Little Steps… Big Impact!!

May 17, 2024

Sustainability and travel aren’t necessarily two words you would normally associate together however, the world is changing and so is the travel industry.

I am absolutely thrilled to share that I have been chosen as one of just 20 Travel Trade Gazette (TTG – one of the UK’s largest trade magazines for the travel industry) Sustainable Travel Ambassadors for 2024! This honour is not only a testament to my passion for sustainable travel but also an incredible opportunity to contribute to positive change in the industry.

Throughout 2024, I’ll be engaging in a series of educational workshops that will deepen my understanding of sustainable tourism. These workshops will cover a wide array of topics, from reducing carbon footprints and supporting local communities to promoting cultural heritage and engaging in responsible tourism practices. The skills and knowledge gained from these sessions will be crucial as we strive to make travel smarter, better, and fairer.

Adding to this excitement, I have also signed up for Designer Travel’s own Sustainability Masterclass with Kiwano Tourism, gaining even more invaluable insights and practical knowledge on how to incorporate sustainability into every aspect of travel as well as everyday life, further equipping me for my role as a TTG Sustainable Travel Ambassador.

However, it’s not just about learning – it’s also about putting that knowledge into action. I’ll be experiencing responsible tourism first hand, hearing directly from tour operators, hotel chains and tourism boards about their own initiatives and sustainability drives as well visiting destinations that are at the forefront of sustainability. These experiences will highlight the tangible benefits of sustainable practices and the importance of preserving the beauty and integrity of the places we visit. I look forward to sharing some hopefully amazing and inspiring stories of how communities and businesses are innovating to protect their environments and cultures very soon.

As a TTG Sustainable Travel Ambassador, I have signed up for a clear, defined mission: to actively contribute to creating a travel industry that prioritises sustainability. This involves advocating for eco-friendly practices, supporting local economies, and ensuring that tourism benefits everyone involved. By championing responsible travel choices wherever possible, I hope to encourage and inspire more people to at least consider travelling more responsibly and sustainably and understand the big impact making even just a few little changes can make.

I’m really looking forward to this first year of learning, growth, and meaningful change and am delighted to be part of this pioneering group, collaborating with fellow ambassadors, industry leaders and travellers who share the ambition that, together, we can change and create a travel industry that respects our planet and its people, ensuring that future generations can, for many, many years to come, continue to explore and enjoy the wonders of this amazing world we all live in.

Let’s make 2024 the year we redefine what it means to travel responsibly!