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Tourism Pledges Expand in Scope, Intention as Industry Reinvents Itself
Tourism Pledges Expand in Scope, Intention as Industry Reinvents Itself

MARKETING AND COMMS - The success of tourism pledges lies with destinations, not travelers; and for any pledge to be effective, it must be used as part of a destination’s wider sustainable tourism strategy, rather than an isolated destination-management intervention.

Ærli Aiming to Put Conscious, Regenerative Spin on Corporate Retreat Industry
Ærli Aiming to Put Conscious, Regenerative Spin on Corporate Retreat Industry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The new Norwegian network of nine properties is on a mission to redefine business travel with experiences that embed and impart the very essence of sustainability and regenerative practices.

New Research Highlights the Importance of Evolving Wildlife Tourism Policies
New Research Highlights the Importance of Evolving Wildlife Tourism Policies

WALKING THE TALK - Recent findings and the popularity of wildlife tourism show that tour operators should have an animal welfare policy in place alongside other social responsibility protocols that should evolve as new information becomes available. Travel companies needing to develop or update such a policy can begin with the tips below.

4VI Creates New Model for Destination Marketing Organizations by Becoming a Social Enterprise
4VI Creates New Model for Destination Marketing Organizations by Becoming a Social Enterprise

WALKING THE TALK - Earlier this year, Tourism Vancouver Island evolved into a social enterprise called 4VI that supports communities, businesses, culture and environment. A social enterprise is a revenue-generating business that identifies a social benefit and directs its revenues toward it; in the tourism industry, this is a completely new way to operate.

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Benefits for Local Communities Shape Offerings for Regionally Focused Travel Companies
Benefits for Local Communities Shape Offerings for Regionally Focused Travel Companies

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Focusing resources beyond popular attractions, and a personal sense of pride and care for a place and its people, creates the conditions for well-supported communities. Because of this, regionally focused travel companies are uniquely situated to ensure tourism creates positive ripple effects where they operate.

KLM Called Out for Misleading Claim That Travelers Can ‘Fly CO2 Zero’
KLM Called Out for Misleading Claim That Travelers Can ‘Fly CO2 Zero’

WALKING THE TALK - A Dutch advertising watchdog has ruled that a recent ad telling the airline’s customers they could fly carbon-emission free is misleading.

Why Restaurants Overusing Their Fry Oil Are ‘Fresh’ Out of Excuses
Why Restaurants Overusing Their Fry Oil Are ‘Fresh’ Out of Excuses

WASTE NOT - Who knew that overused fry oil represented such an untapped health and sustainability market opportunity? FreshFry CEO Jeremiah Chapman breaks it down.

Initiative Offers Guidance to Help Vacation Rental Events Become More Sustainable
Initiative Offers Guidance to Help Vacation Rental Events Become More Sustainable

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The tourism industry is responsible for approximately 8% of global carbon emissions. For every event that commits to more sustainable practices, the VR sector does its part in helping the tourism industry as a whole become more resilient in the face of climate change.

Airline Industry Chips Away at Climate Impacts with Long-Term Sustainability Initiatives
Airline Industry Chips Away at Climate Impacts with Long-Term Sustainability Initiatives

CLEANTECH - Alaska, Delta share progress on meantime-measures, lofty goals ahead of industry net-zero targets.

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Meet Svart: The World’s First Off-Grid, Energy-Positive, Luxury Resort
Meet Svart: The World’s First Off-Grid, Energy-Positive, Luxury Resort

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The futuristic hotel is being built using a ‘360-degree, holistic circular approach.’ With a data-driven approach to next-level ecotourism, Svart’s goals include not only its guests’ relaxation, but education on environmental conservation, and changes in ‘attitude and behavior.’

Seeing Stars: Reconnecting Humanity with a Flick of a Switch
Seeing Stars: Reconnecting Humanity with a Flick of a Switch

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - When the city of Franeker, Netherlands, turned off its lights for a night to reveal the now-rarely seen splendor of the night sky, it was a reminder of our inextricable link to each other and our universe.

Climate Action Plans: How Do We Know If We’re Making Real Progress?
Climate Action Plans: How Do We Know If We’re Making Real Progress?

WALKING THE TALK - In our experience, it’s challenging to proceed from knowing your company’s emissions profile to crafting a climate action plan to reduce it. Successful companies will adopt the right mix of strategies for them — which is where the bigger challenge comes in.

Intrepid Travel Introduces 22 New ‘Impact Initiatives’ for 2022
Intrepid Travel Introduces 22 New ‘Impact Initiatives’ for 2022

THE NEXT ECONOMY - To provide experiences that enrich destination communities and travelers alike, the new initiatives span 16 countries and include activities such as meals at local establishments supporting women, migrants and seniors; and immersive tours preserving Indigenous and ethnic minority legacies.

Citizen Science Engages Travelers, Contributes to Conservation Efforts
Citizen Science Engages Travelers, Contributes to Conservation Efforts

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The natural intersection of citizen science and tourism is obvious: If travelers are already participating in these activities, why not encourage deeper understanding and awareness about the natural world while also advancing scientific research?

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Tourism Carbon Labels Educate Travelers, Motivate Companies to Reduce Emissions
Tourism Carbon Labels Educate Travelers, Motivate Companies to Reduce Emissions

MARKETING AND COMMS - Given the pandemic pause, it’s hard to say whether these labels will sway decision-making for travelers. Regardless, these publicly shared labels hold travel companies accountable for measuring, sharing and continuing to reduce their carbon emissions.

Intuit, Techsoup, Impact Hub Join Goodwings Initiative to Turn 1B Trips Net Zero by 2030
Intuit, Techsoup, Impact Hub Join Goodwings Initiative to Turn 1B Trips Net Zero by 2030

COLLABORATION - The “1 Billion Green Trips” initiative, by B Corp-certified hotel booking platform Goodwings — now backed by Intuit, TechSoup, Impact Hub and six other partners — aims to remove travel-generated carbon emissions at an unprecedented scale.

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.

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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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