Distinctive World Travel is committed to the principle of Sustainable Tourism and as such are involved with several charities.
We are also participants in AITO project PROTECT where in 2018 we pledge to reduce the paperwork sent to our clients by 50%.
In order to achieve this we have reformed the pre-travel documentation we send to our clients so that it is not only more informative and visually pleasing but also more concise. As a high volume of our clients travel to rainforest areas it makes sense for Distinctive to help reduce the destruction of trees for paper.
Our previous documentation consisted of 12 pieces of A4 paper including but not limited to a cover letter, itinerary, ticket information and a phrase book. By the end of the year we will have reduced this to just over five pieces of A4 paper by taking out non-essential information and redesigning the documentation.
We have for example, recently installed a scrap paper drawer and we will make notepads and books from the scrap paper. In 2019 will continue our efforts by looking into using biodegradable plastic for our document wallets or products incorporating sustainable palm oil around the office.
By doing this, we will reduce our paper usage and thus our overall carbon footprint. Our customers will be able to book with Distinctive in the knowledge that we are an environmentally conscious tour operator that actively practices sustainability in the office.
- -Cutting down our paper use by 50%