(Ancient Indian proverb).
Taking young people away on educational school trips both in the UK and beyond is at the heart of Club Europe’s business and it’s what we love doing. But we, and our young clients, are increasingly aware that tourism can also have a negative impact on host-destination environments, economies and communities. As a responsible travel provider, we are committed to sustainability in our development, operations and marketing.
So, we have started our sustainability journey, by signing the ABTA sustainability commitment and are working towards our “Engaged” status for Travelife for Tour Operators.
Our commitment to sustainability aligns with the definition of responsible tourism; tourism that ‘creates better places for people to live in and better places to visit’ (Cape Town Declaration for Responsible Tourism, 2002).
We have committed to:
(Margaret Mead, anthropologist).
We have just begun this journey and will keep you posted with our ideas, projects, successes and challenges along the way.
We are brimming with ideas: from refusing plastic bottles with your picnic lunches, discovering how our suppliers heat their buildings, working with our partner charities Snow-Camp and Keys of Change embracing better forms of travel, be it by train, off-setting the carbon or educational tours in the UK to feeding the birds outside the office, there are a myriad of ways to make a positive impact. We’re very excited about this new stage in Club Europe’s life!