TTG’s March edition is crammed full of analysis and insight, with a responsible tourism theme.
The opening news analysis focuses on the current status of the market (“Return to recovery on the horizon”), with a column penned by Travel Network Group chief executive Gary Lewis.
Next, we dive straight into our theme for this issue, with another analysis asking how the post-pandemic travel industry can seize the opportunity to rebuild itself as a more sustainable sector.
We follow up with expert commentary on the subject, from Clia, Intrepid Travel, Swords Travel and Charitable Travel. Don’t forget to turn to the back of the issue for One Last Thing with Responsible Travel’s Justin Francis ("Reducing carbon is only half of the battle").
Another analysis looks at whether UK aviation is still on track to hit its target of net zero emissions by 2050, before we hear from Inside Travel Group on the product page and its ambition to achieve B Corp certification.
Our latest Travel Agent Tracker page offers an insight into how the anticipation for the government’s long-awaited roadmap announcement last month raised hopes of a route out of the crisis.
Don’t forget to take a look at the Catch-Up page to see some of the past month’s key headlines and comments.
This month’s cruise section kicks off with a focus on the rise of UK “staycation” cruising: “Ex-UK voyages to stimulate demand”, put into context by senior reporter Tom Parry’s leader column for the section.
In this month’s features section of the responsible tourism-themed issue, we shine a light on the benefits of community-based tourism in helping communities recover from the economic damage caused by the pandemic; we hear how certified B corporation and specialist tour operator Pura Aventura is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism; and highlight the eco-lodges to recommend to clients planning a visit to Latin America.
To mark National Careers Week earlier in the month, our Business Advice section of the magazine is focused on careers content, including advice on how to become a part-time guest lecturer at university or a teacher of travel and tourism in a college; top tips on applying for jobs and bettering your CV from C&M Recruitment director Basia Kolosinska; and a feature focusing on how agents can upskill through training or a government-funded apprenticeship.
In the regular TTG Luxury section of the magazine, we look at a range exclusive-use options, including island buy-outs, hotel take-overs and special homes and villas that will provide inspiration for luxury agents looking for ideas for clients seeking private retreats.
In Luxury View, we speak with chief executive of Mantis Group Paul Gardiner about his relationship with Accor, and a lifelong commitment to conservation.
In TTG Luxury’s news section, Luxpo launches for spring, Oxford Ski Company sets out its new sustainability pledge, Four Seasons plans its debut in Puglia, and the Carrier 30 is revealed, while as ever, the regular Arrivals section is packed with tips for top luxury trips and plenty of new packages and hotels.
Finally, don’t miss the TTG Debate also on the Responsible Travel theme, with British Airways, Aito and Abta. It goes live On Demand at 10am this Thursday (18 March).