COVID-19 has strengthened a recent shift in consumer sentiment, with the pandemic further increasing concerns around environmental damage caused by the tourism sector. Cruise operators could be at risk of losing custom to other holiday/transport types if they do not act fast and place environmental sustainability at the forefront of new developments, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
Boeing (NYSE: BA) is setting an ambitious target to advance the long-term sustainability of commercial aviation, committing that its commercial airplanes are capable and certified to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. Boeing has previously conducted successful test flights replacing petroleum jet fuel with 100% sustainable fuels to address the urgent challenge of climate change.
Boeing [NYSE: BA] last week released the following statement
City leaders in Corfu and Heraklion and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) co-fund destination assessments by the GSTC
The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 26 new signatories, including businesses and organizations from every part of the global tourism value chain. Led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Initiative unites the tourism sector behind a common goal of addressing the root causes of plastic pollution.
United Airlines environmental affairs and sustainability executive shares innovative ideas on addressing climate change
As young people unite across the world on the 25 September, in their first global action during the pandemic, it becomes clear that COVID-19 is not the only obstacle for future profitability for travel operators, says GlobalData.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that proposed new environmental taxes in France will fail to decarbonize the aviation sector and eliminate 150,000 French aviation jobs.
In 2019, Carnival Corporation achieved the remaining targets within its 2020 sustainability goals and established new goals as part of its initial 2030 sustainability goals, including a commitment to reduce the rate of carbon emissions by 40%, which aligns with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements in alignment with the Paris Agreement and in support of the United Nations Agenda 2030.
Preparing for a New Climate Reality, JetBlue Begins Offsetting Emissions for All Domestic Flights and Investing in Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Significantly Reducing its Contribution to the Climate Crisis