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Fighting the Airbnb effect
Airbnb is a popular platform that allows people to rent out their spaces and tourists to find affordable and diverse accommodations. As the popularity of Airbnb grows so does the infamous Airbnb effect. As a response, new organizations are being created that want to offer a similar service with a positive impact on local communities. […]
On the road to gender equality in tourism
Gender inequality is a fact, and everybody knows it. In some sectors, the gaps between men and women are blatantly and clearly visible, in others equity is subtly masked. Much has been discussed about women’s rights in the labour market, we are finally starting to realize how important it is to debate about issues that are already extremely rooted in our society and work on solving them. […]
The injustice of climate change
We know that humans contribute enormously to climate change. However, some people have a more relevant impact than others, according to a recent study. […]
Is COP26 the solution to global warming?
Friday, 12 November 2021, was the last day of Cop26. The first week of COP26 ended with some optimism as the International Energy Agency said limiting warming to 1.8C was possible if countries lived up to their long-term net-zero commitments. However, during the second week, a different image emerged with the assessment of the Climate Action Tracker of the current situation. […]
Weekly roundup, what you need to know about this weeks’ international events
In the last seven days, there have been many relevant events taking place. Starting with G20 last Saturday, moving on to the opening of COP26 and the Minsters’ Summit during the World Travel Market in London. These events have seen government representatives gather to discuss sustainable and inclusive development, and the future of tourism was part of the discussion. […]
What you need to know about COP26
The Conference of the Parties, or COP, is the name of the global climate summit organized yearly by the UN. This year the twenty-sixth COP will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, from 31 October to 12 November. This is an occasion for world leaders, negotiators and government representatives to come together and focus on discussing climate change. […]
Train or plane, are we willing to change the way we travel?
We all have a bucket list of places we want to visit but are we willing to make the most sustainable choice when it comes to the mode of transport to get there? […]
A look into Expo 2020 Dubai's sustainability efforts
World Expos are mega-events that take place every five years in a new location and last up to 6 months. They bring together nations from all over the world to discuss and promote solutions to the pressing challenges of our time. Expo Dubai 2020 is the first World Expo in the Middle East, and its overarching theme is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, while the sub-themes are Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability. Beyond selecting sustainability as a sub-theme, Expo 2020 Dubai has declared their aspiration to make this one of the most sustainable World Expos ever and we’ll have a look into what they delivered. […]
Could carbon-removal tech make travel more sustainable?
As the biggest technology capturing carbon from air is being inaugurated in Iceland, let’s see if carbon-removal tech can make travel more sustainable.
We have now been hearing about carbon offsetting to compensate for travel emissions for a while but this solution is controversial. […]
How was it like to travel in Europe in Summer 2021?
Summer 2021 was a summer much expected with high hopes to be able to travel again almost as before the Covid crisis. Between the happiness of travelling again, visiting friends and family, and discovering new places and the worries and concerns regarding restrictions and uncertainty, let’s see how it was like to travel in Europe this summer. […]
Why some European cities want to keep the tourists away
The drop in the number of visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic has been a hard blow for the economy in most destinations. However, some cities such as Amsterdam, Prague, Barcelona or Florence were already suffering from over tourism before the pandemic. The crisis has finally been a way to naturally limit the number of tourists, even though in a more drastic manner. […]
Emergency in climate regulation : Scientists worried about a possible near collapse of the Gulf Stream
One of the main temperature regulators for North America, Western Europe and Northwestern Africa, the Gulf Stream, is in serious danger of collapse. This phenomenon would be irreversible and according to scientists, we cannot allow it to happen. […]
The human cost as Covid wipes out tourism
One out of ten jobs worldwide is related to tourism.. Quarantines, travel restrictions and fear of the virus have put a brake on tourism around the world, leading to dramatic consequences for workers making a living from their activities for tourists. […]
What does the IPCC report mean for travel ?
Have you followed the news this past month? Then you should have encountered more than once coverage about a certain report on the climate emergency written by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). But are you really aware of what it implies? Here are some of the highlights and what it means for tourism and travel. […]