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A compendium of sustainable initiatives and tangible outcomes from industry-leaders, designed to inspire action, commitment and bold ideas.
Issue 7: Travel for Good
Rolls-Royce is embracing sustainability with an environmental strategy for aviation, this year launching their zero-emissions single-seater plane into the record books.
Palau has implemented the world’s first eco pledge, ensuring visitors promise not to damage or exploit Palau’s natural resources or culture during their stay for the sake of the next generation.
Much Better Adventures have declared a climate emergency, and founded Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency to encourage their peers to develop and publish emergency action plans.
Over the past few years, industries from fashion to food and drink have elevated their commitment to sustainable production – it won’t be long before consumers demand the same from the travel industry.
Dementia can affect almost all aspects of an individual’s day-to-day life. To raise awareness of one often overlooked barrier, VisitEngland and VisitScotland have created the UK’s first Dementia-Friendly Tourism Guide.
Travlrr is intrinsically carbon friendly, using locally based teams and cutting out the need to fly across the world to capture content.
89% of those who are economically inactive because they are caring for family or the home are women. Women in Travel CIC helps women returning from a ‘career break’ or further challenges back into the workplace.
MSC Cruises – the world's largest privately-owned cruise line – has announced its promise to become the first global carbon neutral cruise line.
The definition of responsible tourism is tourism that ‘creates better places for people to live in and better places to visit’. But how can agents, operators and destinations achieve this?
Recent years have seen more and more organisations seeking to improve their social and environmental footprint. It starts with Just a Drop, as without water as a foundation very little else is possible.
Tourism has long been held up as a force for good, and this can often be true from an economic perspective. However, it is rarer to find examples of tourism as a force for conservation, cultural preservation or social wellbeing.
The cosmetics industry has a responsibility to provide solutions, not add to the problem, and industry leaders need to be at the forefront of the change. Lush want to show that ethical business can still profit.
One of the greatest joys of working in tourism lies in its capacity to celebrate place: rediscovering the stories, reinvigorating the networks, and seeing the local environment through new eyes.
Travel and tourism must be measured economically and environmentally. It must be 2050-proof: low carbon, socially inclusive, and bio-diverse. Only then can a business be considered ‘climate friendly’.
ANA's programme is an original and unique way of supporting social entrepreneurs of the world by providing them with the means to spread change.