The 'Much Better' Bit
We’re on a mission to build the world’s most positive impact travel company.
We're in the midst of a climate and biodiversity crisis.
Protecting and restoring our natural world is the key to solving it.
We work with 100% locally owned, independent businesses, cutting out middlemen, inefficiencies and greedy mark-ups. As a result, our customers get better value, and for every $100 spent, $78 on average goes in to the local economy.
To put things into perspective, that number is as low as $5 for typical mass tourism according to research from the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), which is plain criminal.
Our model for adventure can be a major driving force behind the conservation and protection of our natural wonders, and one of the keys to tackling the global climate and biodiversity crisis.
Here’s how it works:
1. Supporting Local Communities
We’ve ripped up the typical travel company rulebook, designing a platform model that maximizes the flow of money directly into these rural communities. This creates jobs and sustainable livelihoods in wilderness areas that is essential to the conservation of them.
Read how the power of adventure can protect the world’s wild places.
2. Funding Conservation
On top of that, 5% of our revenues (not profits) go in to our Foundation, primarily focussed on conservation, re-forestation and rewilding projects chosen for their potential to remove at least 2x more carbon from the atmosphere than enter it as a result of our trips.
3. Reducing carbon
Through our support for reforestation and rewilding projects we remove at least 2x more carbon from the atmosphere than enter it as a result of our trips. We measure and report on our carbon footprint annually, have a transparent carbon reduction plan in place, and spearheaded the climate emergency movement in tourism.
We amplify our impact by collaborating with NGO’s, activists and environmentalists to spearhead campaigns on urgent issues.
We've unified global tourism leaders around a commitment to cut carbon at least in half over the next decade, and fought to protect Europe’s last free flowing river.
"One of the best travel companies committed to climate action"
We can do Much Better Yet
We don't claim to have all the answers, but are committed to transparently sharing our progress and learnings, and invite feedback at any time to help us improve.
Ultimately we do believe that travel, rather than be part of the problem, can be a major part of the solution. Too often it is not.
For us, it's a mission, a philosophy and a way of life.
We owe it to the world to never stop working at it.