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Reducing the environmental impact of our business is at the core of what we do at Insight Vacations. That's why we're working together with our sister brands at The Travel Corporation (TTC) to eliminate all avoidable single-use plastics in our operations, reduce our footprint by offering an e-documents option to our guests, and use the most efficient and eco-friendly modes of transportation as possible.
Read our climate emergency declaration.
Goals #1 and #2 of our sustainability strategy, How We Tread Right (HWTR) respectively commit to reaching net zero by 2050 and ensuring that 50% of our electricity is secured from renewable sources by 2025. To support our goals, we’ve built a four-point Climate Action Plan that will help us manage the carbon footprint of our business and tours, with a focus on reducing emissions and restoring biodiversity. In addition, we commit to learning and adapting as technology and innovation help us in our transition to a low-carbon business.
Our plan builds on progress made to date and evaluates how we become a part of the global effort to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century, as outlined by the International Panel on Climate Change.
Environmentalist | Explorer | Filmmaker
Céline travels the world helping to communicate the stories that connect humans and the environment. “Every journey we take deepens our appreciation and respect for this planet we all call home. The Americas offer some of the most awe-inspiring sights on earth, which I have been fortunate to see while navigating the Amazon and tracking the gray whale migration from Mexico to Alaska. We must make our travels sustainable – so our planet sustains us.”
A selection of Insight tours feature experiences where you can discover and experience the natural world in ways that abide by our sustainability and conservation principles. Look for these experiences in the highlights section of our tour pages.
We use e-docs for a greener future: Your documents will be delivered electronically in PDF format 2-3 weeks prior to departure. Thanks to travelling paper free, you’re supporting our sustainability efforts to reduce our environmental impact wherever possible.
We at Insight Vacations remain dedicated to removing as many unnecessary single use plastics from our worldwide supply chains on our immersive tours and experiences delivered in countries around the world, every day.
We continue to reduce most unnecessary single use plastics within all Insight Vacations operations and offices. We still have a long way to go. We remain committed and dedicated to achieving these important steps by December 2022.
On your tour with us, we will also identify where you can refill a reusable water bottle if you bring one with you - look for tours with the water bottle badge, indicating that you can top up your reusable water bottle with potable drinking water. We hope you’ll join us in making more sustainable choices on your tours with us.
Coach travel has been proven to reduce congestion and create less pollution per passenger kilometre than any other form of transport. Coach travel creates approximately 85% less CO2 per passenger kilometre than car and air travel, and nearly 40% less CO2 per passenger kilometre than rail travel.
The Insight Vacations coach fleet is among the most efficient in Europe, complying with EU emissions standards. Over the past two decades EU emissions standards have made it so that Euro Emissions 6 registered vehicles create up to 97% less particulate emissions and 95% less nitrogen oxide emissions than those vehicles meeting previous Euro Emissions standards.
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