Online travel training provider Travel Uni has launched a new Sustainability Expert initiative that offers trade users a resource for responsible tourism initiatives worldwide.
The hub, powered by Equator Global, highlights organisations, destinations and travel brands committed to environmental stewardship, cultural responsibility and eco-conscious practices.
Users attain a ‘Sustainability Expert’ certification when successfully completing a minimum of four courses from the 28 featured.
Free to access, the initiative has been endorsed by travel and tourism players.
The courses cover a wide range of topics, including Costa Rica’s Pure Vida eco-tourism pledge, Switzerland’s ‘Swisstainable’ program, Finland’s Sustainable Travel objectives, and Etihad’s title as Environmental Airline of the Year.
Also featured are Alaska’s conservation endeavours and the preservation investments made by AlUla, Thailand, and Egypt to protect their cultural treasures.
Ian Dockreay, CEO of Equator Global and Travel Uni, commented: “By just investing their time in learning about the eco efforts of destinations and travel-related companies, travel and tourism professionals worldwide will be better equipped to advise and guide consumers in their holiday choices. Travellers increasingly are prioritising sustainability in their travel decisions.”