A ten-point guide to help travel companies decarbonise during the Covid-19 pandemic has been created by adventure operator Intrepid Travel.

The free resource aims to provide an easy-to-follow action plan on reduction and offsetting for tourism businesses, to encourage the industry to rebuild more sustainably amid the pandemic.

The aim is to assist others in rebuilding responsibly for a more sustainable reset of the tourism industry, according to the company.

Intrepid Travel chief executive James Thornton said: “The Covid-19 crisis has brought our sector and the global economy to a halt this year and we would be remiss to not let it be for something good.

“We shouldn’t be aspiring for things to go back to normal, but rather redefine what normal means and use this period of travel stagnation to focus on rebuilding our businesses more ethically and sustainably, so that our earth is preserved for future generations to explore.”

The Quick Start Guide provides a way for travel companies to get started on their carbon journey by offering straightforward steps – from understanding how climate change is making an impact to developing a carbon management strategy.

It uses real examples from Intrepid to show how others can implement similar strategies within their own organisations.

The resource was written by Intrepid’s environmental impact specialist, Dr Susanne Etti, who has more than 15 years of experience in sustainability.

Advocating for net zero emissions by 2030 is one of the key areas Intrepid has identified as “critical” to a responsible rebuild of the travel industry.

The company will continue to introduce other initiatives and partnerships.