BANGKOK, 8 January 2018: Portuguese airline Hi Fly claims to be the first airline to operate a single use plastic free flight. First reported in Travel Pulse and picked up by Fox News, the...
LONDON, 14 December 2018: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and UN Climate Change, earlier this week, showcased how the travel and tourism sector could take steps towards a carbon neutral status by 2050. Last April, WTTC announced the...

Exo bans wet wipes

BANGKOK, 21 November 2018: Plastic bags and single-use water bottles were on the ban list earlier this year, now wet wipes joins the list. Beginning January 2019, EXO Travel has announced it is banning the distribution of wet wipes or...

Gay snub shuts wedding magazine

SYDNEY, 19 November 2018: A leading Australian bridal magazine has shut after being ditched by advertisers for refusing to feature same-sex couples, one year after the country changed its marriage laws. The Christian founders of "White", Luke and Carla Burrell,...
BANGKOK, 1 November 2018:  The Thailand Elephant Polo Association will not seek permission for a 2019 King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament according to a PETA report released Wednesday. PETA Asia, an organisation that protects animal rights and exposes cruelty, said...
MANILA, 25 October 2018: The Philippines' most famous resort island Boracay re-opens this Friday after a six-month clean-up intended to fix the damage done by unrestrained mass tourism. Cebu Pacific flies the first service, 26 October, to the island’s airport...
INCHEON, 9 October 2018: Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is "unprecedented in scale," the UN said Monday in a landmark report that warns time is running out to...
HANOI, 30 March 2018: Makeup artist by day, cross-dresser by night, Betty is among a vanguard of Vietnamese drag queens shaking up Hanoi's nightlife -- and social norms -- in a city where such performances remain little known. In a...
PHUKET, 22  February 2018: Thailand Yacht Show opens Thursday at the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket for its third edition. The event is open to both trade and consumers, 22 to 25 February. During the four days, Phuket will host...

Emotional support hamster dumped

WASHINGTON, 12 February 2018: First it was Dexter the Peacock. Now it's Pebbles the Hamster. And while Dexter was merely denied permission to board a United Airlines flight as his owner's "emotional support" animal, Pebbles suffered a more grisly fate. Her...