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PONANT Foundation Launched

PONANT Foundation Launched French cruise line PONANT has announced the creation of the PONANT Foundation to support sustainability initiatives that will focus on research, raising awareness and conservation efforts for the oceans, polar regions and indigenous populations. The project initially began in 2018 when the... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Responsible Travel

Agents’ Choice: Two Decades Of Tracking Trends

The 2019 Edition Of Canada's Most Trusted Travel Agent Readership Survey Is Here

Agents’ Choice: Two Decades Of Tracking Trends For 20 years, Baxter Media has worked diligently to make the Annual Agents’ Choice Readership Survey the most-trusted and authoritative travel industry poll in Canada. And the result, Canadian travel agents have made it their own, voting for their favourite suppliers in growing numbers,... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2019, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Agents’ Choice Celebrates Josef Ebner

Hotelier Presented With W.H. Baxter Lifetime Achievement Award

Agents’ Choice Celebrates Josef Ebner Being presented with the W.H. Baxter Lifetime Achievement Award at last night's second annual Agents' Choice Awards Gala is just the latest highlight for a man whose career and life have seen many lofty achievements. Josef Ebner, regional vice-president - Canada and managing director of... more ›
Posted in Agents Choice 2019, Airlines, Attractions, Car Rental, Cruise, Destinations, Events, Hotels, Insurance, Motor Coach, News, Rail, Resorts, Responsible Travel, Technology, Tour Operators, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Travel Law

Endangered Species Bouncing Back Thanks to Ecotourism

Travellers May Have More Conservation Power Than You Think

Endangered Species Bouncing Back Thanks to Ecotourism Between Botswana ending its five-year ban on elephant hunting and giraffes being considered for the endangered species list, there’s good reason to be concerned about wildlife conservation in the face of climate change, poaching and overpopulation. Yet there are conservation success... more ›
Posted in Destinations, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators

Travel Leaders Tackles Overtourism

Travel Leaders Tackles Overtourism With destinations continuing to focus on increasing year-over-year visitor arrivals and agencies on increasing their bottom line, Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko believes those in the travel industry can take a more active role on combatting overtourism. “We’re a little bit drunk on... more ›
Posted in Destinations, On The Road Again, Responsible Travel, Travel Agents, Trends & Research

Lindblad Expeditions Offsets 100% of Emissions

Lindblad Expeditions Offsets 100% of Emissions Lindblad Expeditions will become a carbon neutral company beginning this year. This announcement continues the company’s legacy in ecotourism, demonstrating its commitment toward defining travel industry standards for sustainability and environmentally responsible operations. Lindblad’s... more ›
Posted in Cruise, Responsible Travel, Tour Operators

Crystal Eliminates Plastic Straws

Crystal Eliminates Plastic Straws As of June 8, all plastic straws have been eliminated across the entire Crystal fleet. The company announced the initiative as the latest part of its Crystal Cares program, which comprises a broad spectrum of environmental efforts and sustainable practices. Paper straws will be available... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Responsible Travel

Do Your Thing To Help Honour World Oceans Day

Outer Shores Expeditions Provides Some Timely Tips

Do Your Thing To Help Honour World Oceans Day Everyone knows that our oceans cover more than 70% of the earth’s surface, and there’s no arguing that they play a huge role in global ecosystems and human well-being. But it may surprise you to learn there’s also nearly 500 dead zones and more than five gyres of plastic polluting our... more ›
Posted in Cruise, News, Responsible Travel

Air France Says ‘Au Revoir’ To Single-Use Plastics

Air France Says ‘Au Revoir’ To Single-Use Plastics It's the end of the road for plastic cutlery, cups, stirrers etc. at Air France. For this year's World Environment Day, passengers on flight AF 378 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Detroit were offered products made of bio-based materials instead of single-use plastic items usually... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Responsible Travel

KLM Gives Back

KLM Gives Back As part of its “Bringing people together” campaign, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines recently invited Toronto millennial Yulenka to surprise her grandfather in Mumbai. Her inspirational tale back to her roots is featured in a video at youtube.com/watch?v=4Etnjk1zXtw. Yulenka is one of the... more ›
Posted in Airlines, Contests, Responsible Travel
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