Wholesalers

Insight Vacations celebrates new partnership with tree planting morning

The folk over at Insight Vacations have been busy bees this morning, celebrating their new partnership with One Tree Planted with a gardening session in Paddington!

John Veitch, Karen Deveson
John Veitch, Karen Deveson

The entire Insight Vacations team along with John Veitch, TTC CEO, Lorraine Sharp Insight Vacations MD and Karen Deveson, Head of Marketing – were all in attendance for the reforestation activity in TTC’s local community, Trumper Park in Paddington.

Under the partnership, a tree will be planted in Tasmania for every guest who chooses to receive e-docs instead of paper documents.

IMG_9975

The partnership, which officially began in 2018, has been planting trees on behalf of guests in Northern California or Vietnam and will now be planted locally, allowing Australian travellers to make a positive environmental impact in their own country.

“We’re very excited to partner with One Tree Planted, whose principles and values align with ours in terms of sharing our passion for sustaining the planet and its environment, something we as Australians are very much at the forefront of,” Lorraine Sharp, Managing Director of Insight Vacations said.

“We look forward to our travel agents sharing this news with their clients, as I’m sure they’ll love having a tree planted in their name, in their own backyard.”

Tasmania is Australia’s last refuge for some of the nation’s most endangered animals – species that are on the brink of extinction including the Tasmanian Devil, Eastern Bettong, Eastern Quoll and Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

Robyn Brown, Insight Vacations
Robyn Brown, Insight Vacations

Together with Insight Vacations, One Tree Planted will work throughout the state to relink and restore habitats across the Tasmanian midlands for the critically endangered animals, while also helping to revitalise local farming opportunities.

“Our goal for 2019 is to restore 10 hectares of threatened species habitat in Tasmania and ensure the future sustainability of some of Australia’s most unique mammals and birds,” said Matt Hill, Chief Environmental Evangelist of One Tree Planted.

Over 20 tree species will be planted in Tasmania, including Eucalyptus ovata, Eucalyptus rodwayii, Eucalyptus pauciflora, Lepto lanigerum, Acacia dealbata and Acacia verticilata to name a few.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Aviation

Wild winds and IT outage wreak havoc at Sydney Airport

by Christian Fleetwood

Travellers flying from Sydney Airport have been met with massive delays due to an Australian Border Force outage and gale force winds.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Wholesaler wrap: Viva Holidays says hello to Harry Potter, Wendy Wu’s early bird specials + more!

It’s Monday, folks, and that means two things: it’s time for our weekly wholesaler wrap, and for some hair-of-the-dog treatment for Travel Weekly’s editor at the local pub.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

“How ridiculous”: Pauline Hanson likens Uluru climbing ban to closing Bondi Beach

by Huntley Mitchell

In an interview that is sure to have many an Aussie giving themselves a face palm, outspoken One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has provided her take on the Uluru climbing ban.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

MH370 investigation suspects pilot was in control until the end

by Christian Fleetwood

The only country still investigating the tragic disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has seemingly uncovered the latest chink in an ongoing chain of events that transpired before the crash of the aircraft.

Share

CommentComments

Events

HURRY! Travel DAZE early bird ticket deal ends soon!

Did you buy some new runners recently but are yet to test them out? Racing to take advantage of this Travel DAZE ticket deal would be the perfect way to wear them in!

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Microchips to tell travellers when hotel linens were last washed

Travel Weekly’s editor likes to wash his linens just once a year – twice if he manages to accidentally get spew on the sheets.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to 8 dark tourism destinations

Do you have clients who are keen to visit the site of the Chernobyl disaster? Whet their dark tourism appetite even more with this.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Hotel siege leaves 26 dead, 50 wounded

The hotel was rammed by a car containing explosives before being set upon by gunmen for 14 hours, resulting in the tragic deaths of 26 people.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Tourism New Zealand puts Aussie travel agents front and centre in latest brand campaign

Perhaps the most impressive part of this campaign is the pose being struck by the man in the accompanying photo.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Excite Holidays and Brand USA launch music-inspired trade campaign

The wholesaler has unveiled a new music-inspired campaign for the US which, thankfully, doesn’t feature the dreadful Rebecca Black.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Google gives Translate app a major upgrade

Travelling in a country where you don’t speak the local language has just become a whole lot easier, thanks to the tech giant.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Dozens injured after flight bound for Sydney hits severe turbulence

by Huntley Mitchell

A flight travelling to Sydney has been forced to divert after hitting a big bout of turbulence, leaving 37 people injured.

Share

CommentComments