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JOIN TRAFALGAR AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

OUR RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL STORY

Over a decade of positive impact

Like you, we are travellers. It’s in our blood, who we are and what we do. In 2008, we asked a question: how do we make travel matter? In response our TreadRight Foundation  was formed to ensure our love of travel was protected for future generations. Our vision was simple, to ensure our impact on the planet we call home, the people we visit, and the rich wildlife we encounter, is a positive one. 

With more than 55 projects across 26 countries already completed or underway, 2020 saw the next evolution of our commitment, with the launch of our How We Tread Right 5 year sustainable travel strategy that supports the United Nations Global Sustainability Development goals.

 
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OUR 5 YEAR STRATEGY

How We Tread Right

Trafalgar in conjunction with The Travel Corporation has committed to a 5-year How We Tread Right (HWTR) sustainability strategy which addresses our collective impact on the planet, people and wildlife, through 11 goals tied to the UN Sustainable Development Global Goals. 

HWTR is our commitment to using the power of responsible travel to make a difference on our trips and in our offices. 

 
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The HWTR Goals and our Trafalgar 2025 Commitment

GOAL 1

Climate Change 


Achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 or sooner.

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GOAL 2

Climate Change


Source 50% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
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GOAL 3

Sustainable Food Production

Reduce food waste by 50% across all hotels and ships by 2025.
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GOAL 4

Sustainable Food Production

Increase use of local and organic products in our supply chain by 2025.

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GOAL 5

Responsible Consumption

Reduce Printed brochures by 50% by 2025.


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GOAL 6

Responsible Consumption

Eliminate as many unnecessary single use plastics from our operations and itineraries by 2022.
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GOAL 7

Overtourism


Include at least one Make Travel Matter Experience on 50% of all itineraries by 2025.

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GOAL 8

Overtourism

Achieve a 20% increase of itineraries visiting developing regions by specialist brands by 2025.
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GOAL 9

Our Culture

Increase employee and market sentiment regarding diversity and inclusion across our brands.

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GOAL 10

Our Culture

Complete 30,000 volunteer hours by 2025.


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GOAL 11

Animal Welfare

Ensure all wildlife experiences across TTC brands adhere to our Animal Welfare Policy by 2021.

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Make Travel Matter (MTM) Experiences are conscious travel experiences available on our trips. MTM Experiences are chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have on their communities and those who experience them. Using a proprietary assessment tool, endorsed by industry experts and developed exclusively for Trafalgar and TTC’s family of brands, MTM Experiences are assessed against a robust set of criteria directly tied to the UN Global Goals. Travellers can identify MTM Experiences across our brands by locating the MTM Experience seal. 

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What you can expect on trip

MTM Experiences seek to encourage the greatest community benefit from travel and sustainable tourism, while educating guests on the UN Global Goals and the local community actions being taken to advance them. As a traveller you can be assured that your enriching experience is having a positive impact by partaking in one of these experiences.

Aligned to Goal 9 of our HWTR strategy, we are committed to including at least one MTM on 50% of itineraries by 2024. Currently you can enjoy 45 different sustainable travel experiences that meet the set UN criteria. Here are just a few.

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KENYA

Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy

On Trafalgar’s ‘Wonders of Kenya’ trip, guests learn firsthand from the rangers at Ol Peteja Conservancy about its endangered wildlife and ecosystem conservation efforts. Ol Peteja is home to 2 of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos and is a sanctuary for over 110 critically endangered black rhinos. This experience directly advances UN Global Goal 15: Life on Land.




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SOMERSET

Explore 15th-century Blackmore Farm

On our ‘Best of Britain’ itinerary, witness the care and passion Ian and Ann Dyer have for preserving farming traditions and history at this heritage listed property. Mentioned in the Domesday book of 1085, enjoy exploring this ancient manor with Ian complete with suits of armour and ancient weapons on the walls then wander the lush green pastures farm before a delicious lunch prepared by Ann. This experience directly supports UN Global Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. 

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JORDAN

Meet the talented women of Iraq Al-Amir

This truly touching encounter be a highlight of your ‘Best of Israel and Jordan Experience’, and you’ll learn how this female-owned organisation helps to empower these local women in rural Jordan financially by providing them with employment and skills making soap, notebooks from recycled paper and colourful pottery. You’ll leave inspired by the resilience and determination of these incredible women who’re using their skills to improve their lives and that of their community. This experience directly supports UN Global Goal 5: Gender 
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PHILANTHROPIC EFFORTS

Our TreadRight Projects

Trafalgar through our TreadRight foundation supports sustainable travel companies and initiatives around the world through donations as well as coaching which seeks to empower organizations to become truly sustainable long-term. By partnering with these projects, we are working to make travel matter for our planet, people and wildlife, as well as for our guests.

All TreadRight projects align with at least one United Nations Sustainability Development Goal, if not more. Here are all of our TreadRight projects to date.
 
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JOIN US

Take the Pledge

All members of Trafalgar and the TTC’s family of brands have stood up and personally committed to sharing TreadRight’s ethos as travellers, as travel providers and as members of the global travel industry. We invite you to join us and take the pledge to make a difference to people, planet and wildlife.

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is a registered trademark of the TreadRight Foundation.
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