Category: Travel and tourism industry

Carnival Cruise Lines Hit With $20 Million Penalty For Environmental Crimes

Read the full story from NPR.

The cruise line giant Carnival Corporation and its Princess subsidiary have agreed to pay a criminal penalty of $20 million for environmental violations such as dumping plastic waste into the ocean. Princess Cruise Lines has already paid $40 million over other deliberate acts of pollution.

Royal Caribbean Agrees to Improve Food Waste Disclosure Amid Pressure

Read the full story from Waste360.

Green Century’s agreement with RCL will result in greater public transparency about the company’s food waste reduction strategies.

Tourism Accounts for 8 Percent of Global CO2 Emissions

Read the full story at e360 Digest.

The global carbon footprint of tourism is almost four times larger than previously thought — accounting for 8 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new analysis of data from 160 countries published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The industry’s biggest emissions contributors are transport, shopping, and food.

 

Certified Sustainable

Read the full story in Hemispheres Magazine.

Aaron Stash fused his personal passion with his career, and now we’re all a little better off.

Murky waters: the hidden environmental impacts of your cruise

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Disney and other cruise holiday operators are trying to clean up their acts and make cruising a greener holiday choice. But why aren’t they being more transparent about it?

TripZero: A lean startup tries to ‘green’ the travel industry

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Carbon emissions are the elephant in the room for the travel and tourism industry but one startup is tackling the issue head on.

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