Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and U by Uniworld are setting sail on a variety of MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences for 2021 throughout India, Europe and the Middle East.
The new experiences will be implemented into itineraries, aiming to directly advance Uniworld’s long-standing commitment to have a positive impact on the people and communities visited on sailings.
Ellen Bettridge, President and CEO of Uniworld and U by Uniworld, said that: “At Uniworld, we’re proud to offer clients experiences that make a positive impact and aid sustainable, conscious travel. Along with our sister brands, we’re committed to making an effort to stand together and show support for the people, wildlife and planet that we all call home; which is imperative now more than ever. Our new experiences meet a rigorous set of criteria to identify the ways in which they will truly make an impact.”
Uniworld and U by Uniworld, members of The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, are founding partners of The TreadRight Foundation; a not-for-profit that works to have a positive impact on the areas which travel impacts the most, our planet, its people and communities, and wildlife.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences are offered across TTC itineraries, and chosen for the ways in which they directly advance the United Nations Global Goals. The 17 UN Global Goals were developed by world leaders to create a better future for people and the planet by 2030.
The 2021 and 2022 MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences include:
- INDIA — In India, Uniworld guests will have the opportunity to board a pedal-powered Trishaw in the “Temple City” of Kalna to explore the Rajbari temple complex dating back to 1739. They will have the opportunity to support local artisans that have been making ornamental brass objects for centuries through attending various brass workshops in Matiari. Clients will also visit Mother Theresa’s home and tomb or the local NGO Calcutta Rescue in Kolkata, which serves the area’s underprivileged children through health clinics, schools, vocational training and preventative health programs; all aboard the India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges itinerary.
- EUROPE — Uniworld’s MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences in Europe include a day on a ‘Dutch Cheese Trail’ at a sustainable, self-sufficient dairy farm on the Tulips & Windmills itinerary. On the Enchanting Danube itinerary clients can enjoy a saffron tasting and lesson on the fascinating history of the crop with researcher and producer Bernard Kaar, and take a ride into the Austrian countryside to a typical “Mostheurigen Farm,” owned and operated by the Bauernfeind family in Linz. Guests will receive a tutorial on how “honest” Belgian chocolate is made from sustainable company, Neuhof, that uses beans harvested from their own cacao farm on the Holland & Belgium itinerary. Finally, on the Castles Along the Rhine itinerary, they’ll visit the Doktorenhof Estate just outside of the village of Vennigen to learn about the generations-old traditions used to make vinegar. U by Uniworld’s MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences in Europe include the opportunity to go plastic fishing and clean the waters of Amsterdam’s iconic canals on the Amsterdam & Brussels Bound itinerary; and a day on an authentic, family-run apple plantation featuring over 30 apple variations grown by the Clostermann family since 1867 on the Rolling on the Rhine itinerary.
- MIDDLE EAST — In Jordan, Uniworld clients can visit the Iraq Al Amir women’s cooperative Association, which is aimed to provide meaningful employment for local village women while preserving local heritage. Guests will visit the workshop and explore the women’s handmade paper, pottery and fabrics as well as fresh produce, on the Splendors of Egypt & the Nile Jordan extension.
For more, contact your Stategic Account Manager or set a course to www.Uniworld.com/CA/Why-Uniworld/Make-Travel-Matter-Experiences.