What else is Contiki doing to reduce its carbon footprint?
Contiki works closely with our parent company, The Travel Corporation, and has a Climate Action Plan in place. Learn more about it here.
Contiki is taking several steps to reduce its carbon footprint:
• Contiki's Haus Schoneck in Hopfgarten is powered by 100% renewable energy, and our Chateau de Cruix in France is expected to secure 100% renewable energy in 2022.
• We use the most fuel-efficient Euro 6 coaches throughout Europe and coaches in other regions meet or exceed efficiency standards. Our Contiki Europe coaches are fitted with rooftop solar panels to lengthen the lifetime of the batteries.
• We’re developing more staycation trips for travelers who want to skip a plane ride and travel local
• Where possible, we’re opting to include travel by rail instead of short-haul flights. Trains have a smaller carbon footprint than airplanes and you’ll get a real taste of traveling through the country.
• We’ve launched a new vegan-friendly itinerary and offer vegetarian meals on all our trips – just request this at the time of booking!
• We’re working with partners to increase the use of local food products, reducing GHGs associated with transport and increasing local food security.
• We’re assessing the use of biofuels for our coaches within Europe.
• We’re working with the World Travel and Tourism Council and ABTA on producing road maps for the groups to reach climate neutral by 2050, including engagement with suppliers.
• From 2022, Contiki as a company will be completely carbon neutral. That means we’ll be offsetting our offices, business travel and Trip Manager travel as well.