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Evaneos

Evaneos connects travellers with responsible local travel experts in a direct-to-consumer model that improves conditions for travellers and for the environment.

They initiated a more detailed pledge for tour operators (called Agencies Against Plastic). Partner agencies in more than 85 countries have already signed the Agencies Against Plastic pledge and committed to specific actions. Their aim is to reach more than 130 countries by the end of 2022.

Additionally, they have committed to collecting 1 kilo of ocean-bound-plastic per traveler starting July 1, 2021, with a minimum pledged collection of 25,000,000 plastic bottles (equivalent) by the end of 2025.

Commitments:

In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, Evaneos commits to:
  • Encouraging its affiliated organisations and businesses or partners, including more than 500 SME tour operators worldwide to join the GTPI through their website. They also award higher status to partners with proof of sustainability commitments.
  • Advising and guiding affiliated organisations and businesses or partners to better manage plastics in their operations through a B2B plastic reduction guide for SME tour operators that they are producing. This will be shared with all their partners agencies in 2022. They will also be collecting traveller feedback about which of our partners excel in terms of organising trips that successfully protect local environments and will reward these agencies with better business volume and better placement on their website.
  • Communicating successes to affiliated organisations and businesses, partners, travellers, and key local stakeholders through the plastics reduction guide for SME tour operators and their annual Better Trips Impact report.