The Travel Corporation said it is immediately banning the
use of many single-use plastic items at its 40 offices worldwide, and will
phase them out across all operations.
The Travel Corporation owns Uniworld Boutique River Cruise
Collection, Red Carnation Hotels and several tour operators, including
Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Contiki and Brendan Vacations.
The company said it has eliminated straws, stir sticks,
water bottles, plastic bags and plastic cutlery at its offices, and that Red
Carnation and Uniworld already have eliminated the purchase of all plastic
straws from their 17 hotels and 20 ships.
"We are absolutely committed to doing our part to
eliminate avoidable plastic waste and making a positive impact in the
communities that we live in and visit," said Travel Corporation CEO Brett
Tollman. "We hope this sets a meaningful example to other businesses to
join the movement in working to stop the scourge of plastics on a global scale."
The Travel Corporation is phasing out plastic items under
the guidance of its nonprofit organization, TreadRight Foundation.