Climate Action Plan

The Climate is changing and so should we

Our climate action plan has four elements. We measure our impact, we reduce our carbon footprint, we want to mitigate any negative impact we do have and we communicate about our progress.

We’re building a network of new relationships and partnerships to ensure our commitments are embedded in all of our decisions and all of our products over time. We will make mistakes, but we know that we must aim high to initiate change.

In partnership with ClimateCare, we will work with our customers to reduce their carbon footprint, supporting Gold Standard projects that reduce emissions and deliver sustainable development in the world’s poorest communities.

We are extremely proud to be working with ClimateCare - a B-corp company in the UK. We didn't cut any corners when choosing our climate partners, and neither will we when analysing our carbon output.

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The four elements of our climate action plan

Measure

This is a crucial part of any climate action plan –an accurate starting point so you can measure progress over time, working towards the level of reduction that the science tells us is critical. We will measure the footprint of all of our holidays and we will publish the results, and we begin this process in 2023. 

We are working with a consultant to provide an average footprint per person for a week’s holiday in winter and summer. We can then work out where we have the biggest impact for any holiday, and for any shorter breaks, we can comfortably overestimate our carbon.

Reduce

Comprehensive measurements alone are not enough, and we don’t have time to wait for those to be complete before we start making changes.

We must adapt our operations and reduce our footprint, both on the climate and the natural world, and we must do this with our suppliers, our partners and of course our customers all on board. What makes our trips truly memorable for customers will not change, and we are confident they will ultimately be better.

Mitigate

We have chosen to offset each of our customer’s footprint with ClimateCare, supporting Gold Standard projects which reduce emissions and deliver sustainable development in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Offsetting carbon alone is not enough, we know that. But it is something that we are able to do now, something impactful that supports communities and livelihoods around the world whilst we also get started on the areas of our business that we can change. Alongside our promise to measure and reduce our carbon footprint in the coming years, is our promise to protect and restore nature with new exciting partners and collaborations. The concept of rewilding is fundamental to the long term resilience of our holidays, as well as underpinning all our health and wellbeing. We will be talking more about our exciting new plans as soon our plans are confirmed.

Communicate

The final part of our action plan is all about communication and collaboration. It is our promise to talk openly and honestly about our progress, admitting when we fall short of our ambition and celebrating all the successes we know we will have along the way. It is about bringing everyone with us on this journey; our customers, our staff and our partners.

Please contact us on sustainability@hotelplan.co.uk with any feedback or questions you may have.

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Committed to change

We are proud to announce that Hotelplan was a signatory and launch partner of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism, launched at the COP26 climate change conference in November 2021.

We, along with all our sister brands within the Hotelplan Group, are committed to change. The declaration aims to raise the climate protection ambitions of all tourism businesses, taking strong action to support the global commitment to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero as soon as possible before 2050.

We stand alongside a group of like-minded travel and tourism companies acknowledging the environment around us, the impact we have had and now our duty to protect and rebuild what is left. We will learn from one another, take responsibility for our actions (at an individual level, company level and industry level) and push for regulatory action, research and development.

There is no excuse for waiting, this is why we are acting now. Our first step is publishing our climate action plan which directly addresses our impact and what we are doing to reduce it.

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