At Thomson Worldwide, as part of our commitment to promote responsible tourism, we have made our mission to help protect the environment and the people in those destinations you travel to with us.
We care ...
Our focus has always been on providing value for money, quality holidays in some of the most beautiful countries around the world and like you, we care about the people and places we see on our travels.
We are proud to be part of TUI Travel PLC who believe we should enable people to explore and enjoy the world without harming it based on a commitment to sustainable development. While we acknowledge we have a long way to go on this journey, we recognise that the success of our business goes hand in hand with the way we treat our environment and people in our destinations.
We're working with a range of experts on the ground to protect the places you travel to. But we know that a difference can be made not only with local initiatives abroad but also offering alternative ways to get there. Air travel is inevitably a significant part of our holiday industry and, as such, when flight planning in the near future, we will be researching the carbon emissions of the airlines we use in order to give you the information you need to make an informed environmental choice.
We are also keen to promote alternative means of travel that will contribute to a more sustainable present and future. Take our excursions or add-ons for example. We've started looking for tours that are good for communities, promote local culture and traditions and help conserve the natural environment. You can now join walking safaris in Kenya and Southern Africa.
You can help too
We believe that we should all try to give something back, as well as taking away some incredible memories. Here are some things that you can do too, to make a positive difference:
- Buying locally made souvenirs or crafts
- Eating at local bars and cafes
- Be sensitive to the customs and traditions of the local people
- Going out on excursions that use local guides and drivers
- Getting around on public transport, bicycles or even walking when possible
- Taking quick showers instead of baths
- Re-using towels – not having them replaced daily
- Switching off TV, lights and air conditioning when leaving their room
- Not buying products made from endangered plants or wild animals
Specific Green Destination Guides
- Barbados Download PDF
- Dom. Republic Download PDF
- Grenada Download PDF
- India Download PDF
- Jamaica Download PDF
- Kenya Download PDF
- Mexico Download PDF
- Sri Lanka Download PDF
- St Lucia Download PDF
- Thailand Download PDF
- The Gambia Download PDF
- Tobago Download PDF
- Safari Trips Download PDF
World Care Fund
Thomson Worldwide are committed to providing great holidays now and in the future. So we're working hard to protect the environment and support local communities in the places you love to visit. Help us by donating a pound - all you need to do is say ‘yes’ to your World Care Fund donation when you book your holiday and we’ll take care of the rest.
Together we can do our bit for the planet. Find out more about the World Care Fund.
Just a Drop
Just a Drop is a charity that raises money to build wells, install hand pumps and carry out health and sanitation programmes to give them and their families clean, accessible water. Find out more about Just a Drop.
The Travel Foundation
The Travel Foundation is a charity that cares for local communities in our favourite holiday destinations by helping locals set up their own tourism businesses. Find out more about The Travel Foundation