MTM

Experiences

Make Travel Matter (MTM) Experiences are conscious travel experiences available on itineraries across our family of brands. MTM Experiences are chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have on their communities and those who experience them. Using a proprietary assessment tool endorsed by industry experts and developed exclusively for TTC’s family of brands, MTM Experiences are assessed against a robust set of criteria directly tied to the UN Global Goals. Travelers can identify MTM Experiences across our brands by locating the MTM Experience seal.

What can our guests expect?

MTM Experiences seek to encourage the greatest community benefit from travel and tourism, while educating guests across our brands about the Global Goals and the local community actions being taken to advance them. As a traveler you can be assured that your experience is having a positive impact by partaking in one of these experiences.

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What can our guests expect?

MTM Experiences seek to encourage the greatest community benefit from travel and tourism, while educating guests across our brands about the Global Goals and the local community actions being taken to advance them. As a traveler you can be assured that your experience is having a positive impact by partaking in one of these experiences.

MTM EXPERIENCES BY BRAND

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Visit Sheroes Café in India

On Insight Vacations’ ‘Classical India with Nepal’ trip, guests can visit the Sheroes (She Heroes) Café, supporting and run by acid attack survivor women. Sheroes Café is so much more than a great local hangout. Not only does the organization actively empower women and girls through community investment and provide secure employment for vulnerable women, it also raises awareness of the prevalence of acid attack cases in India. The experience directly advances UN Global Goal 5: Gender Equality, aimed at empowering all women and girls.

Go on a Refugee Voices Walking Tour in Berlin

Contiki’s Berlin Refugee Voices Walking Tour is included on its ‘Berlin to Budapest by Train’ itinerary. Refugee Voices is a social enterprise made of a team of activists turned guides who organize walking tours around Berlin to explain the human story and root causes behind the headlines of the refugee crises and why so many are forced to flee. The experience directly advances UN Global Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities by employing refugees in Berlin, an underrepresented population.

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Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya

On Trafalgar’s ‘Wonders of Kenya’ trip, guests learn firsthand from the rangers at Ol Peteja Conservancy about its endangered wildlife and ecosystem conservation efforts. Ol Peteja is home to 2 of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos and is a sanctuary for over 110 critically endangered black rhinos. This experience directly advances UN Global Goal 15: Life on Land through its significant contribution to anti-poaching initiatives.

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How are Make Travel Matter Experiences chosen?

Using our Make Travel Matter E-Assessment, travel experiences will be rated against a set of rigorous criteria, selected from the Global Indicator Framework for the Global Goals, to identify the ways they advance the 11 UN Global Goals that TTC’s new 5-year sustainability strategy, How We Tread Right (HWTR) prioritizes. These criteria also account for the educational component that is vital in helping travelers become aware of their global citizenship. Through HWTR, we are committed to integrating at least one MTM Experience across 50% of all TTC itineraries by 2025.

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