Before Covid-19, sourcing commendable sustainable tourism products for clients had never been so easy. Here we take a look at a few countries’ sustainable tourism highlights, writes Karl Cushing. A report by ABTA, published in February, found that sustainable travel concerns are playing an increasing role in booking behaviour.
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As Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) morphs into Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for many companies, there is growing evidence that ESG policies and practices have a positive impact on a company’s financial performance and long-term business strategy as well as the attraction and retention of diverse talent.
Over recent months the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that as humans we are all connected. There are also parallels with the climate emergency we are facing: both require a global response, long-term thinking, and businesses to play their part.
Fabric, pattern-making, sampling, trims, sewing, handwork, packaging, duties, shipping: This is an incomplete list of what you’re paying for when you buy a new T-shirt. And that’s before a wholesale markup (i.e., the profit a brand makes on the item) or the additional retail markup if you’re buying it in a store.
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Following our report on bear conservation in Italy, we check back in with Paul Lister, founder of the The European Nature Trust, to gauge the impact of coronavirus on European landscapes – and what lies ahead for travel and conservation.