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Resorts World Las Vegas Opens First Vegan Fine Dining with Crossroads Kitchen and Crossroads Burger

Resorts World Las Vegas announces the highly anticipated Crossroads Kitchen and CB|Crossroads Burgers are now open at its resort complex, marking the first plant-based fine-dining restaurant to appear on the Las Vegas Strip.  According to Resorts World, the two restaurants offer guests an upscale and indulgent experience that redefines plant-based dining. Led by Chef Tal Ronnen, the latest Crossroads Kitchen is based on the original beloved restaurant in Los Angeles, while CB|Crossroads Burgers is a fast-casual plant-based concept. The 162-seat Crossroads Kitchen in Vegas features the same dark woods and deep red banquette tables that the Melrose Avenue restaurant is famed for, along with full bar seating and a private dining room.  Upscale + casual The menu will offer Crossroad’s signature Mediterranean-inspired menu, as well as …

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Vegan Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlour to Open for Vienna Airport Passengers

Vienna Airport passengers will soon be able to enjoy plant-based food while they wait for their flights, as ice cream parlour Veganista and vegan restaurant The LaLa — both based in Vienna — prepare to open airport branches. Veganista and The LaLa are both run by Cecilia Havmöller and her sister Susanna Paller, both of whom have been vegan for over 30 years. The pair were disappointed with the vegan selection on offer in Vienna and decided to launch Veganista in 2013, followed by The LaLa in 2019. Menu options Veganista offers 18 ice cream flavours every day, from staples such as chocolate and strawberry to more unusual flavours like basil. Most are soy-based, with some almond, oat, rice, and coconut-based flavours for those with …

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British Airways Launches Plant-Based Menus in its Airport Lounges

British Airways is set to introduce a range of plant-based meals in its first and business class lounges. Having worked with its catering providers to develop new plant-based menus, including a burger, the move is part of the airline’s strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and cater to the growing vegan population.   The new menus will initially roll out across the airline’s Heathrow lounges, before appearing on its US lounge menus. Work also continues to remove single-use plastic across the airline, and all plastic water bottles in Heathrow lounges are being replaced with glass, which will be rolled out across the airline’s UK lounges over the next month. British Airways has stated its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 – a tall order …

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Denmark’s Largest Hotel Chain Scandic Denmark Collaborates With Planteslagterne For Green Menus

The sustainability movement in Denmark continues, as its largest hotel chain, Scandic Denmark, collaborates with organic plant-based brand Planteslagterne for more sustainability on the menu. Denmark is a global leader in sustainability and the first country in the world that gave plant-based a priority in an agricultural agreement. In order to accelerate sustainability performance at Denmark’s largest hotel chain, a new collaboration with plant-based food company Planteslagterne will supply the hotel restaurants with beet patties and other plant-based products. Green Entrepreneur of the Year Founded in 2018, Planteslagterne is established with a vision to create easy and exciting plant-based meals. The company received the Green Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2021 and offers a plant-based portfolio that is 100% organic and without additives, preservatives, …

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Oatly is First Ever Plant-Based Milk on Germany’s National Train Line

Oatly Group, the world’s largest oat drink company, recently announced a comprehensive collaboration with Deutsche Bahn (DB). From 1 January 2022, the oat drink Oatly Barista became available in the onboard catering of ICE and Intercity trains as its first-ever plant-based milk. The Oatly Barista oat drink will initially be offered as a supplement to Fairtrade-certified filter coffee and Caffè Crema. Deutsche Bahn is one of the largest railway companies in Europe. In total, approximately 9.5 million cups of coffee and coffee specialities were sold in 2019.; of the 9.5 million cups, around 5.6 million were filter coffee and Caffè Crema. As such, the move has the potential to make a large impact on the amount of dairy milk consumed on German trains. “At Oatly, …

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Accor Hotels in New Partnership with Plant-Based Pork Brand Zrou to Modernize Culinary Scene Across China

Accor Hotels – the largest hospitality company in Europe, and the sixth largest worldwide – has launched a first-of-its-kind partnership with Zrou, one of the leading plant-based meat brands in China. The deal aims to launch a plant-based creative menu concept across Accor Hotels in Greater China. Produced by YouKuai Group International, Zrou is a minced vegan pork product aimed at the Chinese market. The company recently announced a $7.3 million Series A funding round, and the new partnership with Accor Live Limitless will allow YouKuai to introduce Zrou to a broader, more culinary-conscious audience. A launch event was held at the Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai with celebrity chefs and influencers to celebrate the partnership, with the aim of bringing culinary innovation to high-end gastronomy. …

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Report Finds Veganism is Having an Increasing Influence On the Travel Industry

According to information from GlobalData, vegan-friendly tours, excursions and travel apps are trending as a method for travel companies to attract trade as companies across the travel and tourism spectrum look to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. The company states that “accommodating every traveller type – vegan included – will be critical in the future of travel.” Vegan travel apps such as Veg Visits and Air Vegan have emerged as key innovators in this new field. Veg Visits is a vegan home-sharing platform similar to Airbnb and operating in 80 different countries. Air Vegan rates how vegan-friendly an airport is, giving insights into the best vegan food spots at each terminal. Tour operators are also capitalizing on this market with smaller companies such as …

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Vegan Vacations Boom: Travel Agency Offers Vegan Boutique Accommodation on the Florida Keys

The vegan travel industry has been booming for some time, and more and more holiday providers are focusing on catering to vegans and sustainable people. An example is the travel agency Get It Across GmbH & Co. KG, which is providing visitors to the Florida Keys & Key West new eco-friendly accommodation with a vegan menu and sustainable amenities in the coming autumn and winter months.

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Amari Presents New Plant-Based Dishes in Seven Hotels in Thailand

More and more people are opting for a plant-based diet free of artificial ingredients. In addition to its many health benefits, awareness of the harmful environmental impact of animal agriculture has encouraged many people to adopt a vegan lifestyle. In order to raise travellers’ awareness of a more environmentally friendly diet, the Asian hotel brand Amari, along with the social group Green Monday from Hong Kong, is offering a diverse selection of plant-based dishes in seven of its accommodations in Thailand. The company’s vegetarian and vegan dishes range from spinach risotto with vegan mozzarella cheese to homemade fettuccine with pesto and cabbage spring rolls, served with a garden salad and traditional miso sauce. All dishes are made with fresh and regional ingredients. The Amari branches …

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Interview with Geoff Stamp from veganonthemap

Interview with Geoff Stamp from veganonthemap

Veganonthemap: “More and More Vegan Professionals Create a Parallel Business World.”

Geoff Stamp, Independent Travel Agent in Paris
Geoff Stamp, vegan travel agent

Vegan tourism has been on the rise for a while now. While some regions, hotels, or restaurants individually cater to vegans specifically, veganonthemap, based in Paris, organises 100% vegan tours around the world. With a worldwide network of over 2,000 contacts the company plans journeys in over 40 countries. We talked to Independent Travel Agent Geoff Stamp, about his travel firm veganonthemap.

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