How cute is this?! This Christmas one travel company is giving a gift to its customers and the environment. And in the wake of all the overtourism and sustainable tourism, it couldn’t come at a better time.
Sustainable tour operators, Undiscovered Mountains, are planting a tree for every booking made with them in the month of December.
The multi-activity holiday specialists have a strong commitment to sustainable tourism and are making the most of the festive season as an opportunity to encourage holidaymakers to be eco-friendly and responsible travellers.
The Alps-based company’s ‘Plant a Tree for Christmas’ scheme is a festive launch for the company’s new carbon offsetting programme in collaboration with social enterprise Mossy Earth, which allows travellers to off-set the environmental impact of their travel.
One tree would offset the carbon cost of an average European flight for one person.
The new carbon offsetting programme will normally see customers given the option to pay €9.99 (AU$15.00) to plant a tree when making their booking, but as a special festive launch for the new venture Undiscovered Mountains are covering the cost of planting a tree for every booking made through the month of December.
Sally Guillaume, Owner and Director of Undiscovered Mountains said, “Sustainable tourism is at the heart of what we do year-round.
“At Undiscovered Mountains we actively promote eco-friendly travel and we are passionate about launching our carbon offsetting scheme to compensate for the inevitable environmental impact that travel has.
“We are very excited to launch the scheme with our Plant a Tree for Christmas offer and we can’t wait to see our forest grow.”
Undiscovered Mountains have a specially allocated area within the Mossy Earth forest in Portugal. Those who sign up to plant a tree will receive a photograph of their tree as well as GPS co-ordinates so the tree can be located on the interactive forest map on the Undiscovered Mountains website, or even visited in person.
The Plant a Tree for Christmas offer is available for one tree per booking for every booking made through 1-31 December 2017.
You can find out more about the Plant a Tree for Christmas offer and carbon offsetting on the Undiscovered Mountains website.