As a responsible travel company, we try our best to face up to the environmental impacts of travel: aviation is a significant contributor to the carbon levels in our atmosphere, yet catching a flight is often unavoidable; single-use plastic is a catastrophic polluter of oceans and landfill, yet bottled water is seen as a convenient option where there is limited access to clean drinking water; over-tourism is fast becoming the biggest threat to the integrity of the destinations we visit.
So what’s the answer? Should we all stop travelling and just stay home? It’s a question we have taken seriously over the past thirty years since we set out to create a low-impact travel company that benefits the people and communities we visit.
To hold ourselves accountable to our sustainability goals, and to ensure we remain a responsible business long into the future, we have joined the B Corp movement, becoming the largest B Corp certified business in the travel industry, globally. We decided to go through the certification process as a way of highlighting the areas we need to improve, and to commit ourselves to higher standards as we strive to be better. We hope that others in the industry will follow in our footsteps, and we can continue to grow the movement for sustainable, responsible travel around the world.
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