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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Justin Francis, the CEO of Responsible Travel thinks it can: “There is no reason why mainstream tourism cannot be as sustainable as niche tourism – in fact in some ways it could be more so. Densely planned accommodation in resorts can be more efficient in terms of waste, water and energy while limiting the impacts of over-tourism. […]
The Travel Positive initiative by Pura Aventura is a shining example of how travel can be a powerful force for good. Supporting communities overseas by working directly with local guides whilst providing an ambitious carbon mitigation plan: “For every kilometre you travel with us by air, road and sea on our holidays, from your front door and […]
In October 2020 Hotelbeds (the world’s largest B2B bedbank) launched their ‘Green Hotels Programme’. Adding a green filter to their portfolio of properties and enabling over 60,000 travel trade partners to easily identify sustainable options. We forecast that this will be another important factor in accelerating sustainable change in the hotel sector. The transparency it brings is […]
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) manages the “GSTC Criteria”, which are global standards for sustainable travel and tourism; as well as providing international accreditation for sustainable tourism Certification Bodies. Here they outline best practice criteria for a tour operator to become certified.