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TreadRight

Created as joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, TreadRight is a not-for-profit foundation that supports projects to help improve the environment, protect and conserve ecosystems and benefit communities. As part of The Travel Corporation family, Grand European Travel is a proud supporter of TreadRight’s projects and initiatives. TreadRight’s guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. To date, TreadRight has helped support more than 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. These include projects that protect the planet’s most at risk wildlife populations through support of leading wildlife organizations WildAid, Wilderness Foundation, and Wildlife SOS.

The TreadRight Foundation

The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported some 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide.

UN International Year of Sustainable Development for Tourism

The Travel Corporation (TTC) is a Diamond Sponsor of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, in partnership with the UNWTO for the duration of 2017. The United Nations 70th General Assembly designated 2017 as the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, framed within the context of the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), supporting changes in policies, business practices, and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable tourism sector that contributes to SDGs. TTC recognizes the importance of continually pushing the agenda forward with our travelers, partners and employees.

Céline Cousteau

For TreadRight Ambassador Céline Cousteau, adventure runs in the family. Granddaughter of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Céline has carried on a tradition of exploration and conservation. As a documentary filmmaker and gifted storyteller, Céline has traveled the world working to help amplify the voices of the amazing individuals who are working to protect ecosystems, wildlife, and people. In 2015, TreadRight welcomed Céline as its official ambassador, helping to tell the stories of its projects and partners.

The Heritage Initiative

As part of its continuing dedication to supporting destinations worldwide, The TreadRight Foundation, with support from Grand European Travel, launched The TreadRight Heritage Initiative. The Heritage Initiative looks to further TreadRight and Grand European Travel’s commitment to the people and the places that we visit.

The Wildlife Initiative

As part of its continuing dedication to sustainability efforts, TreadRight, with support from Grand European Travel, launched The TreadRight Wildlife Initiative. The Wildlife Initiative, delivered in partnership with WildAid and The Wilderness Foundation SA, is dedicated to helping stop wildlife crime.

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