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How the Tourism Industry Can Help Fight the Plastic Pandemic
How the Tourism Industry Can Help Fight the Plastic Pandemic

WASTE NOT - When COVID hit in 2020, tourism frantically tried to carry on, with hygiene at the crux — often by wrapping everything in plastic. As travel struggles to regain its footing, responsibility and sustainability must once again be given priority to futureproof the industry.

First-of-Its-Kind Methodology Provides Standard for Measuring Food Waste Across Hotel Chains
First-of-Its-Kind Methodology Provides Standard for Measuring Food Waste Across Hotel Chains

NEW METRICS - Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG Hotels & Resorts, and Marriott International collaborated with WWF and Greenview on the industry-wide waste-measurement methodology.

‘Back to Life’ Program Seeds Regenerative Tourism Framework in New Zealand
‘Back to Life’ Program Seeds Regenerative Tourism Framework in New Zealand

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Taking advantage of the forced pandemic pause and building off the momentum of a less extractive tourism model already taking shape in the country’s Bay of Plenty, the online program provided a foundation for shaping thriving host communities rooted in local context and culture.

Why Shirakawa Village Is Considered One of the World’s ‘Top 100 Sustainable Destinations’
Why Shirakawa Village Is Considered One of the World’s ‘Top 100 Sustainable Destinations’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Japan’s idyllic Shirakawa Village has worked to mitigate overtourism and preserve the integrity of the local traditions and landscape by limiting visitors to those who respect the town’s heritage and embrace the spirit of mutual assistance that drives the local culture.

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Intrepid Travel Launches Global Vaccine Equity Campaign
Intrepid Travel Launches Global Vaccine Equity Campaign

WALKING THE TALK - The world’s largest adventure travel company and certified B Corp is advocating for the safe return of international travel and improved access to COVID-19 vaccinations in low-income countries around the world.

Too Good to Go Releases First Impact Report, Commits to Climate Positivity
Too Good to Go Releases First Impact Report, Commits to Climate Positivity

WASTE NOT - The world’s leading anti-food-waste app releases first Impact Report and commits to going beyond its carbon-neutral achievement to continue to fight climate change.

Flight-Shaming Movement Evolves Into Flight-Free Travel Trend
Flight-Shaming Movement Evolves Into Flight-Free Travel Trend

THE NEXT ECONOMY - It may have taken COVID-19 to put a hard and fast stop on flight travel; but during the pandemic pause, a more mindful approach to tourism has taken shape — as seen in a growing wave of flight-free offerings, specifically intended to keep people out of the sky.

MGM’s Mega Solar Array Now Powering 13 LV Strip Resorts
MGM’s Mega Solar Array Now Powering 13 LV Strip Resorts

CLEANTECH - The new mega solar array is the hospitality industry's largest directly sourced renewable electricity project worldwide. MGM Resorts aims to source 100% renewable electricity in US and 80% globally by 2030.

How Brands Can Help Reshape Post-COVID Public Life to Maximize People, Planet Health
How Brands Can Help Reshape Post-COVID Public Life to Maximize People, Planet Health

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In a recent webinar, representatives from PepsiCo, Vail Resorts and William & Mary shared lessons learned from preparing for our 'next normal.'

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As Travel Resumes, So Does Focus on Decarbonization of Aviation
As Travel Resumes, So Does Focus on Decarbonization of Aviation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - After a lengthy pause, tourism stands on the precipice of restarting again. But even as many travelers prepare to take to the open skies, aviation continues to grapple with its oversized carbon footprint compared with the rest of the industry.

Intrepid Travel Offers 40+ Decarbonized Tours Amid Tourism’s Recovery
Intrepid Travel Offers 40+ Decarbonized Tours Amid Tourism’s Recovery

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The world’s largest B Corp travel company has introduced 42 new, low-carbon alternative tours. The move is part of a wider decarbonization plan that includes removing all flights under 90 minutes from the top 50 trips, where possible, by the end of 2022.

Two Good, Marcus Samuelsson, Full Harvest Team Up to Fight Food Waste
Two Good, Marcus Samuelsson, Full Harvest Team Up to Fight Food Waste

WASTE NOT - The partnership between the yogurt brand, the celebrity chef and the food-rescue marketplace aims to inspire restaurants across the US to fight food waste by using rescued produce on their menus.

New Rewilding Europe Partnership Offers Regenerative Model for Travel Industry
New Rewilding Europe Partnership Offers Regenerative Model for Travel Industry

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new collaboration with Exodus Travels opens opportunities for tour operators and travelers to help regenerate biodiversity at degraded destinations — and a thoughtful model with which to reopen global travel.

From Coal Mine to Clean Energy: How One Company Can Make a Difference
From Coal Mine to Clean Energy: How One Company Can Make a Difference

CLEANTECH - Talking about climate change didn’t resonate with the Koch team. But when we talked about capturing and monetizing wasted resources, their ears perked up. We’ve been transparent with the economics of this project, so that others may imitate it — which would give us all a chance to help avert climate disaster.

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Destinations Limit Visitors, Define Ideal Travelers to Mitigate Overtourism
Destinations Limit Visitors, Define Ideal Travelers to Mitigate Overtourism

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Popular destinations are increasingly prioritizing quality over quantity, dispersing travelers across larger geographic areas, and clearly defining the kind of travelers they want to attract. By addressing overtourism in this way, they also place locals’ wellbeing at the forefront.

With Tomorrow's Air, Travelers Can Help Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere
With Tomorrow's Air, Travelers Can Help Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The world’s first carbon-removal collective for the travel industry offers climate-clever travelers and small businesses the ability to contribute directly to carbon removal and storage.

Aiming to Spark a Ripple Effect of Action, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency
Aiming to Spark a Ripple Effect of Action, Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Despite the fact that COVID-19 essentially grounded international travel for the better part of 2020, the tourism industry’s collective decision to address the climate emergency has gained exponential momentum over the last few months.

COVID, Customers Lead MGM to Open First Smoke-Free Las Vegas Strip Resort
COVID, Customers Lead MGM to Open First Smoke-Free Las Vegas Strip Resort

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The implications of Park MGM’s move to go smoke-free within the COVID-19 pandemic are important to consider. Perhaps COVID is the nudge the industry needs to prioritize people’s health and eliminate smoking on casino floors.

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.

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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.

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