Environmental sustainability has continued to gain prominence in industries all over the world. Restaurants look to avoid plastic lids and straws, airlines work to reduce overall waste and hotels and resorts work to reduce their impact.
In early August, InterContinental Hotel Group announced an initiative to reduce its carbon footprint by removing miniature toiletries. The brand plans to replace all of the small toiletries with bulk versions. The process will begin in 2021.
Nationwide, IHG is bringing the change to more than 843,000 guestrooms. IHG goes through roughly 200 million miniatures each year.
Greenvacations.com, a website resource for finding sustainability during travel, breaks down a few major eco-friendly hotel chains.
Fairmont Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels and Kimpton Hotels all get a shout out due to the sustainability measures each undertakes. For example, Hilton accomplished a 10 percent reduction in water waste and a 20 percent reduction in waste production in recent years.
Fairmont Hotels goes above and beyond in terms of energy consciousness by employing heat recycling and green roofs.
Check out the website for a quick and basic rundown on which hotel brands and other travel industry leaders are working toward the future of sustainability.
Travelers are already savvy about keeping trash out of oceans and focused on our rising shorelines. But according to MarineSafe, sunscreen is one of the biggest and permanent polluters to our oceans. The common sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate are toxic to coral reefs and other marine life. The chemicals are shown to cause coral bleaching that ultimately leaves the coral vulnerable to infection and malnourished. Of course, sunscreen isn’t the only source of pollution in our oceans, but is quickly escalating into a crisis.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Now more than ever, technology allows us to stay connected while we’re away. Gone are the days when you leave for a trip and have no access to home. There are numerous tools you can use to monitor your house while you’re on the road.
All modern-day phones are equipped with flight mode, which flight attendants politely remind us to switch to before a plane takes off. But some airlines allow the use of certain smartphone functions even when the plane is in the air. Here’s how to know when and how you can use your phone during a flight.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Protein is an essential nutrient to keep the body running on your travels. Packing it in can be a problem. Most of us get our protein from meat, which doesn’t exactly travel well. Here are a few ways to get your daily dose of muscle enhancement while on the go.