Destinations funding sustainability through tourist taxes

Grappling with the impacts of overtourism pre-pandemic, some destinations are introducing tourist taxes to redistribute profits back into communities and offset costs for the maintenance of public facilities.

ABTA launches new sustainability advice to members

ABTA has launched new guidance to help travel agents incorporate sustainability into their business practices. The guidance was developed in response to feedback from members.

New UNEP manual launched to support businesses improve resource efficiency

Manual to Measuring and Monitoring Resource Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Hotel and Conference Sector is aiming to support tourism businesses to measure and improve the performance of their business in resource efficiency and GHG emissions. 

What is ‘greenwashing’ and how can we avoid it while travelling?

It’s a wonderful thing that so many people are finally talking about travel being a force for good. The challenge now, though, is how do we really know who’s walking the talk?

How a County Clare community inspired sustainable tourism around the world

Made up of 62 tourism enterprises, from cheesemongers to carbon-neutral hotels, the Burren Ecotourism Network works to conserve the area through training, initiatives and a code of sustainable practices. The Network has now been awarded the ‘Green Light’ award for sustainability from Independent.ie.

Slow travel, staycations and city life: How will we travel in 2022?

Team Wanderlust have put together a list of the travel trends they expect to see in 2022, which includes slow and sustainable travel and more journeys by train. They expect that travel will continue to be quieter than it was pre-pandemic, with people continuing to explore attractions close to home.

‘You can make money out of us’: the disabled people demanding more accessible travel and tourism

People with disabilities struggle to have their access needs met – so trying to organise a trip away comes with significant burdens. For Sarah Clifton-Bligh,...

Global Tourism Plastics Initative releases first progress report and welcomes more signatories

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed a further 21 signatories, taking the total number past 110. The new signatories have been announced alongside...

Roundtable: How has the pandemic changed luxury travel?

The pandemic years have had a profound effect on almost every aspect of society. But during this period, other forces — climate change, social...
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