Global tourism has no doubt slowed down due to the pandemic. Although global economies have experienced hardships because of it, there has been an increased demand to rethink how the sector can start up once more. Tourists and the tourism industry want to get back on their feet, but there must be changes rather than going back to normal. As the world is slowly opening back up to tourism again and people are getting vaccinated, global tourism is on the precipice of rebooting. After the worldwide shutdown, people and industries, including tourism, realized just how much travel harms the environment. When cars and planes stopped, skies cleared, and the air seemed cleaner. The pandemic has redefined normal, and if there was any good to happen in the tourism industry from COVID-19, it’s how the pandemic could give sustainable travel a boost.
While we’re waiting for the world to open following a horrendous year for travel, let’s keep dreaming and planning. Here Anna Timbrook from Expert World Travel shares her insider knowledge of sustainable travel in Switzerland.
Looptail is really important because I want people to understand our story; where we come from. Our company comes from pure intention. Pure intention has a positive impact in the world using tourism as a vehicle. And I want people to know that.
After writing about whether it was appropriate to promote airlines on an eco travel blog last week, which prompted a great discussion, I discovered Air New Zealand was named the winner in the Global Tourism Business category at the 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
While scanning the available movies and TV shows on a recent Virgin Atlantic flight to India, I found a short film about their sustainability programme. Specifically, they were highlighting a programme to develop sustainable jet fuel.
Comprised of a group of dedicated storytellers who squeeze in six to nine films per hyper-focused trip, interviewing 10 to 14 people a day, the folks at the Green Living Project (GLP) seek to: “educate and inspire individuals and communities to live a more sustainable lifestyle through stories focused on unique and diverseexamples of sustainability from around the world.“
Somewhere between nature and nurture is the sweet spot of the sustainable, earth-friendly vacation. What that means for one traveler or family may differ considerably from someone else’s, but were sure there’s something for everyone on our list of top eco resorts in the world.