Airlines Roll Out Green Schemes to Boost Environmental Credentials

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A scenic view of aircraft flying overhead in Raleigh, North Carolina. The airline industry is trying to boost its green credentials. Bruce Bennett / Getty Images

Skift Take: We’ve been here before … It’s nice to see airlines trying to reduce the harm they do to the environment but it doesn’t stop the fact that at the moment flying is very bad for the climate.

— Mike Linden

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China Issues New Warnings Against U.S. Travel to Its Citizens

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You see fewer and fewer Chinese tourists passing through U.S. airports these days as inbound travelers are down. Bloomberg

Skift Take: China cautions its citizens against travel to the U.S. because of “frequent” shootings, robbery and theft. Can’t it be more ingenious? But even if its public finds this ridiculous, there will be a drop in travel to the U.S. There are enough past examples to show that China travel warnings do bite.

— Raini Hamdi

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College Tour Planning a Likely Course for Travel Advisors

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Pictured are students at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Travel agents have found a niche in organizing college tours. Karen Leigh and Dandan Li / Bloomberg

Skift Take: With college such a substantial investment for many families, touring prospective campuses is a growing priority. This is creating opportunities for travel advisors to step in and handle the logistics.

— Maria Lenhart

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JetBlue Senior Executive Marty St. George Is Leaving the Airline

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JetBlue Chief Commericial Officer Marty St. George is out, according to sources. St. George joined the airline in 2006. Chelsea Brodsky / JetBlue Airways

Skift Take: Thirteen years is a long time to stay at one corporation. Perhaps JetBlue needs some fresh blood. Or maybe Chief Commericial Officer Marty St. George just wants a change of pace.

— Brian Sumers

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