Travel Curious Pledges to Offset 150% of their CO2e Footprint
Travel Curious will offset 100% of their CO2e footprint through the Sustainable Travel International Forestry Projects Program and donate an additional 50% of their emissions-value to the UK-based Make it Wild project.
Tour and experience specialist Travel Curious unveils its Carbon Pledge to measure and remove 150% of its CO2e emissions, using its industry-first, bespoke carbon calculator for private tours and experiences to accurately measure each individual private tour.
“We realize that climate change is, without a doubt, one of the biggest threats to our planet’s future.” explained Amir Azulay, Travel Curious’ CEO, “we know that tourism is responsible for 8% of the world’s carbon footprint and this has to be confronted. That’s why we’re committed to measuring and reducing our emissions and removing more than we produce.”
Travel Curious has partnered with Sustainable Travel International, to offset the carbon footprint of all trips booked after January 2019. Travel Curious has pledged to offset the carbon emitted during a tour by transportation, attractions visited, food consumed, consumables such as paper or plastic and web minutes spent searching, booking and reviewing the tour.
‘Carbon neutral is no longer enough’
Emma del Balzo, Head of Impact at Travel Curious explained “at Travel Curious we believe that carbon neutral is no longer enough, we elect to remove more carbon than we produce through planting and preserving trees, rewilding, and safeguarding ecologically rich habitats, to ensure that every Travel Curious tour has a positive impact on the environment.”
Commenting on the partnership, Paloma Zapata, CEO of Sustainable Travel International, said “We believe that the tourism industry can play an active role in the fight against climate change, while contributing to environmental and community well-being. Sustainable Travel International is proud to be the carbon offsetting partner of Travel Curious and we applaud them for the strong commitment they have made. We hope that their leadership inspires other tourism organizations to join the movement and take ambitious climate action.”
‘Donating an extra 50%’
To donate a further 50% of its emissions, the company is working with the Make it Wild project, a UK-based, family project founded and run by Helen and Christopher Neave. Make it Wild purchases land and plants indigenous trees of all types, creating new permanent woodlands for wildlife. To date they have planted 50,000 trees and intend to plant 10,000 each year.
Media Contact: Claire Harrison, Travel Curious – [email protected], 07834188199
About Travel Curious
Travel Curious creates highly-engaging, cultural tours, activities and experiences that bring destinations to life through the art of storytelling; helping travelers rise above the crowds and truly connect with the people and places they are visiting. They run 450 tours in 85 cities and specialise in helping travel and hospitality companies to seamlessly offer private tours and experiences to their customers, to add value for the customer and ultimately improve customer loyalty. They do this through their industry-leading platform which allows agents to instantly book experiences, with real-time availability.
About Sustainable Travel International
Sustainable Travel International is a mission-driven organization dedicated to protecting and conserving our planet’s most vulnerable destinations. We are transforming tourism’s impact on nature and people by working alongside local communities, engaging travelers and businesses in responsible practices, and strengthening destination management. Through our work, we aim to safeguard nature, combat climate change, and empower communities to preserve the integrity of destinations around the globe. To learn more visit www.sustainabletravel.org.
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