Travel is one of the largest sources of an individual, company/organisation's carbon footprint. In these times, travel is very visible as a source of green-house gas emissions and for these reasons, the industry is very active in strategies to reduce energy and carbon - however the emissions cannot be reduced to zero.
Proactive travel industry providers are now engaged in carbon management programmes to regularly measure and report carbon - some by specific commitments, such as in the Association of Independent Travel Operators (AITO) programme and others within their own Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) frameworks..
Did you know?
Travellers cause ca. 0.5 tonnes of unavoidable CO2 emissions per person for their European continent holidays. Travellers can make sustainable choices during their stays but the carbon footprint remains. This impact can be compensated by supporting international carbon offsetting projects from as little as £2 per passenger travelling.
How Carbon Footprint Helps Travel Agents
We always promote carbon reduction strategies and low carbon options before any carbon offsetting. We can help you to articulate this (without 'preaching') to your clients so they have all the facts.
Inevitably, there are unavoidable carbon emissions from your travel itineraries - these need to be compensated for. Our range of International Programmes supports this. In addition to reducing carbon, these programmes benefit some of the world's lesser developed regions, providing healthcare, education and employment opportunities.
To discuss carbon offsetting for your business call +44 (0)1256 345 465/Contact Us