EasyJet holidays has become the first major UK operator to sign up to The Future of Tourism Coalition which has a global mission to place destinations at the centre of recovery strategies.
The operator recently revealed plans to offset the carbon emissions from its package holidays – comprising the fuel used for flights and in-destination transfers, as well as the energy used from hotel stays – without any cost being passed onto customers.
Signing up to The Future of Tourism Coalition builds on this commitment.
Aligning to the coalition’s 13 guiding principles, which focus on the well-being of destinations and communities, is the latest step in there company’s sustainability commitment.
More on its strategy, long-term commitments and actions are to be disclosed soon..
Chief executive Garry Wilson said: “It’s with great pride that we have signed up to The Future of Tourism Coalition.
“As a young business we set out to put sustainability at the heart of what we do and, given the challenging circumstances the whole industry has faced over the last year and a half or so, we think it’s even more important that we all do everything we can to support a positive future for tourism and the places we love and need to look after.
“We’re really looking forward to getting involved and playing our part in working together to build an even stronger and more sustainable industry.”
Jeremy Sampson, chief executive of The Travel Foundation and one of the six founding organisations of The Future of Tourism Coalition. added: ”As easyJet holidays continues its sustainability journey, it can take on a significant global leadership role, reimagining tourism and optimising its benefits for holiday destinations.
“By adopting the coalition’s principles, easyJet holidays is showing its intent, and will be a valuable member of a 600-strong community of organisations across the world that share this collective vision.”