The TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, was honoured with a 2015 World Tourism Award at World Travel Market in London on Nov. 2.
Celebrating its 18th anniversary, the World Tourism Award was inaugurated in 1997 to recognize organizations, destinations and attractions for outstanding initiatives related to the travel and tourism industry, and for fostering sustainable tourism and developing programs that give back to local communities.
Céline Cousteau, brand ambassador for TreadRight commented upon receiving the award, “On behalf of TreadRight co-founders Brett Tollman and David Hosking, my fellow TreadRight Steering Committee members and of course The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, I’d like to thank all of the inspiring individuals and amazing organizations TreadRight has had the good fortune to have partnered with since it was founded in 2008.
“Over the years, TreadRight’s many sustainability project partners have been a guiding light throughout The Travel Corporation’s continuing sustainability mission. Their expertise, insight and dedication to their respective charge – from clean water, to saving wildlife, to conserving heritage sites and many more – has motivated us, focused us, and inspired us every step of the way.”
TreadRight was recognized for its mission to promote sustainable travel through conservation, leadership and education. To date, TreadRight has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide which have helped in a multitude of ways from saving wildlife, conserving heritage sites and providing clean drinking water.