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Are These The Top 10 Most Eco-Friendly Tourist Attractions?

5 Mins Read Every space and place has its impact on the planet, and tourist destinations, the places which are visited by millions of people everyday for their appeal and beauty, have their fair share of positive and negative outcomes on our environment.  A report from The World Count reveals that 5% of total greenhouse gas emissions are […]

Emission Inequality: World’s Top 1% Frequent-Flying Elites Responsible For Half Of Global Aviation Emissions

4 Mins Read Frequent-flying elites representing only 1% of the global population are accountable for half of the aviation industry’s carbon emissions in 2018, a new study reveals. The paper is the most comprehensive look into the impact of frequent flyers to date and spotlights the enormous impact the world’s richest individuals are having on fuelling the climate […]

Airbus Designs New Planes To Make Zero-Emission Flights Take Off By 2035

3 Mins Read European aircraft maker Airbus has revealed three new concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial planes, which the company believes can be rolled out within the next 15 years. Each design explores different technologies and configurations, but all rely on hydrogen as its primary source of clean aviation fuel, bringing the notoriously carbon-intensive industry a […]

Corona Beer Launches ‘Paradise Advisor’ To Support Colombian Eco Tourism Amid Pandemic

2 Mins Read Beer brand Corona has recently introduced Paradise Advisor in Colombia, a new platform showcasing eco-friendly accommodation across the country to encourage local sustainable travel. Running on a similar business model as online vacation rental marketplace Airbnb, Paradise Advisor shows users the different sustainable aspects of participating Colombian hotels in a bid to revive the hard-hit […]

Qatar Airways Now Serving 100% Vegan Range Of Gourmet Dishes On Flights

3 Mins Read Qatar Airways, the flag carrier airline of Qatar, has just launched its first-ever entirely vegan range of gourmet dishes on its flights as demand for plant-based options grows. The new range will be offered to premium customers on selected flights, while other passengers on all flights can still pre-order special vegan meals ahead of their […]

Ovolo Hotels: First Hospitality Group To Go 100% Vegetarian For A Year

3 Mins Read Ovolo Hotels has just announced that it is going to go completely vegetarian across all its restaurants, bars and room service for a whole year, making it the first hotel group to do so. The pledge is part of the company’s wider sustainability commitment to focus on plant-based cuisine in order to reduce its carbon […]

Up In The Air: Cathay Pacific & Prenetics Trial Digital Health Passport

2 Mins Read Hong Kong’s flagship airline Cathay Pacific and health tech startup Prenetics have announced plans to trial a digital health passport on selected flights. The test will see passengers use the digital health passport to show their negative Covid-19 tests on a mobile app before boarding, in a move that some say will become the new […]

‘My Octopus Teacher’ Is The Nature Film You Need To Watch Right Now

4 Mins Read My Octopus Teacher is a nature documentary unlike any I have ever watched. It follows Craig Foster, an experienced diver and filmmaker, on his yearlong journey of friendship with, of all things, a wild cephalopod. I had few expectations going in, not having read anything about it or its makers, but the film took my […]

Craig Leeson Of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ On His New Film ‘The Last Glaciers’: “We Don’t Have Long To Turn This Around”

14 Mins Read Craig Leeson is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and television presenter best known for the acclaimed 2016 documentary A Plastic Ocean. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Leeson, who shared his journey from writing to radio, broadcasting and filmmaking and shedding light on some of the world’s most pressing issues through an adventure lens. […]

Ocean Rebellion Campaigners Launch Protest Against Luxury Cruise Liner

3 Mins Read Climate resistance group Ocean Rebellion, an ally of Extinction Rebellion, has launched a protest projecting messages onto the hull of a luxury cruise vessel in Falmouth, Cornwall in the United Kingdom. The protest aims to raise awareness and highlight the environmental devastation caused by the cruise industry.  Described as the “sea-faring sister” of climate action […]

Post Covid-19 Travel: Hong Kong-based Unicorn Klook Launches Home, A Portal For Virtual Workshops, Tours & Classes

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based travel booking platform and app Klook has recently launched “Klook Home”, consisting of new home-based experiences. Users on Klook Home can book online workshops, virtual tours and cooking classes as the company adapts to the new travel-free reality in the age of coronavirus.  Repositioning itself in the coronavirus-stricken travel sector, Klook has launched […]

My LHR To HKG Diary: Here’s What Traveling Could Look Like Post Covid-19

3 Mins Read It is undeniable that the coronavirus pandemic has decimated the global travel industry. By April, coronavirus travel restrictions on international arrivals were in place for over 90% of the world’s population of more than 7 billion people. Although lockdowns are beginning to ease in many countries, the disruption to air travel, say experts, will likely […]

“The Onsen Experience”: New Travel Guide Book Into Japan’s Eco-Friendly Onsens For Your Next Sustainable Trip

3 Mins Read In a new wellness-focused travel guide, author and avid traveler Iris Law with local publisher Man Mo Media takes readers on a journey into Japan’s most beautiful and eco-friendly onsen ryokan accommodations. Titled The Onsen Experience: A Guide to Japan’s Hot Spring Sanctuaries, the 160-page book unlocks the history, culture and design behind Japan’s tradition-rich […]

Hong Kong Eco Scuba Startup ZuBlu Secures US$1 Million Seed Funding

3 Mins Read ZuBlu, a Hong Kong-based sustainable scuba diving tourism startup, has just announced that it has attracted US$1 million in a seed funding round, with investors optimistic that there will be a surge in green tourism and conservation once coronavirus lockdowns ease. The funding round was led by regional early stage venture capital firm Wavemaker Partners, […]

Green Queen Travels: Where To Eat The Best Vegan Food In Phuket

4 Mins Read Phuket, the largest island in Thailand, is home to not only some of the greatest views and beaches the country has to offer, it also boasts an impressive array of plant-based eateries. From creamy green coconut curry and pad thai to colourful summer rolls to beat the heat, Phuket is never short of delicious plant-forward […]

Top 3 Vegan-Friendly Travel Destinations In The World Are Here In Asia

3 Mins Read In a new Global Vegan Index by travel agency Hotelfollower, Asian destinations took the top spots for vegans who wish to explore the world. The top 3 countries in the ranking include Thailand, South Korea and Taiwan, while Malaysia and Vietnam made the top 10 travel destinations in the index. As veganism continues on its […]

W Hotels Debuts Closet Concierge So You Can Rent A Travel Wardrobe

4 Mins Read W Hotels, the global hotel chain owned by Marriott International, has just launched a Closet Concierge in partnership with subscription platform Rent the Runway. Guests can now have their Rent the Runway customised orders delivered directly to their hotel rooms at select W Hotel locations, lightening their baggage load and reducing the need to shop […]

New Plant-Based Fine-Dining Restaurant Be Vegan Go Green Opens In Beijing With Song-Dynasty Inspired Menu

3 Mins Read Brand new 100% plant-based restaurant Be Vegan Go Green has recently opened in Beijing’s Metroplaza Lido Hotel to offer a Song dynasty-inspired seasonal fine-dining experience made with only plant ingredients. The restaurant is an expansion of a local non-profit organic farm enterprise, and the founders hope that the concept will reignite the tradition of healthy […]