Cruising Pollution Regulation Concerns and 12 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week

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Protesters in Miami in opposition to Carnival Corp. New rules to reduce the amount of pollution in the ocean are set to be put into effect on Jan. 1. Lynn Sladky / The Associated Press

Skift Take: This week in tourism, the cruise industry faces a new rule to cut sulfur emissions by 85 percent that is set to launch in January. But will it be enforceable? Meanwhile, Airbnb’s latest investment suggests the company will become more mainstream over time.

— Jasmine Ganaishlal

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Airlines Put on a Green Front and 7 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

KLM Airline

KLM Airline unveiled its environmentally friendly Fly Responsibly campaign this summer. More airlines are trying to project a greener image to travelers. KLM Airline

Skift Take: This week in aviation, airline executives spin their businesses as environmentally sustainable in an age when travelers are becoming more conscious of pollution. Meanwhile, we take a look at airlines’ struggle to sell travel-related products.

— Jasmine Ganaishlal

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The Historic Ritz London Could Sell for $1 Billion

The Ritz London

Afternoon tea at the Palm Court, pictured here, is legendary. Owners of The Ritz London have started the process of selling the landmark hotel. The deal could fetch as much as $1 billion. The Ritz London

Skift Take: London’s super-prime hotels don’t go on the market very often. The Ritz London could be the next one as its owners hire a team to pursue a deal. Only a small group of wealthy investors will get a chance to bid on it, but luxury hotel groups could swoop in to nab the storied hotel.

— Nancy Trejos

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