We are very excited and honoured to have received the Sustainability Champion of the Year – Large Agency award at the 2022 Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards!
This award has come from the travel industry and recognises us as leaders across the entire industry, recognising the hard work we are doing to promote sustainability and greener travel.
The Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards are the largest celebration of the travel trade in the UK & Ireland and the highest accolade for travel agencies and agents. The awards are designed to honour those travel agencies and travel agents who truly represent the best of the travel industry and recognise excellence in a range of categories and specialisms.
The glittering awards ceremony was held in front of more than 600 guests in London in association with headline sponsor Virgin Atlantic and was hosted by television and radio favourite Vernon Kay alongside Travel Weekly editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley. The award winners are selected based on voting by travel industry suppliers including tour operators, airlines, cruise lines and tourist boards, with some categories decided by panels of expert judges.
We want to say a huge thank you to all of our customers who have supported our Climate Hero Initiative and have helped to raise £10,000's to support sustainability projects.
Travel That Gives Back
Your holiday booking can now help to protect and restore our planet.
With the help of our Climate Hero initiative, you can feel even better about booking that dream trip or last-minute break.
Working alongside our environmental partner Mossy Earth, experts in rewilding, it couldn’t be easier to stand up for nature and be a part of the solution every time you choose to travel with us.
Rewilding can help create a healthier, more resilient natural world. Catch a glimpse of the projects we’re currently supporting in the video below.
How does it work?
- Every trip includes a Climate Hero Contribution of £5 per passenger
- If you feel compelled to contribute more to these projects that is great
- We promise regular updates of the impact of these projects on our blog & Facebook
What are Climate Heroes?
Climate Heroes are species that play a big role in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
It wasn’t just a tick in the box, another tree planting scheme, or a serving of ‘greenwashing’, we wanted to do so much more with our customers' help to make a real difference.
Here are a few examples of projects we're supporting:
Protecting Seagrass Meadows & Kelp Forests in Portugal
Seagrasses and Kelp can lock up carbon at a rate 30 times faster than trees. They also improve water quality and provide crucial nursing grounds for fish, dolphins, as well as seahorses. Now that’s something to feel good about! With the support of our customers, we’re helping to turn the tide on the sad state of our oceans.
Supporting Research To Better Protect Sea Otters In California
Sea otters are a keystone species, whose position in the food chain is crucial to keeping the ecosystem balanced. By preying on sea urchins, who graze on kelp, they ensure the health of kelp forests and protect the many other species that thrive there. Along the coast, marine recreation is growing and this is having significant consequences for the Southern Sea otter. With our customers' support, we’re helping to better protect these cute climate heroes.