In January 2020, Explore was a founding signatory of Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency, a global community of travel companies and professionals committed to working together to create a better future for tourism. The next step was the development of our climate action plan which we published early in 2021. We believe that travel should change us, and not the world, and this plan outlines how we want to acknowledge and take action against our own footprint on this precious planet.
Our climate action plan has four elements; measure, reduce, mitigate and communicate. Each step in this plan is as important as the next and, as promised, we have finalised each part of the plan and confirmed some new partnerships.
We are striving to have the most comprehensive climate action plan in the industry. We are building a network of new relationships and partnerships to ensure our commitments are embedded in all of our decisions and all of our product, and that our promises are never misleading. We will inevitably make mistakes, and may not hit every target, but we know that we must aim high to spark systemic change. We will communicate our failings and successes, and continue to keep our plan up to date as we adapt.