The Travel Foundation will launch the consumer version of Travel Weekly’s Make Travel Greener campaign next month supported by leading travel firms and
The Sun newspaper.
The sustainable tourism charity’s Make Holidays Greener week will urge people to do at least three things on holiday to make a difference – such as buy locally, book excursions locally, turn down air-conditioning, use water sparingly and dispose of packaging before going on holiday.
The campaign will run from June 26 to July 3, directing holidaymakers to the Travel Foundation’s new consumer website at makeholidaysgreener.org.uk.
Abta, the Association of Independent Tour Operators, The Co-operative Travel, Tui Travel, Thomas Cook, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Holidays, Holiday Extras and Teletext Holidays are among those who have signed up to help, with The Sun turning its Saturday travel section green for the week.
Travel Foundation chief executive Sue Hurdle said: “There is still time to get involved. Every action helps, even if it is a link to the website. If every holidaymaker did three simple things it would create a significant impact.”
The Co-operative Travel will send shop managers into schools for the week to talk about making holidays more sustainable.
Make Travel Greener saw more than 10,000 travel staff take an online quiz about sustainability to raise awareness of the issue.