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The 4 Best Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Taipei

3 Mins Read Famed for being a plant-based paradise, Taipei has no shortage of excellent vegetarian dining options. With a penchant for innovative culinary prowess, fresh vegetables and a strong Buddhist tradition, the city of Azaleas (that’s their national flower, FYI) is proof that a thriving vegan dining scene can be a serious touristic draw. The Taiwanese capital […]

10 Trends Shaping Eco Travel: Exploration Meets Ethics

5 Mins Read Following covid, travellers are shifting towards ‘planet-first’ destinations and meaningful eco travel experiences. Globally, aviation accounts for around 2.5 percent of carbon emissions and 1.9 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, reports Booking.com in its recent seventh annual Sustainable Travel Report. This might sound small, but the lack of democratic access to international travel needs […]

Dutch Airline KLM Sued Over Misleading Sustainability Claims

4 Mins Read Dutch carrier KLM’s recent advertising campaign, entitled ‘Fly Responsibly’ has caught the eye of climate activists, resulting in a lawsuit over perceived greenwashing brought against the airline. ClientEarth legal experts are supporting Fossielvrij NL, a Netherlands-based environmental campaign group, to sue KLM.  Central to the case is an accusation of misleading information regarding the sustainability […]

What Is Regenerative Travel and Can It Help Reverse The Damage We Have Done To Planet?

6 Mins Read Regenerative Travel is a travel booking platform offering eager travellers an easy way to choose sustainable tourism. But what does that mean, exactly? With its network of more than 50 independently owned eco-luxury boutique hotels, Regenerative Travel hopes to transform the tourism and hospitality industry into one that leaves behind a positive environmental and social […]

The 10 Best Cities In The World for Vegan Food

9 Mins Read There are a fair amount of ‘best vegan cities’ lists on the interwebs, most of which are all interesting and worth a read. That being said, here at Green Queen, we love data and we love to use data to make decisions. While we did find a couple of lists that used data, they were […]

Cruel Captive Dolphin Shows Now Off the Itinerary for Expedia

3 Mins Read After years of campaigning by animal rights campaigners, Expedia has moved to remove sales of trips and activities involving cruel captive dolphin shows. Expedia, the largest online travel platform in the US, has taken captive dolphin shows off its website. It adjusted its animal welfare policy after years of campaigning by NGOs including PETA and […]

Venice Bans Cruise Ships After Years of Local Environmental Protests

3 Mins Read After years of campaigning from local groups and environmentalists, Italy has banned cruise ships from the centre of Venice. From now on, cruises weighing more than 25,000 tonnes will not be able to dock at the world heritage site. It comes after a warning from UNESCO that Venice would be put on its endangered list […]

Cathay Pacific Pledges To Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050

3 Mins Read Hong Kong’s flagship airline carrier Cathay Pacific has committed to meeting net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through the use of sustainable fuel, employing offsetting carbon methods, and reducing its overall emissions through efficiency improvements. The Cathay Pacific Group has announced that it aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 becoming one of the first […]

Low-Carbon Hybrid Plane With Floor-To-Ceiling Window View To Take Off By 2025

4 Mins Read Travel by air is increasingly frowned upon as awareness of the climate crisis continues to grow. But soon, conscious travellers might be able to board an alternative flight on a hybrid aircraft that releases 90% less emissions than conventional planes and offers incredible views with floor-to-ceiling windows.  British firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) recently revealed […]

Boeing Commits To Fly All Planes On Sustainable Fuels By 2030

3 Mins Read Aviation giant, Boeing recently announced that it will be working to fulfill its commitment towards making all its planes fly on sustainable fuels created from vegetable oil and non-recyclable household waste, among other sources by 2030. The aviation giant announced its commitment to make all its planes use sustainable fuels by 2030. Boeing explained that switching […]

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. […]