Together with the The Travel Corporation (TTC), we are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our business and safeguarding the future of our planet. That's why we are taking steps to eliminate single-use plastics in our operations, reduce our footprint by offering e-documents to our guests (and planting a tree in their name if they select this option), and ensure that our modes of transportation are as efficient and eco-friendly as possible.
ELIMINATION OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Inspired by TreadRight's sustainable practices, Luxury Gold has pledged to eliminate all non-essential single-use plastics across our business by 2022. In 2019, we are replacing our single-use plastic luggage tags with reusable tags and have undertaken a life-cycle assessment of all on-trip items to ensure these items are carbon offset. We’re also proud to provide Luxury Gold guests with elegant, reusable water bottles so you can stay hydrated the environmentally friendly way. We commit to providing potable drinking water for you along your journey in a sustainable way.
E-Documents & One Tree Planted
We are dedicated to reducing our environmental impact and giving back to the local communities that need an extra helping hand. That’s why we have introduced an e-documents option to our valued guests. For each guest who opts to receive e-documents we are committed to planting a tree in their name with our not-for-profit partner, One Tree Planted, whose sole mission is global reforestation. Thanks to our guests selecting e-documents, we have planted over 52 acres of trees globally since the program launched in 2018.
TTC has committed to focusing all of our brands' tree-planting efforts through the E-Docs initiative towards Australia in 2020, in Bushfire Recover Nurseries with a focus on habitat-rebuilding for affected species including the black glossy cockatoo and koala. Our partner One Tree Planted has committed to planting 1 million trees across Australia as part of a 5-year project in partnership with the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife and Australia’s National Parks.
Coach travel has been proven to reduce congestion and create less pollution per passenger kilometre than any other form of transport. Coach travel creates approximately 85% less CO2 per passenger kilometre than car and air travel, and nearly 40% less CO2 per passenger kilometre than rail travel.
The Luxury Gold coach fleet is among the most efficient in Europe, complying with EU emissions standards. Over the past two decades EU emissions standards have made it so that Euro Emissions 6 registered vehicles create up to 97% less particulate emissions and 95% less nitrogen oxide emissions than those vehicles meeting previous Euro Emissions standards.
As part of our continuing sustainability journey, we feel it’s increasingly important to provide our guests and our team with the necessary tools and information to allow them to make responsible travel choices whenever possible. With this in mind, we are now happy to provide you with opportunities to carbon offset your travel experience.
Coach travel causes less pollution per passenger mile than any other transportation option.
Source: DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Greenhouse
Gas (GHG) conversion factors 2014.
* Car assumes UK average of 1.5 people per car.
** Coach assumes average of 36 passengers.