AITO – the Specialist Travel Association, with circa 200 independent specialist members – a mix of tour operators and travel agents – has re-endorsed its commitment to addressing the climate crisis, today becoming an official Signatory and Launch Partner of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism at COP 26.
In the process of committing to embrace the five key pathways (Measure, Decarbonise, Regenerate, Collaborate and Finance), the Association will continue to build upon its long-term commitment and work in engaging not only its membership and affiliate business partners, but also the wider travel industry in terms of accelerating climate action.
Jono Vernon-Powell, Chair of ACT (AITO Climate Crisis Think Tank), says: “This is a really proud moment for AITO, confirming that we are squarely behind action, not just talk.”
Chris Rowles, AITO Chairman says: “With sustainability always having been a major part of AITO’s DNA, we are under no illusions as to the task ahead. Our ultimate goal remains to reach Net Zero emissions across the AITO Family, ideally before 2050.
“At present, it is solely AITO’s HQ and office team which have signed up to be a Launch Partner of the Glasgow Declaration at COP26. We hope that, in due course, and with AITO’s help and encouragement, many of our members will join us on the journey that we started two years ago, with the creation of ACT – the AITO Climate Crisis Think Tank.”
Ends/4th November, 2021
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