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Survey shows importance of environment for business travel

Survey shows importance of environment for business travel

The appetite for action on climate change within the travel industry is growing quickly. Business travel specialists TripActions has taken the decision to provide its customers with data on the CO2 emissions, to enable them to make better decisions in relation to their travel choices. Minimising environmental impact the single most important factor A recent...
Fall Line Magazine: The Eco Issue (Sep 2019)

Fall Line Magazine: The Eco Issue (Sep 2019)

Make sure you pick up the latest copy of Fall-Line Skiing – the whole focus is on eco and environmental issues. It’s full of excellent ideas and info to help you make your skiing decisions this winter. Features include: 20 Green Ski Ideas Taking the train to the Austrian Alps ‘The fight to save our snow’ Scrutiny...
Eurostar, SNCF and Thalys to merge?

Eurostar, SNCF and Thalys to merge?

Exciting plans to merge Europe’s two high-speed operators, Eurostar and Thalys, were released at the weekend. The proposal is for the owners of French National Railways (SNCF) and Belgian National Railways, which between them own a majority stake in both Eurostar and Thalys. The working name for the new reform is the ‘Green Speed Project’....
Global Warming in 577 steps...

Global Warming in 577 steps…

There are a lot of graphics that demonstrate global warming and climate change, but this superb and worrying image stands out. I can remember skiing the Vallée Blanche in Chamonix for the first time in 1984…it’s a very different experience today!   chamon   This photo shows the difference in the Mer de Glacier as...
Mountain Heaven offer 10% to Train Travellers

Mountain Heaven offer 10% to Train Travellers

We are delighted to see that tour operator Mountain Heaven have announced that they will be offering a 10% discount to all guests arriving by train rather than by plane. They announced the new offer on their Facebook page on Friday 20 September, to coincide with the global Climate Strike day: The discount will apply...
100% renewable energy for Les Sybelles

100% renewable energy for Les Sybelles

French ski resort Les Sybelles have confirmed that they will be using only 100% renewable electricity this season for operating its lifts and snow-making facilities. The certified renewable electricity will come from local hydroelectric generation, as well as solar and wind power sources. The power is provided as part of an agreement with EDF. The...
Why not stopover in Paris?

Why not stopover in Paris?

Although many skiers will want to get to the Alps as quickly as possible, you can of course add a cultural element to your travel by train by stopping in Paris on the way. The concept (courtesy of Snowcarbon) is simple: 1. Take a Eurostar to Paris 2. Stay overnight in Paris 3. Take a...
AliKats Flight Free Eco-Package for Skiers

AliKats Flight Free Eco-Package for Skiers

Morzine chalet company AliKats Mountain Holidays have recently announced several initiatives to reduce emissions and improve sustainability. Holidaymakers taking their Eco-Package can save 10% on the total cost of their catered chalet. AliKats has six catered chalets to choose from, including the luxurious Chalet Debussy and Chalet Bizet, plus The View, which was built exclusively for the...
Why I started Ski Flight Free

Why I started Ski Flight Free

Ski Flight Free was started by me, Iain Martin. I am a digital marketing consultant in the ski industry and the Ski Flight Free project is completely separate from my work and is not endorsed in any way by my clients. It’s just a personal response. Because recently a schoolgirl forced me to question what...