Travel is the biggest industry in the world. And with this comes the responsibility to protect our planet from the negative environmental impact that travel can have.
Our Head of Sales, Greg Wilken attended the ‘Travel Daily Sustainability Summit’, which was all about sharing best practice in travel and tourism to save the planet for future generations. We discussed ideas, learnt from each other and all shared our own sustainable practices. We were proud to see such strong leadership with initiatives across a wide variety of sustainability areas.
TravelEdge’s sustainable practises extend into all areas of our business, whether that be our carbon offset program, working from a 5-star NABERS rated building significanly reducing carbon emissions, our Engagement Team environmental volunteering initiatives, right through to our #simplycups coffee cup recycling.
Our partners we choose to align with are also at the forefront of sustainable practices, below is just a small sample of what some of them are doing;
- By 2050 Qantas will have reduced their net emissions by 50%
- Rottnest Island is to become become the first major tourism destination in Australia to ban plastic straws
- Etihad became the first major airline to make a long haul flight with no single-use plastics on board. Marking the first step in their plans to eliminate 80% of single-use plastic from all operations by 2022
- Trafalgar is continuing its war on plastic by removing all single-use plastic water bottles from its coaches from this year as part of its commitment to being SUP-free on their trips by 2022
- Norwegian cruise line ‘Hurtigruten’ is honouring its sustainable travel ethos by ordering a third, low emission hybrid powered expedition cruise ship
- Virgin Austrlaia removed plastic straws and stirrers in Septemeber 2018, replacing them with paper straws and bamboo sitrrers which saw more than 260,000 plastic straws and 7.5 million plastic stirrers a year removed from operations
- Pan Pacific Hotels Group has already successfully implemented a zero plastic straw tolerance policy, and have managed to reduce the energy and water consumption per guest by an unprecedented 24.8% over the last five years