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Bentley Bentayga Gets Sustainable Carpets

Bentley unveils a range of enhancements for its Bentayga luxury SUV, the Bentayga, that will be available with an expanded range of exterior customization options, new cabin features, and enhanced safety systems. One of the more significant additions is the all-wheel steering system, improving handling and maneuverability while reducing the turning circle. It is now standard on the Bentayga Azure and S models and optional on other models. However, we are probably most impressed by the Airline Seat Specification, previously…

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World Tourism Day 2023 to Emphasize Investments for a Sustainable Future

The stage is set for World Tourism Day 2023, with the global sector to come together around them theme of Tourism and Green Investments. In what is set to be the biggest celebration to date, the official celebrations will be held of 27 September in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At UNWTO’s Member States will mark the occasion in every region through a range of special events and programmes. UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili says: “Tourism has never been more important for our economies…

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New Terminal at Helsinki Airport Awarded the BREEAM Sustainability Certificate

Finavia has been awarded the international BREEAM certificate as an indication of the company’s comprehensive sustainability work with the terminal extension that was part of the Helsinki Airport Development Programme. ​“As with the entire development programme, the design and construction of the new terminal have been guided not only by the customer experience but also by the sustainable development goals that we are promoting with our sustainability programme,” says Henri Hansson, Director of Technology, Responsibility and Safety at Finavia. Finavia’s…

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Six Senses to Become Plastic Free by 2022

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is delighted to announce that it has become one of the first signatories of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, led by the UN Environment Programme and UN World Tourism Organization, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Environmental and social responsibility is at the heart of the Six Senses. In a shared world of limited natural resources and fragile ecosystems, sustainability isn’t a choice, it is the only choice. It demands doing what is right…

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Schiphol Terminal to Become Entirely Smoke-Free

As of April, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s entire terminal will be smoke-free. This means that all designated smoking areas after Security Control will be closed. The ones in the terminal before Security Control are closed already. By closing the smoking areas in its catering outlets, Schiphol is complying with the ruling of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands that all smoking areas in Dutch catering outlets must be closed. In September last year, the Supreme Court ruled that smoking areas in…

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mandarin oriental

Mandarin Oriental Eliminates Single-Use Plastic

In October 2019, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic, across its portfolio of luxury hotels, by the end of March 2021. While the original timing for completion is likely to be impacted by the global effects of COVID-19, this first progress report highlights both the achievements made to date and some of the challenges encountered. The Group has committed to eliminating single-use plastic across all areas of the hotels, including rooms, spa, transport, restaurants and bars as well…

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Delta Commits $1B to Become First Carbon Neutral Airline Globally

Starting March 1, 2020, Delta Air Lines is committing $1 billion over the next 10 years on its journey to mitigate all emissions from its global business going forward. The airline will invest in driving innovation, advancing clean air travel technologies, accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and establishing new projects to mitigate the balance of emissions. “There is no substitute for the power that travel has to connect people, which our world needs today more than ever…

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Grupo Xcaret

Grupo Xcaret’s Parks Ban Single-Use Plastics

Grupo Xcaret, the leader in sustainable and socially responsible tourism in the Mexican Caribbean, invites visitors, collaborators and employees alike to join them on their new initiative. The group has announced that all of its parks have been free from single-use plastics as of January 1st, a great way to ring in the new year. “For several years, we have been taking measures to reduce the environmental impact of our operations, while simultaneously strengthening our nature conservation programs. Banning single-use…

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