Doing Our Bit
Travel impacts on the places and communities you discover and we, as a tour company, have a responsibility to minimise this and give back to the areas we visit.
This affects you, the traveller, as well so you’ll be happy to know that travelling by coach emits less carbon and other harmful greenhouse gases per passenger than other forms of transport – in fact it’s the most carbon-efficient way to travel above aeroplanes, cars and even trains.
Method of Travel Kilograms of C02 per passenger km
Source DEFRA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Conversion Figures June 2009 http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/business/reporting/conversion-factors.pdf.
* Car assumes national average of 1.56 people per car. ** Assumes average of 36 passengers
Sustaining the destinations we visit is of great importance to us at Busabout. We are part of a joint initiative by The Travel Corporation (TTC) family of brands called TreadRight; a not for profit working to ensure that the environment and communities we explore remain vibrant for future generations.
TreadRight is The Travel Corporation’s hub for all corporate social responsibility efforts, and manages a long-standing grants program that benefits sustainable tourism projects.
To date, TreadRight has committed more than USD 1.5 million to projects worldwide, and encourages industry best practice through our support for the World Travel & Tourism Council's Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. To learn more about our work at TreadRight, please visit us at www.treadright.org
> Take a string bag - perfect for carrying food from the market
> BYO water bottle and drink the tap water!
> Recycle! Most hostels and budget hotels have recycling facilties, so make sure you use them
> Buy a wind-Up phone/laptop charger. You'll never have to worry about plug points again!
> For short-haul travel, check out ferries, train and coach options before you book a flight.