Travel DAZE 2019

Travel Agents

“It’s a complete abrogation of responsibility”: Flight Centre urged to stop selling elephant riding

by Christian Fleetwood

Flight Centre has ruffled a few feathers over its stance on elephant riding. Get the lowdown here.

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Travel Agents

“We have to consider the impact”: Flight Centre’s holistic stance on elephant riding

by Christian Fleetwood

Flight Centre’s Worldwise leader has discouraged forthright boycotts of travel attractions in favour of education on social responsibility.

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Aviation

“There is no bright spot in the future”: Intrepid co-founder’s bleak aviation outlook

by Huntley Mitchell

Intrepid co-founder and climate crusader Darrell Wade believes the aviation sector has a “major problem” on its hands in terms of carving out a sustainable future.

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Technology

Klook’s three-pronged approach to (responsibly) meeting modern traveller demands

by Huntley Mitchell

The demands of modern travellers are forcing travel companies to rethink how to meet them in a more responsible and sustainable way. For Klook, that means a three-fold approach.

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Wholesalers

A&K’s Sujata Raman warns travel companies to step up sustainability measures or face extinction

by Christian Fleetwood

Speaking at Travel DAZE 2019, Abercrombie & Kent’s regional boss has called on travel professionals to improve the way they measure the benefits of tourism.

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Events

Hotels

“Get comfortable being uncomfortable”: IHG’s Leanne Harwood on creating a sustainable work culture

by Christian Fleetwood

The regional boss of IHG believes business leaders must encourage staff to make bold decisions in the face of “an unprecedented period of growth” across the industry.

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Events

Tourism

All the photos from Travel DAZE 2019!

Missed out on attending Travel DAZE earlier this week? Get the visual lowdown on all that went on here.

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Tourism

A simple way your ads can make a powerful difference in the world

Do you often resort to advertising’s fail-safe of using cute animals in your campaigns? Get set for a guilt trip here.

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Events

Travel Agents

“Convenience is the biggest weight around our necks”: Costa calls for authenticity from travel professionals

by Christian Fleetwood

The man, the beard, the legend – Costa Georgiadis – says travel professionals are in the box seat to change the world for the better and that corporate gifting deserves “the bird”.

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Travel Agents

“Try not to overthink it”: G Adventures’ sustainability message to agents

by Huntley Mitchell

Travel Weekly pulled G Adventures’ VP of social enterprise and sustainability aside at Travel DAZE yesterday for a quick one-one-one, where he provided some sage advice for agents.

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Events

Tourism

Bob Brown calls for private land to be used for sustainable tourism

by Christian Fleetwood

Environmentalist and former Greens leader Bob Brown delivered a passionate keynote at Travel DAZE yesterday, which you can relive right here.

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Events

Tourism

Travel DAZE 2019 kicks off!

The travel industry’s most disruptive conference is well underway, with an impressive line-up of speakers sharing their insights into all things sustainability.

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