Led by The Duke of Sussex in partnership with Booking.com, Expedia Group, Google, Skyscanner, Trip.com Group, Tripadvisor, and Visa, Travalyst is a non-profit organisation working to identify – and help bring about – the systemic changes needed in order for sustainable travel to be taken out of the niche, and into the mainstream.
We believe tourism can, and must, play a key role in achieving a sustainable future for our world; so we’re convening the key players, and catalysing the necessary action, to change the impact of travel, for good.
We are committed to being a driving force that redefines what it means to travel, helping everyone explore our world in a way that protects both people and places, and secures a positive future for destinations and local communities for generations to come.
Read our 2021 report to learn more about our work. For more information on the Travalyst organisation and our operating structure, see here.
The number of people around the world taking international trips has more than doubled since 2000, and is set to increase by the same number again by 2030*. As more and more people travel, so too increases the impact on the environment and local communities – and the opportunities to do good with each trip we take.
*According to the World Bank. **According to the UN World Tourism Organisation. ***According to the World Travel and Tourism Council
We want to ensure that people are able to see and enjoy the amazing wildlife our planet has to offer, but also to make sure that our presence can be used for good, protecting plant and animal life and conserving natural resources.
Any associated environmental impact of travel should be positive and long lasting. This includes everything from eliminating the use of single-use plastics to finding new, more impactful ways to reduce and offset carbon emissions associated with our trips.
With the numbers of travellers rapidly rising, we want to expand the economic benefits and help to relieve pressure on overcrowded travel destinations.
Local communities should enjoy the direct economic benefits of hosting visitors. By empowering them to capitalise on the opportunities associated with travel, we can help support and secure destinations for the years ahead.
Prince HarryThe Duke of Sussex
Glenn Fogel CEO of Booking.com
Aditi MohapatraVice President of Global Impact and Sustainability, Expedia Group
Kate BrandtChief Sustainability Officer at Google
John MangelaarsCEO of Skyscanner
Jane SunCEO of Trip.com
Stephen KauferPresident and CEO of Tripadvisor
Al KellyChairman and CEO of Visa
*Booking.com’s 2019 Sustainable Travel Report, **https://www.skyscanner.net/about-us/sustainability
Together with The Duke of Sussex, our aim is to spark a movement of like-minded companies, organisations and changemakers to transform the future of travel into a more sustainable one that supports and protects destinations and local communities for decades to come.
We will use our influence to explore and promote initiatives worldwide that have the ability to preserve destinations, ensure that local communities thrive, and protect wildlife and environments through responsible practices.
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