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UNWTO releases global guidelines for tourism restart

by Christian Fleetwood

The travel industry needs guidance and support more than ever right now, so this latest effort by the UNTWO is quite timely, indeed.

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Tourism

Giants in need: How the dependency on tourism endangers the wellbeing of captive elephants

by Dr Jan Schmidt-Burbach

Despite the fundamental ethical concerns of using elephants in tourism, it can be very profitable and in normal times pays for their upkeep. But what if tourists stop coming altogether?

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Tourism

World Animal Protection launches urgent appeal to protect elephant-friendly tourism

by Christian Fleetwood

The organisation has launched an urgent appeal to help elephant-friendly venues with running costs amid fears that gains in animal welfare could be lost due to the collapse of tourism across Asia.

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Tourism

UK’s biggest travel association deems elephant rides ‘unacceptable’ in new guidelines

by Christian Fleetwood

Britain’s largest travel association will no longer allow its members to sell elephant rides and lion walks. Will this have a knock-on effect here in Australia?

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Technology

Expedia still profiting from “extreme animal cruelty”, report finds

by Christian Fleetwood

Expedia Group must stop selling tickets to dolphin shows, according to a damning new report.

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Tourism

Queensland’s Tourism Minister slams TripAdvisor for banning ticket sales to Sea World

by Christian Fleetwood

Queensland’s Tourism Minister is furious about TripAdvisor’s new Sea World stance. Read her venom-filled tirade here.

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Technology

Airbnb launches new animal-friendly experiences

by Christian Fleetwood

If you’re as mad about animals as us, and dream of having tea with sheep, you’re going to love this new announcement from Airbnb.

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Tourism

TripAdvisor to end ticket sales to attractions that breed and buy dolphins and whales

by Christian Fleetwood

Under a new policy, TripAdvisor will no longer sell tickets to attractions like Sea World and other marine parks that bring in new generations of dolphins and whales.

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Tourism

Thailand’s tourism authority insists it’s taking “serious action” on animal cruelty

by Christian Fleetwood

The Tourism Authority of Thailand says the recent deaths of 86 rescued tigers from a popular attraction are “a great loss”.

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Tourism

86 tigers die three years after rescue from notorious Thai tourist attraction

by Christian Fleetwood

Over half of the 147 tigers rescued from a well-known Thai tourist attraction have died, allegedly as a result of inbreeding.

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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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Aviation

Events

“Kangaroos don’t walk backwards, but Qantas just did”: Airline slammed over Sea World backflip

by Christian Fleetwood

Typically, a kangaroo doing a backflip would be pretty damn impressive. Not in this instance, however.

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