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World Tourism Day and The Make Travel Matter Pledge

In celebration of World Tourism Day 2019, TreadRight and The Travel Corporation (TTC) announced the Make Travel Matter Pledge.

More than ever, the world is looking at the global impact of travel. Inspired by Palau’s First Lady Debbie Remengesau who introduced the Palau Pledge, and by leading destinations across the globe, the pledge serves as the next step in a long-standing commitment to sustainable tourism and conscious travel. Our pledge stands for people, for wildlife, and for our planet.

Across the globe members of the TTC’s family of brands stood up and personally committed to share TreadRight’s ethos to Make Travel Matter. Teams from Uniworld River Cruises, Red Carnation Hotels, Trafalgar, Costsaver, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Contiki, Brendan Vacations, and more, publicly took the pledge on camera from offices all over the world including Canada, USA, Europe, South Africa and Australia.

“Our teams were extremely proud to take this pledge. This is a philosophy that our family of brands already live by,” says Brett Tollman, Chief Executive, The Travel Corporation and Founder, The TreadRight Foundation. “Everyone involved is passionate about the impact of our industry and about our journey to becoming responsible travelers. The mission to make travel matter is what we stand for collectively.”

Help us to Make Travel Matter. Sign the pledge.


I will make my travel matter – for our planet, for people and for wildlife.

When I explore this planet, I will do my best to tread right.

I will refuse single use plastics when I can and recycle what I cannot avoid.

When possible, I will offset my travels.

When I meet new people, I will honor their home as I do my own and do so in the spirit of diversity and inclusion. I will purchase locally made items wherever possible and pay a fair price.

When I experience wildlife, I will do so in nature.

I will not ride animals that ought not be ridden, nor support animal cruelty in any way.

Together, we will tread right upon the earth – and we will make our travel matter.