Top News Trafalgar, Costsaver expand repertoire of sustainable tourism offerings By TTG Asia / Posted on 27 September, 2021 16:09 The Travel Corporation (TTC)’s Trafalgar and sister brand Costsaver plan to increase their sustainable tourism products to support the post-Covid travel rebound, by offering a minimum of one conscious travel experience on every land tour by 2023. Dubbed Make Travel Matter Experiences, these tour offerings launched in 2020 aim to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by offering guests rich, meaningful travel opportunities that have a positive impact on the communities they visit. TCC brands, Trafalgar and Costsaver, to support the rebuild of tourism through sustainable product development Using a proprietary assessment tool endorsed by industry experts and developed exclusively for Trafalgar and TTC’s family of brands, Make Travel Matter Experiences are assessed against a set of criteria directly tied to these UN Global Goals. Already available on 100 per cent of trips through Asia and with a total of 98 experiences across the globe, the brands are committing to extend the offering to one on every tour. These experiences can be identified by the Make Travel Matter Experience seal on the brands’ websites. Gavin Tollman, CEO of Trafalgar, said: “As a company with sustainable and responsible travel ingrained in our DNA, we are taking every step possible to secure the future for our industry. In the wake of the pandemic, every travel organisation should be reviewing and assessing their operations in line with the UN Global Goals and this is just one way we are securing a more inclusive future for the people and places we visit and our guests”. The brands’ sustainability officer Gemma Myhill added: “With this change, not only will our guests continue to have incredibly rich experiences when they tour with us, but they will also know their travels will meaningfully give back to local communities, wildlife and the planet, no matter the destination they choose”.