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Intrepid becomes first tour operator with verified, science-based targets

What does that mean, you might ask? Well… we’re not really sure, but this press release does a great job of explaining it.

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Dozens killed as Cyclone Harold belts Pacific Islands

At least 29 people have been killed by a devastating cyclone that continues to make its way across the Pacific Islands.

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Zimbabwe drought sees people, animals and tourist attractions suffer

Do you know a colleague who is a bit of a climate change denier? Prove them wrong with this.

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Venice: Thousands protest in the rain as city gets hit by yet another high-water event

by Christian Fleetwood

Thousands of Venetians have braved bad weather to take to the streets to protest over frequent flooding in the city and the impact of giant cruise ships.

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St Mark’s Square closed as Venice hit by third record tide

by Christian Fleetwood

St Mark’s Square was closed on the weekend after Venice was inundated with a nearly five-foot flood, marking the third time within a week that waters have peaked this high.

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Venice “on its knees” after being hit by worst flood in 50 years

Venice has been hit by the second-worst flood in its recorded history, with water submerging 85 per cent of the Italian city.

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Australia to fund $500m climate change package for Pacific Islands

Leaders in the region have suggested the support is hollow without the government committing to reducing its reliance on coal.

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Intrepid to become first ‘climate positive’ company of its kind by 2020

Travel Weekly is doing its part for the environment by installing a 300L compost bin in the office. However, its smell has started to get the better of some staff.

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Tourism

Revealed: What travel companies fear most about climate change

by Ali Coulton

The thing we fear most about climate change here at Travel Weekly is the rising price of coffee and chocolate. Living without those two necessities would kill us faster than a flood or hurricane.

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Destinations

Japan’s cherry blossoms were tricked into blossoming early this year

We tried to trick our house plants into staying alive by showing them YouTube videos of sunrises to compensate for the lack of natural light in our cramped apartment. It didn’t work.

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Tourism

GSTC chair, Luigi Cabrini “Tourism must be a leader in responding to climate change”

by Ali Coulton

We picked Cabrini’s brain about his favourite sustainable travel destinations and his time at the UN. We imagine he now has a bit of a headache.

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Travel Agents

Exclusive: Q&A with World Expeditions CEO Sue Badyari

by Ali Coulton

It’s Hump Day everyone! A day we best like celebrating with an exclusive Q&A and a documentary about camels. Or by dancing to Fergie’s 2005 hit.

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