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STUDY: 88 per cent of Aussies willing to change their travel practices to be more sustainable

We changed our travel practices in the name of sustainability by slapping single-use coffee cups out of people’s hands on commuter trains. It has not gone well so far.

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Aviation

“Airlines have a responsibility to cut emissions”: Qantas to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

by Ali Coulton

Those wracked with guilt over their carbon footprint every time they fly can rest easy thanks to this news.

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“It’s something to be aware of, but not ashamed of”: Trafalgar’s Gavin Tollman on flight shaming

by Huntley Mitchell

The very suave Gavin Tollman recently graced Travel Weekly with his presence, and also offered some interesting thoughts on sustainable travel. He even taught us how to tie a full Windsor knot.

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G Adventures launches new Planeterra Project to help save the reef

Much to the delight of Nemo and Dory, the wholesaler has teamed up with Reef Ecologic to promote coral growth and conservation on the Great Barrier Reef.

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“It starts with your staff”: World Expeditions CEO talks internal sustainability practices

by Ali Coulton

Travel Weekly is engaging in its sustainable tourism practices today by making a compost pile in the office. And by that, we mean we’ve been throwing our mandarin peels behind the couch and hoping for the best.

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“I rode an elephant”: Intrepid’s CEO challenges agents to confess to travel mistakes

by James Thornton

Intrepid’s James Thornton has penned a stirring confession in light of World Elephant Day, asking travel agents to step up to the plate when it comes to responsible travel.

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Aviation

Flight shaming is not the answer, says Qantas CEO

by Ali Coulton

Alan Joyce has urged the industry to be outspoken in lessening its impact on the environment, much like Travel Weekly’s loud screeching whenever a colleague uses a single-use coffee cup.

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Trafalgar releases sustainability guide for agents

We’re making a difference today by turning off all the lights in our office and working by candlelight. We’ve only set off the fire alarm six times, so we’re ruling it a win for sustainability.

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APT Travel Group launches ‘One Tomorrow’ foundation

The newly formed foundation aims to create an immediate and long-term positive influence in environmental and humanitarian causes.

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Destinations

These are the top countries for ethical travellers

We’re all for making ethical decisions here at Travel Weekly. Although, the organic bamboo clothing we’ve been wearing has started to itch.

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Tourism

How to access clean drinking water without harming the planet

by Dayana Brooke

Planning on travelling to a destination that doesn’t have clean drinking water readily available? Here’s how to ditch the plastic bottle.

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Tourism

Overtourism should be “front of mind” says Insight Vacations Travel Director

by Lauren Croft

Insight Vacations’ Jake Stewart talks sustainable travel, overtourism, and life as a travel director. He sold the last one so well, we’re handing in our resignation today.

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