Travel has the power to open our eyes to the beauty of the world, but it also comes with a responsibility to protect that beauty. The hospitality sector, while providing invaluable experiences, can significantly impact the environment through food waste, energy inefficiency, water pollution, carbon emissions, and single-use plastics. However, travel can also be a force for good, enriching communities, promoting positive change, and protecting our planet. Leading the charge are two eco-conscious brands, AliKats Mountain Holidays and Wild England, who have joined forces to create more responsible travel experiences.

Choose Eco-Conscious Accommodation

Choose Eco-Conscious Accommodation

AliKats Mountain Holidays is redefining luxury in the French Alps with their low-impact chalet holidays. By winning a Global Good Award, they’ve showcased their commitment to social and environmental sustainability through initiatives like permaculture gardening, a zero food waste initiative, renewable energy usage, carbon reduction efforts, and community actions to protect mountain environments. When planning your next holiday, consider staying with businesses like AliKats that prioritise the planet without compromising on luxury.

Opt for Sustainable Amenities

Opt for Sustainable Amenities

The partnership between AliKats and Wild England addresses a common issue in the luxury hospitality sector – the reliance on single-use plastics for toiletries. Wild England offers a solution with its luxurious bathroom products made from planet-friendly ingredients, packaged in large, glass refillable containers. These high-quality, eco-friendly amenities don’t just benefit the environment; they’re also kind to your skin, being paraben and SBS-free, and come with individual signature scents. Look for accommodations that offer such sustainable amenities, or travel with your own eco-friendly products.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Opt for Overland Travel

Whenever possible, choose trains or buses over planes. Overland travel generally produces fewer carbon emissions compared to flying and can offer a more scenic and enjoyable experience. For shorter distances, consider renting bikes or walking to explore your destination in a more intimate and eco-friendly manner.

Offset Carbon Emissions

When air travel is unavoidable, look into carbon offsetting options. Many airlines and third-party organisations offer programs that calculate the carbon footprint of your flight and allow you to invest in environmental projects designed to offset this impact. This can include reforestation projects or investments in renewable energy.

Practice Responsible Tourism

Practice Responsible Tourism

Support Local Economies

Choose local and independent businesses for your accommodations, meals, and shopping needs. Spending your money locally helps support the community and reduces the environmental costs associated with importing goods and services.

Leave No Trace

Be mindful of your impact on natural surroundings. Stick to marked trails while hiking, avoid disturbing wildlife, and carry out all trash. Use reusable water bottles, straws, and shopping bags to minimise waste.

Educate Yourself and Others

Learn about the environmental challenges facing the places you visit. Respect local customs and conservation efforts. Share your sustainable travel experiences and tips with others to inspire more eco-friendly travel choices.

By incorporating these sustainable practices into your travel plans, you’re not only enhancing your own experience but also contributing to the preservation and well-being of the destinations you visit. Sustainable travel is about making conscious choices that ensure future generations can enjoy the world’s beauty and diversity as much as we do today.

Exclusive Opportunities for Our Readers

Exclusive Opportunities for Our Readers

We’re thrilled to present an exclusive offer designed to enhance your sustainable travel experience. Immerse yourself in the eco-luxury of Wild England with a special gift box featuring their environmentally friendly cleansing gel and body lotion (2 x 500ml), available in either Lavender & Eucalyptus or Sweet Orange & Cardamom. To make this experience even more rewarding, we’re providing an exclusive referral code: EARTHLYTASTE15. This code entitles you to a €100 discount per person on an enchanting AliKats ski holiday and a 15% discount on all Wild England products.

To indulge in Wild England’s exquisite range with a 15% discount, simply apply the referral code EARTHLYTASTE15 at checkout when purchasing online. And for those looking forward to a snowy retreat, secure a €100 per person discount on a catered chalet holiday with AliKats Mountain Holidays in January or March 2025 by mentioning the same code EARTHLYTASTE15 when booking via email. This is our way of making your sustainable travel ventures more accessible and indulgent.

Travel More Sustainably

Travel More Sustainably

Choosing sustainable travel experiences is about making informed decisions that align with the well-being of our planet. By opting for eco-conscious accommodations you’re contributing to a more sustainable, responsible tourism industry. Remember, every small choice can lead to significant change, and together, we can ensure the beauty of the world for generations to come.

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