Adventure travel company, World Expeditions, has added its voice to the sector-wide movement to reduce carbon emissions by at least 50% over the next decade, signing up to the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism.
As a signatory, World Expeditions has pledged to continue leading by example in the travel industry, to drive action and to share knowledge and to help motivate others towards the shared goal of reaching net zero.
Its first act as a signatory is to expand its responsible travel charter to further protect the communities and nurture the environments its travellers love, announcing its intention to incorporate regenerative travel practices into its global operations.
“Regenerative travel aims to leave a place improved or restored,” says World Expeditions CEO, Sue Badyari. “It goes beyond sustainable travel, which seeks to leave a place in the same way you found it.”
“Responsible Travel had always been at the core of the company’s operations,” Ms Badyari said, “and I’m pleased to join the industry-wide movement by signing the Glasgow Declaration and I encourage others to do the same.”
“We’re proud of our long list of firsts in this area but, as tourism has evolved, so has our commitment to responsible and sustainable travel and now’s the time to do more,” she said. “We’re proud to be a front-runner in expanding our charter to incorporate restorative travel.”
“It's about actively improving the social and/or environmental conditions in the destinations we visit, integrating sustainable practices and offering purpose programs that leave the places better than we found them,” Ms Badyari said. “Choosing regenerative travel won't just benefit you and the places and communities you'll visit, but also the generations to come.”
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