Our commitment to Sustainability

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We are committed to embedding sustainable practices in our own operations as well as offering sustainable alternatives in the main areas of our supply chain.

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Our mission statement

For over 40 years, Club Europe has taken young people on trips to explore and learn about the world. We want that world to be a beautiful and exciting place for young people to explore for the next 40 years and beyond.

We are committed to embedding sustainable practices in our own operations as well as offering sustainable alternatives in the main areas of our supply chain: transport, accommodation, excursions, and community. By the end of this season, we hope to have engaged all our colleagues, schools, and suppliers in our efforts.

As a responsible travel provider, we are working with ABTA’s sustainability team and Travelife for Tour Operators to increase sustainability in our product development, operations and marketing activities.

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Our Sustainability Badge

Watch out for our new green badge, which we are awarding to any suppliers or partners who are taking concrete steps to reduce their impact on the environment. Examples include:

  • Hotels that have signed up to an accredited scheme, such as ABTA's Travellife programme
  • Destinations with a stated commitment to sustainability
  • One of our own trips that has a lower carbon footprint

Please note, this not intended to be an official accreditation, but just a signpost to help you include sustainability when choosing your Club Europe trip. 

Our partners

Here’s what some of our partners are doing.

  • Since 2011, YHA has saved enough CO2 that is equivalent to a fully laden jumbo jet flying around the World (YHA UK).
  • Every mountain lift and snow-making system in Snow Space Salzburg is powered by renewable energy sources (Snow Space Salzburg).
  • We are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 (British Airways).
  • We strive to become the Netherlands’ most sustainable ho(s)tel chain as well as a CO2-neutral organisation. (StayOK, Netherlands).
  • The development of sustainable and responsible tourism has been an important part of the German National Tourist Board's strategy for more than 10 years. Their sustainability campaign "Feel Good" won a Silver Award at the World Travel Market’s Responsible Tourism Awards 2021.

Further links

Learn more about the people and policies we’re working with on our sustainability journey.

  • We are working with our partner charities Snow-Camp and Keys of Change to embrace better forms of travel.
  • We are delighted to be collaborating with the winter sports pre-loved clothing marketplace, WhoSki.
  • Click here to request a copy of our Sustainability Policy document.
  • We are also working closely with ABTA’s sustainability team.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead, anthropologist

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