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 […]
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40% of online green claims are potentially misleading
According to UK regulators 40% of online green claims are potentially misleading. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has introduced the new green claims code, to help companies avoid greenwashing. The code features six overarching principles that all environmental claims must adhere to: · Be truthful and accurate.· Be clear and unambiguous.· Not omit or hide important relevant […]
A Net-Zero Roadmap for Travel & Tourism.
It’s been another big week for global climate action with promising headlines on political collaborations from COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference. For travel & tourism the headline grabbing news is the release of the World Travel & Tourism Council‘s Target Framework for the Travel & Tourism sector. The roadmap covers a lot of ground and will […]
Isn’t there a greener and fairer way to travel in the UK?
Just one day after receiving advice from the Climate Change Committee (CCC) to “take further action to discourage people from flying”; The government announced changes to Air Passenger Duty (APD) which could result in approximately 410,000 more short-haul UK passenger journeys a year (according to a forecast by The Office for Budget responsibility). Instead, couldn’t there […]
Sustainable high-speed flight. Boom!
Concorde was technologically ahead of its time, but sadly proved economically unviable and environmentally unsustainable. Building on Concorde’s legacy BOOM has developed a Net-Zero supersonic plane. United Airlines is the first US airline to sign a purchase order for 15 of Boom’s ‘Overture’ airliners, which will run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel. From 2029 passengers can expect to travel […]
Google takes steps to make travel greener
Google processes approximately 5.6 billion searches per day, this epic volume of search data provides sharp insights into customer behaviour and trends. When Google adds a new feature you can be sure it’s in response to rising consumer interest. Two recently announced features have captured the attention of the travel industry. It’s now possible to see […]
The Spanish government is being held to account for the ecological damage.
The Spanish government is being held to account for the ecological damage of Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon, Mar Menor. Earlier this week ClientEarth announced that it was submitting a formal complaint to the European Commission, as Spain’s failure to safeguard this protected site, breaches EU and national laws. Soledad Gallego Clientearth’s wildlife and habitats lawyer said: “Continuing […]
Lumo – new budget intercity rail service to rival airlines.
“Travelling in the UK should not cost a fortune and it certainly shouldn’t be the planet that pays” Said Helen Wylde, managing director at Lumo as they announced their new budget intercity rail service. The company hopes to carry more than one million passengers a year between London and Edinburgh and claims its Hitachi AT300 electric trains, will […]
New cabin crew and pilot uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles.
easyJet is rolling out a new uniform for its cabin crew and pilots made from approximately 45 recycled plastic bottles each. It is estimated that the new uniform will save around half a million plastic bottles going to waste each year. The innovative high-tech material was developed using renewable energy sources and has a 75% lower carbon footprint […]
From Steel to SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel)
South Wales has long been synonymous with the steel industry. But now the waste gases from steel mills are giving rise to a new industry. LanzaTech plans to build what it claims will be the ‘world’s first commercial-scale alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) production facility’. The site in South Wales is expected to produce approximately 100 million litres of ATJ synthetic […]
Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report 2021
Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report 2021 reveals the growing importance that both accommodation provides & travellers are placing on sustainability. 82% of Booking.com’s accommodation partners view sustainability in the hospitality industry as important, mirroring the 83% of travellers who believe sustainable travel is a vital issue. Yet, it’s clear that more needs to be done to help […]
Don’t get caught out greenwashing!
With sustainability’s inexorable rise, companies have been quick to react and make the most of marketing their green credentials, with reassuring green packaging and worthy words. But, beware “Green Guardians” are equally quick to “call out” those whose claims are not authentic or who use deceptive terms. Among the most passionate and effective are Client […]