How We Tread Right

How We Tread Right (HWTR) is The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) new five-year sustainability strategy, which sets the mandate on sustainability at Thompsons Africa and our sister travel companies.

Our strategy is based on 11 measurable goals developed to address Thompsons Africa’s impact on Planet, People, and Wildlife. These goals, anchored to the United Nations’ Global Goals, address:

Planet – sustainability and conservation by targeting climate change, sustainable food production and responsible consumption through carbon management, renewable energy, the food cycle, waste reduction, and the elimination of single-use plastics.

People – community support and cultural preservation by targeting overtourism through the inclusion of new Make Travel Matter experiences, the creation of a standalone strategy to encourage greater diversity and inclusion at Thompsons Africa, and our global give-back efforts.

Wildlife – conservation and protection by targeting animal welfare and conservation, and ethical wildlife experiences through TreadRight’s Animal Welfare Policy.

Goal 1

Achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 or sooner

Goal 2

Source 50% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025

Goal 3

Reduce food waste by 50% across all hotels and ships by 2025

Goal 4

Increase use of local & organic food products by our supply chain by 2025

Goal 5

Reduce printed brochures by 50% by 2025

Goal 6

Eliminate as many unnecessary single-use plastics as possible from our operations and itineraries by 2022

Goal 7

Include at least 1 Make Travel Matter experience on 50% of all Thompsons Africa itineraries

Goal 8

Achieve a 20% increase of itineraries visiting developing regions for select specialist brands by 2025

Goal 9

Increase employee and market sentiment regarding diversity and inclusion across our brands

Goal 10

Complete 30,000 volunteer hours by 2025

Goal 11

Ensure all wildlife experiences across TTC brands adhere to our Animal Welfare Policy by 2021

Over the coming months, watch our social media channels as we share more about this initiative and its goals.

Watch the beautiful and inspiring video.

Contact us to learn more or to make a booking.


Tel: +27 31 275 3500

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