As the world’s oldest tour operator, we understand more than most the impact tourism can have around the world. If our founder, Thomas Cook, was around today we know that he would be passionate about making a positive impact on the communities in which we operate and reducing our impact on the environment.
We know tourism can be a force for good. It generates employment for local people, celebrates traditional skills and heritage, educates and creates awareness of the diverse world in which we live. However, with an ever-growing number of international travellers we also know the problems that can create.
We recognise the issues and will continue to keep improving the way we operate and join together with our customers, suppliers, competitors and the wider industry to make a difference with every holiday.
That is why we have launched our “Making A Difference with Every Holiday” strategy. The strategy links all the Group’s sustainability activities to the three stages of a holiday At Home, The Journey, and On Holiday.
Thomas Cook Group wants to see the end of plastic litter in our seas. 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into oceans every day. Plastic litter then washes up on the beaches of our destinations. To play our part in keeping those destinations special, by 2020 we will have;