Our responsible travel policy is not set as a definitive set of instructions but as a constantly renewing and improving ethos of how we work. We are living in an age where travel and exploration is becoming more accessible to more people. Destinations that were once regarded as inaccessible are now becoming accessible to more people at lower costs. As a company that forms a part of this process we must play our part in ensuring that we manage the development of these destinations and ensure that we preserve the very things that led us to explore them in the first place.
Carbon Offsetting Your Flights
We offer our customers the chance to travel to some of the most amazing destinations on our planet. On many occasions it is the natural environment that is the reason the destination has become somewhere to visit and enjoy. Whether it is an amazing glacier in Greenland, forest habitat in West Sweden or whale migratory route in Iceland, it is important that, whilst visiting and enjoying these amazing destinations, we take responsibility for preserving them and the plants and animals that live there so that they can be enjoyed for many future generations to come.
Climate change is the most pressing global issue facing us all, with potential for significant community, biodiversity and environmental consequences across the world. To take responsibility for the impact on the climate, we offset the carbon emissions from the flights associated with the holiday you book through Off the Map Travel using ClimateCare. ClimateCare is an organisation that reduces global greenhouse gas emissions on behalf of companies and individuals. These reductions are made through a range of projects around the world that not only make real reductions in carbon emissions, but also make a difference to peoples’ lives. To find out more about ClimateCare and their emission reduction projects, visit www.climatecare.org.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Off the Map Travel is working with WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) to bring you the most exciting whale watching experiences that are both responsible and deliver a positive impact for the whales and dolphins we wish to help protect. WDC is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins and they defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue.
From Spring 2016, Off the Map Travel have been contributing to WDC’s projects on ensuring the conservation, safety and freedom of whales and dolphins all across the world so that they can continue with their vital work. You will also be able book your trip safe in the knowledge that Off the Map Travel works to the recommendations set out by WDC regarding their ‘no swim’ policies for dolphins and whales, and responsible whale watching.
From Autumn 2017, Off the Map Travel have adopted Holly, Bend, Fife and Simoon, four amazing orcas who are part of the Northern Resident population who spend the summer months around British Columbia, Canada!
We are extremely proud of our commitment to responsible whale watching and supporting WDC and are convinced that our customers will recognise that through us they will be planning the trip of a lifetime that helps protect whales and dolphins and keep them safe and free. Find out more about WDC’s work by visiting WDC.