To connect people to life-enriching travel experiences
What does travel do? It broadens our understanding of the world around us, connects us with people from cultures vastly different from our own, enables developing communities to flourish, and teaches us to be in awe of the great natural beauty of our planet. Now, more than ever, we need to seize every opportunity to adopt responsible travel practices as TourRadar continues to connect you with life-enriching experiences with our trusted tour operator partners.
To make it easy for travellers to tour responsibly
We are showcasing how tour operators incorporate sustainability into their tours, so you know exactly what impact your trip can have. On our platform, you have the power to choose your adventure and book tours operated by businesses with sustainable initiatives, tours that are led by locals or are locally-owned, and tours where your purchase supports community development and/or environmental projects. We are currently refreshing our operator pages so that information on sustainability is more easily available to you.
We offer travellers the opportunity to offset the carbon created on tour. Through our partner, CHOOOSE, you can calculate the amount of carbon created from the 1) air travel 2) accommodation 3) ground transportation from your tour, and then contribute to our curated carbon mitigation projects to decrease your carbon footprint.
We are building a bigger community of responsible travellers by providing information on responsible travel throughout our website and online magazine, Days to Come. Within our destination travel guides, you can now find tips on visiting your dream destination responsibly, as well as find information on how the destination itself is making sustainable travel possible.
Tour operators doing great things
Here are a few operators leading the charge in making positive change
We are continuously adding information to our tour operator About pages to make it easy for you to learn about the amazing initiatives tour operators around the world have in place to make your adventure sustainable.
ContikiIn addition to achieving carbon neutrality by 2022, Contiki (and The Travel Corporation’s family of brands) created MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®️ Experiences. These are conscious travel experiences have positive social and environmental impacts on communities.
TreXperienceTreXperience is a local Peruvian tour operator committed to environmental and social protection. All their tours include the local communities in their operations as food suppliers and transportation providers.
Explore!Sustainability is embedded within the fibre of Explore, it emanates from the inside out. But as we enter a new decade it is clearer than ever that our world needs help, and Explore has created a sustainability strategy based on the 2015 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
TrafalgarIn conjunction with The Travel Corporation, Trafalgar is dedicated to a five-year sustainability strategy called, How We Tread Right. This strategy is based on 11 goals that are closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
EuropamundoCarbon neutral since 2015, Europamundo understands that collaboration is key for sustainability. They have joined several networks and programs powered by the UN committed to the betterment of social and environmental issues around the world.
Choose your adventure
We are continuously working with our +2,500 tour operator partners to showcase their efforts in making your adventures sustainable. As this information becomes available, you can find more details about the sustainability initiatives by our tour operator partners within the operator's About page.
Bring climate action on your next adventure
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Your travel footprint matters
At TourRadar, we have made it easy for you to address the carbon footprint of your journey. With simple steps, you can ensure that the carbon emissions from your flight, ground transportation, and accommodation are being counted for and reduced via some of the best climate projects around the world. Your offset contribution goes directly to supporting CO2 reducing climate projects that are verified by the most comprehensive and stringent international standards.
About carbon offsetting
What is a carbon footprint?
A carbon footprint is defined by the emissions of greenhouse gases associated with any specific activity or transaction. The carbon footprint of travelling is primarily made of CO2 emissions from flights, accommodation, and ground transportation. Because of the wide range of activities involved and the fuel required, commercial aviation has a carbon footprint accounting for at least 2% of global human-induced CO2 emissions, and these emissions are unavoidable with current aircraft technology.
What is carbon offsetting
Carbon offsetting is a climate action that enables individuals and organizations to address the CO2 emissions they cannot avoid by supporting projects - like clean-energy producing wind farms or forestry projects - that verifiably reduce, capture, or avoid a proportional amount of CO2 emissions. Said another way, carbon offsetting enables travellers to balance the carbon emissions released as a result of their travelling.
Learn more about travelling responsibly
Whether you're an eco-warrior or don't know where to start your journey as a responsible traveller, we have a collection of articles that can help you learn more about the topic in our online travel magazine, Days to Come.