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The TreadRight Foundation was born out of the Tollman family’s commitment to giving back. Ever since Beatrice and Stanley Tollman began building their family business at a humble hotel and restaurant in South Africa, they have believed in the importance of helping to support the community and cultures around them.
As a proud member of The Travel Corporation, we have always strongly believed that travel and tourism companies play a vital role in protecting the world’s natural habitats, cultural heritage sites and communities both where we live and where we travel to. A decade ago, The Travel Corporation created The TreadRight Foundation and started a Social Responsibility journey to ensure that the places we live in, the communities we visit, and the planet we love remain vibrant for generations to come.
For every vacation booked with Grand European Travel, we contribute directly to TreadRight, supporting communities and cultures around the world.
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Travel is an incredible gift. It has the ability to open our eyes, our hearts and our minds to the unique cultures and spellbinding beauty of the natural world. But with this gift comes a responsibility – to protect the world as we know it for future generations. At TreadRight, the mission is clear; to have a positive impact on the people and communities we visit, to help protect wild and marine life, and to care for the planet we all call home. #MakeTravelMatter
TreadRight is committed to encouraging the cultures, traditions, and arts of the communities we visit to thrive. We seek to enable some of these communities to see true benefit from tourism through economic empowerment. We do this through our support of micro-enterprises, and community-based tourism initiatives that build positive futures for community members and their families.
Together with The Travel Corporation, we’ve committed to eliminating all single-use plastics in both our offices and out on the road by 2022. And that’s just the beginning. In 2018 we introduced our e-docs program which allows our guests to receive their travel documents digitally, replacing the need for paper whilst also having a tree planted in their name as part of our plant a tree initiative.
The world’s wildlife is balancing on a dangerous precipice, so it is our responsibility to help protect some of these species most at risk from extinction. Partnering with leading wildlife organizations, we work to help protect and rehabilitate some of the elephant, rhino and big cat populations around the world, whilst also educating our guests on ethical wildlife experiences.