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.
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.
Traveling is hardly comfortable because of plane seats. Airplane seats also have poor neck support and headrests and can be cold. We found two-in-one pillow and blankets that may help make travelers' journeys more comfortable.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Grab an affordable breakfast before beginning your explorations of the Chinatown neighborhood in New York City at Dimes. Choose between sweet and savory breakfast options such as matcha buttermilk pancakes with blueberry compote and nut and seed granola or the breakfast tacos with eggs, avocado, cheddar and pickled jalapeño. Breakfast is easily had for less than $15.