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New Standards, Certification Program Aim to Embed DEI Into Tourism
New Standards, Certification Program Aim to Embed DEI Into Tourism

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Travel Unity — a nonprofit focused on increasing diversity in travel through individual and community empowerment — has established a set of standards for DEI in travel and tourism, as well as the industry’s first holistic DEI certification program.

River Cruise Giants Make Big Waves, Smaller Impacts with Biodiesel
River Cruise Giants Make Big Waves, Smaller Impacts with Biodiesel

CLEANTECH - For Hornblower, the integration of biodiesel into its latest boats was a natural evolution of its environmental stewardship. The company has led the charge in the industry, in terms of reducing its fleet’s impacts on the environment.

Dried and True: The Food Service World Works to Rein in COVID-Fueled Waste
Dried and True: The Food Service World Works to Rein in COVID-Fueled Waste

WASTE NOT - As COVID-19 continues to change the landscape for food-service establishments, initiatives to mitigate food waste that combine creativity, technology and flavor with good business sense will become a necessity. 

Building Back Better Demands More Thoughtful Tourism
Building Back Better Demands More Thoughtful Tourism

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - COVID-19 has demonstrated that changes must be made in order to support and secure the future of travel. Along with elevated safety protocols, a genuine commitment to sustainability provides a roadmap to a more responsible travel industry.

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Black Travel Alliance Holding Industry Accountable on Its DEI Commitments
Black Travel Alliance Holding Industry Accountable on Its DEI Commitments

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Recognizing the urgent need to hold travel brands and destinations accountable for their lack of diversity in travel marketing and storytelling, the Black Travel Alliance was formed practically overnight to support Black content creators and increase representation in the industry.

Trending: Returnity, Venetian Resort Working to Cut Out COVID Waste
Trending: Returnity, Venetian Resort Working to Cut Out COVID Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Surgical mask upcycling and antimicrobial, reusable packaging solutions are some of the latest initiatives aiming to clean up some of our COVID-fueled, plastic-covered mess.

SDGs Key to (Re)Building Tourism with an Eye Toward the Future
SDGs Key to (Re)Building Tourism with an Eye Toward the Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The travel industry has done a poor job integrating the SDGs into business operations and reporting on them. But the Goals offer guidance on how to develop destinations that can appropriately manage tourism’s footprint and minimize environmental impact while benefiting local communities.

What Role Will Shaming Play in a Post-Pandemic World?
What Role Will Shaming Play in a Post-Pandemic World?

MARKETING AND COMMS - Myriad opportunities exist to create a new “business as usual,” post-pandemic: People won’t need to be shamed into being more thoughtful or responsible if sustainable practices become the default in society and in business.

12 More Brands Using Their Powers for Good During the Pandemic
12 More Brands Using Their Powers for Good During the Pandemic

WALKING THE TALK - As the COVID crisis wears on, we wanted to applaud 10 more of our Sustainable Brands community members that have donated their time, money and products and/or pivoted their business models to get people in need what they need, fast.

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Teach a Man to Fish: Why Some Travel Companies Support Microfinance
Teach a Man to Fish: Why Some Travel Companies Support Microfinance

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - While sustainable tourism offerings are increasing along with traveler interest in giving back to the communities that they visit, most operators support local organizations through donations. But a growing wave are opting for microfinance to create larger, lasting impacts for more people.

With More CEOs at Home with Their Children, Could This Pandemic Be the Catalyst Sustainability Needs?
With More CEOs at Home with Their Children, Could This Pandemic Be the Catalyst Sustainability Needs?

WALKING THE TALK - As CEOs spend time reconnecting with their children at home, investors open laptops at kitchen tables and policymakers have more time than ever to consider our future; is now the time when long-term, sustainable decision-making will finally trump all else?

Trending: Fresh Approaches to Managing Fashion’s Footprint
Trending: Fresh Approaches to Managing Fashion’s Footprint

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - While Burberry delivers another carbon-neutral runway show and works to “inset” its emissions, a new report quantifies the staggering amount of travel emissions generated during a season’s worth of major fashion weeks.

SB Oceans: Can Better Business Save Our Seas?
SB Oceans: Can Better Business Save Our Seas?

COLLABORATION - Over the course of three action-packed days, the inaugural Sustainable Brands Oceans (14-16 Nov) in Porto, Portugal convened a stellar lineup of business leaders laser-focused on saving the ocean while there’s still time. Here’s what we learned from some of the practitioners and storytellers …

Scandinavia, Australia Dominate 2019 Global Destination Sustainability Index
Scandinavia, Australia Dominate 2019 Global Destination Sustainability Index

LEADERSHIP - The GDS-Index has released its 2019 sustainability ranking of 50 global business tourism and events destinations. Increasingly, the Index is being used on a political level to allow local governments to evaluate their progress in sustainability.

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A Cleaner, ‘Greener’ World: Hilton Expands Soap Recycling for Global Handwashing Day
A Cleaner, ‘Greener’ World: Hilton Expands Soap Recycling for Global Handwashing Day

WASTE NOT - Hilton properties have collectively recycled four million pounds of soap, resulting in 11 million soap bars being distributed to communities in need in 127 countries. Starting today, soap recycling is now a brand standard across over 5,300 Hilton properties.

Trending: Google, Prince Harry Aiming to Help People, Industry Decarbonize Travel
Trending: Google, Prince Harry Aiming to Help People, Industry Decarbonize Travel

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Google’s new ‘green’ Maps feature highlights users’ lowest-carbon transport options; while new Travalyst initiative aims to protect destinations by encouraging sustainable practices across the travel industry.

The Challenge to Fly Sustainably
The Challenge to Fly Sustainably

CLEANTECH - A broad set of stakeholders is focusing attention on the climate change impact of air travel. In the face of regulatory uncertainty, businesses will benefit from modifying their behaviors and leading the way.

KLM Issues Global Call to Industry, Travelers to 'Fly Responsibly'
KLM Issues Global Call to Industry, Travelers to 'Fly Responsibly'

COLLABORATION - Just ahead of its 100th birthday, the Dutch airline calls on global aviation industry, individual travelers to join forces for sustainable air travel — or take the train, instead.

Hotel-Beverage Giant Project Makes Machu Picchu Pueblo First Zero-Waste City in Latin America
Hotel-Beverage Giant Project Makes Machu Picchu Pueblo First Zero-Waste City in Latin America

WASTE NOT - Having recently highlighted the importance and impacts of healthy ecosystems on tourism, as well as the role travel companies and their customers must play in preserving our global destinations, we love this story about two companies doing just that in Peru.

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Inspiring Travelers to Help Preserve Beloved Destinations — While We Still Can
Inspiring Travelers to Help Preserve Beloved Destinations — While We Still Can

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Travel and tourism can bring us a billion opportunities to make the world a better and more sustainable place — or a billion disasters, if we do not manage it properly.

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