Carbon Offsets Mask Aviation Industry’s Lack of Green Alternatives

East Midlands Airport

A plane departing East Midlands Airport in the UK. The airline industry needs to come up with an alternative to jet fuel. East Midlands Airport

Skift Take: Carbon offsetting is by and large a con. The idea that rather than reducing environmentally harmful activities you can simply outsource the solution is ridiculous.

— Patrick Whyte

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Sri Lanka Boldly Asks Online Travel Agencies to Cut Commissions to Help Revive Tourism

Jetwing Hotels Sri Lanka

Jetwing Lagoon Negombo, Sri Lanka. Jetwing Hotels Sri Lanka

Skift Take: Of the several measures to bring arrivals back to pre-Easter bombing levels, a tireless Sri Lanka is asking online travel agencies to slash commissions. It might be better to ask them instead to do a free or at-cost campaign to drive bookings to the country.

— Raini Hamdi

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