THE Travel Corporation (TTC) has released its second annual global Impact Report, which tracks progress against the group’s five-year sustainability strategy, ‘How We Tread Right’.
The company’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of The TreadRight Foundation Shannon Guihan said the report “provides direct insight into the work we’ve done to achieve our sustainability ambitions to date as we continue to work towards achieving our long-term goals”.
“These focus on climate action, sustainable food production, responsible consumption, travel experiences, diversity, equity and inclusion, and animal welfare,” she added.
The report details TTC’s journey towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, as well as other objectives including sourcing 50% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025, and reducing food waste by 50% across all hotels and ships by 2023 – view the full report here.
At the same time, the company has published new research on sustainable travel sentiment among Australians, which found that a third (33%) of those who are travelling in the next 12 months say they will seek out the most sustainable option.
Additionally, almost half of Australians (48%) said they want to visit hotels, operators and restaurants that aim to reduce food waste, and more than 64% said they desire opportunities to interact with local wildlife and nature when booking a sustainable holiday.
The research also revealed that Gen Z is the most concerned generation when it comes to offsetting carbon emissions, with more than half (54%) agreeing that working towards net zero is one of the most important sustainable practices that a travel operator can make.
Pictured at the media launch event last night: Neil Rodgers, Managing Director, Adventure World; Alice Ager, Managing Director, Uniworld; Anna Thairs, event MC; David Hosking, Chief Executive Officer; The Travel Corporation Australia; Toni Ambler, Managing Director Oceania TTC Tour Brands; Ben Hall, Chief Executive Officer, AAT Kings Group.