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Want to travel more responsibly? Here’s how…

Locals in Peru

We all wanna travel more responsibly. And let’s be real, if we can’t collectively shape a greener, more responsible future for travel, then there simply won’t be a future for travel.

That’s why we set out our 2025 11-point sustainability strategy (which we’re constantly checking ourselves against). But we know you’re all as passionate about this stuff as we are.

So, with a bit of help from our sustainability partners at TreadRight, we’ve put together a simple checklist so you can explore more responsibly next time you’re ready to hit the road.

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The Checklist

It’s so easy! You can download this pdf right here and use it as a guide for all of your travels (and even your day to day life) so that you’re making sure that you are travelling as responsibly as possible. Send it to your favourite travel buddies, as well as your friends and family, that way we can all collectively try and make a difference to the gorgeous destinations we’re travelling to, and to the world.

Of course, it’s not all about ticking boxes, and maybe you want a little more explanation – so here are a few tips below to help you get started.

1. Do your research

Sustainable travel can start long before your feet hit the tarmac and your shades slip out their case. Doing your research before you set off can slash your carbon footprint and ensure you set you off on your keenest, greenest foot. Not sure what we mean? Here are a few pointers:

Costa Rica

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2. Be prepa(aa)red

Scar from the Lion King had a point. Not about the need for a hyena military dictatorship per se, but more about the importance of being prepared. And this is definitely the case when it comes to responsible travel, especially when you’re at the packing stage. So, what’s in your bag? Here are a few tips for prepping more sustainably:

Looking for more sustainable packing tips? Why not check out our awesome Alexa pack my bags skill? Just tell her where you’re going and she’ll build you a bespoke, sustainable packing list. Pretty neat right?

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3. Tread right when travelling

You’ve done your research. You’ve got your trusty reusable water bottle in your bag. And now you’re finally on the road (lucky you). Here are some tips to make your trip as responsible as it is remarkable:

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4. And when you get back home?

Share your top tips (and incredible experiences) with your mates and family, of course! And don’t forget to download your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® checklist right here, and share it with your crew.

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