Over a decade ago, we introduced a clean water program to preserve our rivers and waterways, which many in the industry have since followed. As a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation and Uniworld, we partner with the TreadRight Foundation to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come.
Travel has provided us the chance to give back and lift up others, and we strive to do so whenever possible.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER PLEDGE
In celebration of World Tourism Day, we’ve partnered with The TreadRight Foundation and our parent company, The Travel Corporation, to launch the Make Travel Matter Pledge. Uniworld employees, alongside our 10,000 colleagues across 42 travel brands worldwide, have been asked to take this pledge to make travel matter and help protect people, the planet and wildlife. As travelers, travel providers and members of the global travel industry, this pledge serves as the next step in our long-standing commitment to sustainable tourism and conscious travel.
Watch Uniworld teams across the globe take the pledge.
We hope you’ll join us!
Say Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics
It is estimated that an additional eight million tons of plastic pour into our oceans every year. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, if nothing is done to push back against the deluge of plastics currently overwhelming our oceans there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050.
Under the guidance of our parent company, The Travel Corporation, and their not-for-profit foundation, TreadRight, we will ban more than 60 types of single-use plastics across all operations—including straws, water bottles and plastic bags—by 2022. It's all part of our commitment to ensure the environment remains vibrant for generations to come.
Founded in 2008 by Uniworld’s parent company, The Travel Corporation, the TreadRight Foundation encourages sustainable tourism and has completed more than 40 projects that have benefited the environment as well as local culture and heritage. In 2015, TreadRight named their first ambassador, leading environmentalist and explorer Céline Cousteau. Céline has traveled the world while working to preserve marine life as well as indigenous tribes in the Amazon.
From organic wineries to small, family-run enterprises, Uniworld is committed to supporting environmentally conscious business throughout the destinations to which we travel. By introducing our guests to these local and sustainable ventures, we are able to provide truly unique experiences to travelers while bringing economic opportunity to the region.
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.
If you’re looking to offset your carbon footprint for an upcoming or previous travel experience, our not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation has identified four leading carbon offset programs - Conservation International Carbon Fund, myclimate, The Nature Conservancy, and Rainforest Concern—Forest Credits - that provide travelers with a number of ways in which to offset your travel experiences and a variety of carbon offset projects to choose from.
One Tree Planted
Small actions can make a big difference, as proven true with our One Tree Planted partnership. After booking your cruise, if you elect to receive your pre-cruise documents digitally, we will plant a tree in your honor—a simple move that can leave a lasting impact.