in 2019 tourism sustained approximately 8 million jobs (21% of total employment) in Thailand, after two desperate years foreign travellers are slowly returning. The pandemic changed many peoples […]

Who is top of The Premier League Sustainability Table?

Who is top of the premiere legeaue sustainability table?

For the third year running, Sport Positive (which supports sports organisations to increase ambition and action on climate change) has released the Premier League Sustainability Table.  Clubs are awarded points based on the following categories: Policy and commitment Clean energy Energy efficiency  Sustainable transport Single-use plastic reduction or removal Waste management Water efficiency Plant-based or low-carbon food Biodiversity […]