Responsible Travel and the climate crisis

Responsible tourism creates many benefits to local communities and the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. You can read specific evidence of this on every holiday page.

Our holidays also generate CO2 emissions that contribute to the climate crisis. We have also included CO2 information and advice on every holiday page.

Finally, because Governments as well as travellers have a responsibility to act, we’ve consulted with experts and NGOs to create a plan for aviation and climate change, and are lobbying Governments to adopt it. Read about The Green Flying Duty.

Our history

2002   The first travel company in the world to offer carbon offsets

2009   The first travel company to drop carbon offsets and ask customers to fly less instead

2019   Publish CO2 information on every holiday page and propose The Green Flying Duty

2020   New study released (conducted by Professor Stefan Gossling and Dr Ya-Yen Sun) examining the carbon emissions of four holidays.

We are founding signatories of which is a new network of organisations, companies and individuals working in tourism who have come together to join other industries and regions in declaring a climate emergency.