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Sustainable Tourism Partners

We are committed to working with customers, employees, suppliers, local communities, industry, government and non-governmental organisations in order to deliver sustainable tourism. In particular, we actively support and engage in the work of the Federation of Tour Operators and the Travel Foundation.

Working Together 

Together with the support and guidance of multi-stakeholder groups, we aim to build a tourism industry which brings pleasure to those who travel with it, a future to the places and the people who provide it, as well as a profit to all those who are involved in supplying it.

Federation of Tour Operators (FTO): The Thomas Cook Group is an active member of the FTO’s Responsible Tourism Committee, where it plays a key part in developing tools for managing sustainability.

The Travel Foundation: The Travel Foundation is a UK charity which works to protect and enhance the natural environment and improve the well-being of destination communities. It works in partnership with the travel industry and the Thomas Cook Group is proud to be a major fundraiser for the charity, directly benefiting projects around the world. For more information, see the Travel Foundation website.

The Born Free Foundation: The Born Free Foundation is an international wildlife charity that helps animals in need around the world through animal rescues, anti-poaching strategies, support for animal sanctuaries, encouraging higher standards, endangered species conservation, education and public awareness. Thomas Cook has been working with Born Free to raise staff and customer awareness on animal related issues.

Enable Holidays: In 2005, Thomas Cook became the first major high street travel agent to sell holidays for people with impaired mobility, in partnership with specialist Enable Holidays. Enable, which is endorsed by national disability charity Scope, is a holiday company for people with impaired mobility and their friends and family. A unique tour operator, Enable has hotels in 20 popular overseas holiday destinations which offer exceptional facilities for people with disabilities and combines hotel stays with airport assistance and adapted taxi transfers.

The Sustainable Aviation Initiative: Thomas Cook Airlines is a founding member of the Sustainable Aviation Initiative. This is an alliance of UK airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers and air traffic management focuses on achieving verifiable reductions in noise and emissions.

Business in the Community – May Day Network: The Prince's May Day Network is the UK’s largest group of businesses committed to taking action on climate change. By sharing best practice, these businesses promise to play a powerful role in reducing the UK's carbon emissions.

The Carbon Trust: An independent company funded by Government to help the UK move towards a low carbon economy, The Carbon Trust is working with The Thomas Cook Group to help turn opportunities for energy saving into real world reductions in energy consumption, carbon emissions and operating costs.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office: Thomas Cook Group is partner in the Know Before you Go campaign –a travel safety campaign run by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). It encourages British nationals to be better prepared for their overseas trips with a view to avoiding common travelling traumas, risks and dangers. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website for more details.