Many people go on holiday with a twinkle in their eye. Either for somebody they already love, or somebody they haven’t yet met, but definitely want to love. Either way, there’s an issue – sustainability. The eco-savvy traveller will be prepared for this and will have packed suitable accessories for almost any romantic occasion.
When two friends started sailing in the Mediterranean in 2012, they were convinced the catamaran they were using could be converted to 100% solar (and of course wind) power. The end result has become a thriving operation offering totally carbon neutral sustainable holidays and yachts.
Billing itself as Community Powered Tourism, a startup called FairBnB is aiming to bring a change to the way short term, internet-based rentals are offered in cities and tourist destinations worldwide. Into a way that benefits the community as well as the landlords.
News from the aviation world has not been encouraging of late. Increased overall emissions, worries about safety and peripheral noise – but some airlines are making sustainable, safe operation part of their marketing pitches.
The Banyan Tree Group has taken the bold but necessary step of addressing plastic menace and pollution by first saying no to single-use plastic, then thinking of ways to overcome common operational habits. Mallika Naguran reports.
Hospitality’s wellness turns used bed linens to pajamas, helping children sleep and feel better. Mallika Naguran reports.
Airports and airlines are working to cut emissions and operate as sustainably as possible. Progress is slow, but corportaions are starting to make progress.
Increased interest in sustainable tourism has seen increasing numbers of major companies and organisations buying into the startup culture – with big money grants to innovative operators
Bangkok, 27 July 2017 – Winners of the 2017 PATA Grand and Gold Awards of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). These awards, supported by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), recognise the achievements of 28 separate organisations and individuals in sustainable tourism, heritage, culture, environmental management.