A Commitment to Sustainability.

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At Inspiring Journeys, we’re committed to having a positive impact on the people and communities we visit, to help protect marine and wildlife, and to care for this incredible planet we call home.

OUR COMMITMENT WITH TREADRIGHT

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OUR COMMITMENT WITH TREADRIGHT

PEOPLE.

Powered by TreadRight we work to help support people and their communities, encouraging the cultures, traditions and arts of the places we visit. 

PLANET.

Our mission is to eliminate all avoidable single-use plastics in both our offices and out on the road by 2022, as well as the need for paper documentation on all of our journeys. 

WILDLIFE.

We are and will continuously assist to help native wildlife and species, in the places we call home.

TreadRight

Our Pledge

On World Tourism Day in 2019, Inspiring Journeys alongside The Travel Corporation family of brands signed TreadRight’s pledge.

“I will make my travel matter – for our planet, for people and for wildlife.

When I explore this planet, I will do my best to tread right.

I will refuse single use plastics when I can and recycle what I cannot avoid.

When possible, I will offset my travels.

When I meet new people, I will honour their home as I do my own, and do so in the spirit of diversity and inclusion.

I will purchase locally made items wherever possible and pay a fair price. 

When I experience wildlife, I will do so in nature.

I will not ride animals that ought not be ridden, or support animal cruelty in any way.

Together, we will tread right upon the earth – and we will make our travel matter.

This pledge has been created by TreadRight and made together with our TTC sister companies.”

                                                                                                       - Inspiring Journeys Team – supporting TreadRight

  

Reducing our environmental impact

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Reducing our environmental impact

We’ve introduced reusable drink bottles on all of our journeys, these are made from aluminium which is considered the most sustainable material for this use. We supply filtered cooled water for our guests onboard the coach removing any need for plastic bottled water.

Across our business, we use Bio Diesel to reduce emissions, and traveling by coach produces 87% less emissions than the same amount of people traveling by car.

In 2017, we introduced an e-documentation program which allows our guests to receive their travel documents digitally, replacing the need for paper as well as planting a tree in their name. To date, more than 700+ acres have been planted across North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa as part of TreadRight’s partnership with The Travel Corporation and One Tree Planted. 

We also use only 100% recycled Leipa paper for our brochures which saves 37,100 trees per year.

Community and People - Indigenous Travel

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Community and People - Indigenous Travel

We are committed to encouraging the cultures, traditions and arts of the communities we visit. We seek to enable these communities to see the true benefit from tourism through economic empowerment. Through our support of micro-enterprises and community-based tourism initiatives, we hope to build positive futures for community members and their families.

We use Indigenous guides wherever possible, and have an equal opportunity recruitment policy, actively supporting local people applying for roles. 

On an Inspiring Journeys trip, guests will experience authentic interactions with the Traditional Owners of these sacred lands, learning about their cultures and rich history, which dates back over 60,000 years.

In Katherine, you'll learn firsthand from artist Manuel Pamkal, who’ll share stories and the art of traditional 'Rarrk' painting. 

In New Zealand, meet the descendants of Māori warriors, go back in time with Rosie Belvie who will invite you to become immersed in the beauty and wisdom of her ancestors, honouring and celebrating their culture. 

PLANET AND WILDLIFE

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PLANET AND WILDLIFE

In Australia, Inspiring Journeys is a major supporter of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors. With our help, the fantastic team have rehabilitated over 2,466 koalas to be released back into the wild. 

We support the Kiwi Breeding Programme at Rainbow Springs Nature Park in New Zealand, which is the largest kiwi conservation hatchery in the world.  Here, an incredible 55% of chicks hatched nationwide are incubated and hatched.

Along with TreadRight, Inspiring Journeys has committed funding for the Tasmanian Devil, through research it's crucial to help develop a vaccine against the disease, which has reduced the population by 80% in the wild. 

Internationally, through The Travel Corporation's family of brands, we support elephant, rhino and big cat populations around the world, while also educating our guests on ethical wildlife experiences.