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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 […]

Lonely Planet Publishes New Global Vegan Traveler Guide Book

3 Mins Read Lonely Planet, one of the world’s largest travel guide book publishers, has just released a brand new plant-based travel guide, The Vegan Travel Handbook. The guide is packed with advice and insights on how to explore the entire world the plant-based way, showing how easy it is to be vegan everywhere and anywhere. It comes […]

Kapuhala Retreat: Koh Samui’s New Eco Paradise On A Mission To Educate, Inspire & Enhance Lives

7 Mins Read Located on Thailand’s pristine island getaway, Kapuhala Koh Samui Tropical Farm & Training Retreat is a brand new kind of experience in wellness tourism. Kapuhala creates life-enhancing experiences for athletes, overworked city-dwellers and corporate high-achievers with a focus on athletic and cognitive performance optimisation achieved through everything from biohacking workshops to fitness and mindfulness activities to world-class whole […]

Eco Tourism Guide: 10 Ways To Be A Responsible World Traveler

8 Mins Read We are travelling more than we have ever before, especially right here in Asia. According to a 2019 World Travel Monitor report, outbound travel from Asia rose by 6% since the beginning of the year, making the region the largest growth driver in the world tourism industry. While travelling can be wonderful for many reasons […]

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group To Eliminate Single-Use Plastics By 2021

2 Mins Read Global luxury hospitality group Mandarin Oriental Hotels has pledged to phase out all single-use plastics across its entire portfolio by March 2021. This follows recent moves by the group to remove plastic straws and single-use drinking bottles, and will see all disposable plastic items abolished across their whole operational chain including all rooms, spas, transport […]

Airbnb Partners With World Animal Protection To Launch Ethical Animal Tourism Experiences

3 Mins Read Travel booking platform Airbnb has just launched a new category of Animal Experiences, which will be guided by strict animal welfare policies created by global charity World Animal Protection (WAP). This will make ethical and responsible animal-focused excursions easier to find for travellers who are often swamped with confusing choices when choosing activities. This is […]

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

4 Mins Read South Korea is often thought of as a meat lovers paradise, with many visiting the tech-forward capital Seoul just to try out all the barbecue meats on offer. But scrape beneath that meaty surface and you will find many delicious plant-based eats that many visitors miss. So in between your Seoul explorations, from modern high-rises […]

Cathay Pacific First Major Airline To Serve Vegan Pork On Inflight Dining

3 Mins Read After multiple successful collaborations with Hong Kong’s most iconic food service chains, including Tsui Wah Restaurants, Fairwood, Teawood and Maxim’s Treats Food Hall, Green Monday’s plant pork alternative Omnipork will now also be served on Cathay Pacific flights. This marks the first time that the vegan minced pork analogue will be available to passengers on […]

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

6 Mins Read There are so many amazing vegan eats popping up in the Lion City. From local Southeast Asian delights like Hainan Chicken Rice to Westernised dishes like burgers and fries, herbivores can now enjoy a meat-free version of all their favourites- so get choping. Below is our roundup of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in […]

Already An Industry Leader, Six Senses Hotels Group Doubles Down on Sustainability

3 Mins Read In a just-released report, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas outlines the eco-forward steps it has taken in recent years in recent years from investing in conservation to phasing out plastics. With tourists increasingly sensitive to “greenwashing” marketing methods, the hospitality group has published a detailed overview of its measurable positive impacts, primarily due to guest […]

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

6 Mins Read India has always been an incredibly welcoming country for vegetarian, a place where almost one third of the population avoids meat of any kind. While Southern India tends to be a vegan culinary sanctuary, the plant-based dining scene in the country’s capital has been growing of late, to cater to people embracing meat-free lifestyles for […]