Take a trip into the past: rare Australian vintage travel posters – in pictures

Early 20th century travel posters capture the era’s aesthetic sensibility. Two designers led the way promoting Australia to the world in the interwar period. James Northfield was best known for his work with the Australian National Travel Association, often spruiking … Read more…

‘Greta Thunberg effect’ driving growth in carbon offsetting

NGOs report fourfold increases in investments in carbon-reducing projects in developing countries Growing concern about the climate crisis and the “Greta Thunberg effect” are driving huge increases in individuals and businesses choosing to offset their emissions by investing in carbon-reducing … Read more…

Trump team seeks to ‘modernize’ national parks, with wifi and Amazon deliveries

Parks one of many government resources Trump has sought to privatize, including the US postal service, airports and freeways A team of Trump administration advisers – consisting mostly of appointees from the private industry – are urging “modernization” of national … Read more…

This millennial spent nearly $2 million to turn a ghost town into a luxury travel destination

In 2018, Brent Underwood bought a deserted mining town in California's Inyo Mountains named Cerro Gordo for $ 1.4 million with his business partner, Jon Bier. Their vision: to turn the town into a luxury destination for worldwide travelers. Travel … Read more…

Lonely Planet names England the world’s second best tourist destination in 2020

Travel guide company says ‘timeless treasures’, seaside and historic buildings put country in second place, behind Bhutan England has been named the world’s second best tourist destination in 2020 due to its “timeless treasures” by the guide book firm, Lonely … Read more…

Guardian climate pledge 2019: ‘With air travel, it’s best to take a flexitarian approach’

Guardian travel editor Andy Pietrasik explains how a flexitarian approach can enable us to enjoy exploring the planet without increasing our carbon footprint Support Guardian journalism today, by making a single or recurring contribution, or subscribing We recently published a … Read more…