Travel that gives back!
Sian Pages – Travel Planner
We only have one world and together we need to help make a difference.
We aren’t just asking you to get involved, we are championing the cause.
Together we can make a difference and even the smallest of actions can help.
Every booking helps to protect and restore our planet, so you can feel even better about going on holiday…
Travel in the knowledge that your contribution is helping to protect and restore ecosystems, with environmental projects in the UK and overseas.
Bigger and smarter action is needed in this defining moment of a climate crisis and ecological breakdown.
Travel that gives back.
The difference your booking makes…
The breakdown of our climate is increasingly recognised as an urgent threat, to both nature and human society. From planting native trees to protecting seagrasses and even recreating natural ponds in the UK, your booking will work harder to make a difference.
When you book a holiday with me, a contribution per passenger is put towards our ‘Climate hero’ projects and 100% of your contribution goes here. The contribution can vary depending on the total value of the booking, but there is a minimum of £5 per person (includes children over 2 years old).
Climate Hero: Seagrasses
The Project: Protecting and Restoring Seagrasses
Why: Seagrasses can take and lock up carbon at a rate that is approximately 30x that of forests. They also improve water quality and provide crucial nursing grounds for fish and benefit dolphins, as well as seahorses!
Climate Hero: Termites
Location: West Africa
The Project: Conserving and reintroducing termite mounds
Why: We do not all experience the devastating effects of climate change equally. Africa will be hardest hit by climate change, yet has contributed the least. Severe droughts are becoming more common and termites are the heroes here. Despite their size they play a critical role in holding back desertification.
Climate Hero: Ponds
The Project: Restore small natural ponds across the UK
Why: Most ponds have been lost in the UK due to urbanisation and agriculture. Studies suggest that ponds are effective at taking carbon from the atmosphere and storing it into the soil. They also provide critical drinking water for wildlife and can even help to prevent floods.
Climate Hero: Native Trees
The Project: To restore the Caledonian forest in the Scottish Highlands.
Why: Historically, much of the Scottish Highlands were covered in a forest of majestic Scots pine and colourful broadleaf trees, home to a diversity of plants and animals. Today, the landscape is largely devoid of these woodlands and many of the species lost.
Climate Hero: Sea Otters
The Project: Sea otters keep underwater forests healthy.
Why: Sea otters are a keystone species, whose position in the food chain is crucial. By preying on sea urchins, who graze on kelp, they ensure the health of kelp forests and protect the many other species that thrive there. Along the Californian coast, marine recreation is growing and this is having significant behavioural and physiological negative consequences for the Southern Sea otter population. The team will be conducting research to better understand how tourism is negatively impacting sea otters.
Want More Information?
If you’d like to discuss your future travel plans you have in mind, get in contact with our in-house travel consultant, Sian Pages, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sian will be more than happy to spend time talking you through your options; remembering her service is delivered at no cost to clients and professional connections of Longhurst.