Expedia to remove wildlife attractions

OTA to also launch website giving travellers detailed info
Expedia says it will remove a number of wildlife animal shows from its websites and other distribution channels in a two-pronged move that mirrors TripAdvisor’s policy change last year.
Over the next few months, Expedia will work with wildlife and animal protection groups – including The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, US Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, Born Free Foundation, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International – to undertake a “thorough review” of wildlife attractions offered on its website.
The OTA also plans to launch the Wildlife Tourism Education Portal later this year to give travellers detailed information about animal-related activities offered through Expedia.
This will include information on whether an activity involves human interactions, providing links to allow travellers to learn more about wildlife tourism and animal welfare, participate in the conversation and take action.
“As travellers, it is important that we know more about the places we go, the activities we engage in and the ways in which we leave lasting impacts on our destinations. As we help people go places, we want to help them do it thoughtfully, and responsibly,” Expedia’s Jen O’Twomney explained.
TTG Asia

x

Check Also

New destinations on show at Matka this week

Trade fair promises exoticism even for seasoned travellers

Keflavík, isavia, airport, iceland, germany, berlin, capacity, 2018, new routes, icelandair

Iceland’s Keflavik smashes records

Hub prepares to “significantly pass” 10 million in 2018

airBaltic, football, World Cup, fly, cities, Russia, 2018, riga, Latvia, via, transit, connection

Baltic, Nordic airlines win on punctuality

SAS sixth among major carriers, airBaltic on top again globally

Nordic airline connects more dots

New routes link Bergen, Billund, Gothenburg, Kristiansand, Germany, UK

Primera Air, compensation, damages, court, ruling, EU, law

Denmark’s Primera to enter transatlantic battle

TTG Media interviews vice president and chief commercial officer

American Airlines, flights, USA, air travel, Christmas, festive, New Year, pilots, shortage, scheduling, pay, union

Havana flights awarded to US airlines

Eight airlines given tentative rights to fly