Sustainable Holidays Report 2013
“Welcome to TUI Travel’s second report on progress against our three-year, Group-wide Sustainable Holidays Plan.
TUI Travel is a signicant player in leisure
tourism and, like many leading businesses, we recognise that our stakeholders expect us to act as a catalyst for positive sustainability action across our industry. Now more than ever, we need to spearhead change at scale. Recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, World Economic Forum and World Resources Institute show that the impacts of carbon and water use will be amongst the world’s most severe challenges over the coming decades – and tourism is dependent on both.
We need to support our supply chain
TUI Travel has delivered 5.8 million ‘greener and fairer’ holidays to customers since 2012, proving that we can drive meaningful change within mainstream tourism. But although our suppliers
achieved sustainability certication at a faster
rate in 2013 than in 2012, there is much more to do before we reach our target of 10 million ‘greener and fairer’ holidays.
We need to drive greater carbon reduction in aviation
Our airlines lead the aviation sector in terms
of carbon efciency and we over-achieved on
our airline carbon targets, reducing CO
passenger kilometre by 9.3% in ve years. But
we’re still at the forefront of the efforts to drive greater carbon savings, partnering with Boeing to test innovative, carbon-saving technologies as part of their ecoDemonstrator programme.
We need to support destinations to plan for the future
Evidence from the past year shows that too many destinations are failing to build sustainability into their long-term tourism strategies. We are working with The Travel Foundation in Cyprus, supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers, to map a holistic picture of how holiday operations
contribute to the economy, public nances,
the environment and wider society. We hope that this pioneering project will inform future tourism strategy – for all partners involved, and beyond.
There are signicant challenges ahead. But I
believe that our track record in driving change, and our determination to push for greater positive impact, will mean that TUI Travel can continue to make mainstream holidays greener and fairer for everyone, bringing to life our Company value of ‘Responsible Leadership’.”
, Chief Executive
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