We're reimagining fairer,
more sustainable travel

Travel that benefits all; our environment,
ecosystems, local partners, and travellers.

Our commitment

In a changing world, never has reimagining travel been more important.

Our purpose here at TravelLocal is to connect people to reimagine travel. Now, as we face a global climate emergency, never has reimagining travel been more important. In a changing world, travel needs to change as well and we’re working hard to ensure that travel remains a wonderfully positive experience for the world.

The challenges we face as an industry aren’t easy to overcome and whilst we are continuing to work on many improvements we don’t have all the answers. We’re learning as we go, are optimistic and are taking significant steps on the path towards genuine sustainability.

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We’re committed to net-zero by 2050

As signatories of the Glasgow Declaration we’re publicly commited to a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030, and to reach net-zero as soon as possible before 2050.

Fund For Good

As part of our commitment to being a force for good in the travel industry, in 2023 we decided to set up the TravelLocal Fund For Good. This fund will be distributed to charities around the world that are doing crucial work to alleviate challenges like environmental degradation, wildlife conservation, and access to clean drinking water. We considered more than 6,000 charities worldwide in an effort to find those that would engage our customers, our Local Experts, and the TravelLocal team.

Our vision for travel

How we're making change


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Climate Action Plan 2023

The heart of our business lies in ensuring that travel is a force for good in the world and that’s why we were one of the signatories of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism. We have set out our sustainable goals for 2023, our plan to reach them, and an overview of what we plan to do in the year ahead.

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People and society

Our holidays revolve around local people and benefit the local economy - we try to weave this philosophy into all factors of your holiday.

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Environmental protection

As a travel company, travelling environmentally sustainably is our biggest challenge. Find out how we’re working towards reducing our environmental impact.

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Animal welfare

We are in continuous discussion with our partners regarding their animal-based activities; we research the experiences included on all tours, and will remove those that don’t adhere to our standards.

We're a Travelife partner

We are delighted to say that TravelLocal has partnered with Travelife, a renowned sustainability certification program within the travel industry. We're now striving towards achieving full certification within the next two years.

The TravelLocal team

Business as a force for good

Gone are the days where businesses only answer to shareholders. We believe business should be a force for good in the world, mindful of and responsible for its impact on the environment, it's employees and society as a whole.

We are now a certified B Corporation

As of March 2024, we are proud to be a certified B Corporation, meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. This is a significant achievement for us, and our B Impact Assessment score of 91.5 points speaks to our commitment to address key issues in the world of modern travel. Find out more about B Corporations and what it took for us to certify.

Sustainable news and tips

Learn about the inspiring efforts our local partners are making to help conserve and regenerate the destinations that you love to visit.

Buying local in the travel industry

Eco-conscious holiday destinations

How to avoid using single-use plastics on holiday

Amazing women in travel

Collaboration

Let's reimagine travel, together

Sustainability and ethics in travel is complex and there are often no easy solutions, but we are committed to learning and improving in collaboration with our local partners and you, our customers, to offer you the best possible travel experience.

If you have any topics or questions you’d like to raise, please get in touch:

sustainability@travellocal.com