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Published on Monday, April 26, 2021

The Travel Corporation announces Climate Action Plan

The Travel Corporation (TTC) and its family of brands announced a five-step Climate Action Plan with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.

TTC and its TreadRight Foundation are investing in two nature-based carbon removal solutions, Project Vesta and GreenWave.

TreadRight has also launched a new Impact Hub in an effort to be transparent about the  progress made at TTC towards the groups' 11 sustainability goals, while also providing tips to travellers on how they can help. 

The Travel Corporation's Climate Action Plan addresses the first two goals of its five-year sustainability strategy.

Respectively, the goals commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and to sourcing 50% of electricity from renewable sources across the organisation by 2025.

This includes TTC's 20+ offices, 18 Red Carnation Hotels, 13 Uniworld ships, six accommodations/facilities, 500+ vehicles and more than 1,500 itineraries operated worldwide.

The company's Climate Action Plan progress made to-date includes the installation of solar panels in 2020 at the Uniworld head office in Encino, California.

"There is much debate as to the right approach when it comes to decarbonising travel and tourism, and our position is that this must be a process that begins now and commits to evolving as the solutions continue to improve," said Brett Tollman, Chief Executive of The Travel Corporation.

TTC says it has committed to carbon neutral offices and business travel beginning 1 January 2022, through its partnership with offset provider South Pole.

On the same timeline, Contiki will move ahead to become a completely carbon neutral business.

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