Climate change – so long an abstract conversation about a possible future – is actually an urgent crisis meeting about how to navigate the now. Tourism is totally unprepared.
One day a major tourism company will rise to the challenge and announce, not that it is banning straws or riding on elephants, but committing to become “Restorative and Regenerative by design”. I just hope we don’t have to wait too long.
We need a combination of fair pricing, support for more sustainable alternatives, and widespread use of offsetting
Earlier this month, representatives of all sectors of the US snowsports industry sent a letter to the White House – calling for strong climate action in Paris.
That tourism uses a lot of water is hardly news. Daily fresh towels. Infinity swimming pools. Golf courses surrounded by desert. The endless irrigation of hotel grounds to keep them
Where is tourism industry’s voice when it comes to the business response to climate change? Is it positioning itself to lead, follow… or be dragged?
Jeremy Smith speaks to Daniel Elkan, who founded Snowcarbon to make it easier for skiers travelling to the Alps to get there as sustainably as possible.
A new category in World Responsible Tourism Awards recognises Innovation for Carbon Reduction”. There can be no more important task facing the industry – and society at large – today.
What would be the perfect place to travel in 2015? Jeremy Smith dreams of his ideal destination, would it would contain, and wonder where it might be found.
From poaching to climate change, profitability to accessibility, the topics being discussed at WTM 2014 were the most varied yet. Here are my highlights…