Traveling is and remains an important component of our lives. It enhances intercultural dialogue, helps to understand each other on a global level, and enlarges your horizon. Above that, tourism is one of the most important economical sectors for many counties, creating workplaces and even contributing to the preservation of nature. The interest of tourists to visit cultural and natural heritage sites has the potential to convince decision-makers to revitalize those areas. Above that, money can be generated enabling the implementation of important projects for supporting nature and culture.
Traveling has many positive aspects
The current way of travelling damages the environment
Mass tourism is especially harmful as many people travel to the same regions at the same time overburdening the environment. In the Maldives, 3.5 kg of trash is produced per guest per day. Approximately 75 – 96 kWh of energy and 350 L of water are consumed, while the average German household needs 3 kWh and 130 L respectively. In the context of global warming and serious climate change, we need to act now and change worldwide travel behavior!
Getting orientated in the label jungle consisting of more than 150 sustainability certificates, is essential in deciding which aspects of sustainable management are most substantial for you. It is important not to feel overwhelmed by all the possibilities to improve. See them as an opportunity for innovation instead of a burden. It is a good idea to focus on particular areas first and use the learnings collected during the transformation process for the other sectors. Before searching for an accommodation on our platform, take a minute for yourself and reflect, what are the most important aspects of the trip for yourself. This will help you to prioritize your search results. What will help you a lot are the criteria of the ChargeHolidays Sustainability Check. Here you learn, what the hotels can do for improving their sustainability management. Even when you are in place and discover aspects you have read about or have innovative ideas about, it is great to engage with the hotel and inspire them to improve.
ChargeHorizons does not only provide a booking platform, coaching, and assessments for accommodations, artists, and individuals who prepare their trips or wedding but also educates. We want everyone to know how to adapt their behavior to contribute to our mission and a better future.
More and more people are flexible where and when to go on vacation. If you are not bound to school holidays or university exams, try to find times when fewer people are on the road. It does not only help the environment but also increases your chance to experience an exclusive and adventurous trip. Get inspired by landscapes away from typical tourist spots. And let your attention be drawn to areas that you have not thought about yet. Embrace the surprise and experience!
After selecting a sustainable region and accommodation, you can contribute to social and environmental developments. For instance, we partner up with WheelMap so that you can help people with disabilities to travel more comfortably. Together with wildplastic we encourage you to take recycled bags on your journey and contribute to a waste-free planet by collecting a bit of trash on your own. What about a vegan holiday? Traveling with an e-vehicle for the first time? Or trying to live plastic garbage free? Being on vacation is the right moment to test new things out and to become inspired. Maybe you will even change some aspects of your daily life after returning home.
How it all began
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ChargeHorizons: a PurposeCompany
Sustainability is everything that counts for us. We do not only want to create sustainable friendly products, but also authentically live sustainability. That’s why we have decided to be part of the Purpose Foundation. Within this network, consisting of many other purpose-driven companies, such as Ecosia, wildplastic, or NIDISI, we work together every day for designing a better world.