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.
Elimination of Single-Use Plastics
We at Insight Vacations remain dedicated to removing as many unnecessary single use plastics from our worldwide supply chains on our immersive trips 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 trip with us, we will also identify where you can refill a reusable water bottle if you bring one with you - look for trips with this 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 trips with us.
E-Documents & One Tree Planted
In 2017, we introduced our e-documents program to make it easy and convenient to access your travel documents. When you choose e-documents you eliminate the need for paper while also having a tree planted in your name in either Northern California or Tasmania as part of our partnership with One Tree Planted.
In 2018 alone, the Travel Corporation (TTC) family of brands planted over 350 acres of trees, helping reforest devastated lands. By choosing the sustainable option, our guests have saved 770 mature trees from being destroyed.
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.
Coach travel causes less pollution per passenger mile than any other transportation option.
Source: DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) conversion factors 2014.
* Car assumes UK average of 1.5 people per car.
** Coach assumes average of 36 passengers.
As part of our continuing sustainability journey, we feel it’s increasingly important to provide our guests and our team with the necessary tools and information to allow them to make responsible travel choices whenever possible. With this in mind, we are now happy to provide you with opportunities to carbon offset your travel experience.