Monthly archive September, 2021
Cut through the Greenwash: A guide to 'Carbon Cutting' terminology

Cut through the Greenwash: A guide to ‘Carbon Cutting’ terminology

We are great fans of the work done by Charlie Cotton at eCollective Travel in helping companies audit and cut their carbon footprint. Charlie recently shared his thoughts to help you cut through the ‘greenwash’ and understand what companies really mean behind their carbon cutting terminology: Carbon Neutral: “I have done a high-level guess of...
The 'TravelSki Express': New direct ski train to the French Alps (Updated 24 Sep)

The ‘TravelSki Express’: New direct ski train to the French Alps (Updated 24 Sep)

The ‘Travelski Express’ is fantastic news for train lovers and skiers looking to reduce their carbon emissions. Compagnie des Alpes has signed an agreement with Eurostar to relaunch the direct rail service from London-Saint Pancras to the French Alps. STOP PRESS (24 September): Packages are now available to book online The ‘TravelSki Express’ Ski Train...
Google to Deliver Sustainability Credentials in Travel Search Results

Google to Deliver Sustainability Credentials in Travel Search Results

UPDATE (07 Oct 2021): Google is also now including the carbon emissions from flights in search results ================= How do you skip through the greenwash when making your travel choices? Possibly it will be easier now Google has confirmed that hotels that have met certain sustainability standards, with accreditation from organisations such as Green Key...
BA Completes First Sustainable Fuel-powered Passenger Flight

BA Completes First Sustainable Fuel-powered Passenger Flight

On Tuesday of last week (14 September 2021) British Airways flight BA1476 became the airline’s first passenger flight to be powered purely by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The flight went from London Heathrow to Glasgow and was carbon-neutral, using one of airline’s new ‘sustainability aircraft’. The flight took slightly less than an hour and was designed to demonstrate...
New low-cost rail service from London to Edinburgh

New low-cost rail service from London to Edinburgh

Next month Lumo – a new low cost rail service from London to Scotland – takes to the rails. The company, created by the FirstGroup travel company, plans to offer fares for significantly less than existing rail prices on the same route. One-way fares will be £20 in their initial opening offer, with 60% of...