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Onvigo teams up with Trees4Travel

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  •   05-27-2024  10:15 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Onvigo teams up with Trees4Travel
Shean Carmichael, director of operations at Onvigo (left). (Supplied/Unsplash)
Pax Global Media

Onvigo, a new host agency in Canada, has partnered with Trees4Travel, a company that allows travellers to help understand and reduce their carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the planet.

"We are delighted to announce this partnership with Trees4Travel,” said Shean Carmichael, director of operations at Onvigo. “Now, travellers who book with our ITAs (Independent Travel Advisors) can be assured that their dream vacation can also be a force for good!”

Through travel, Trees4Travel aims to restore vital ecosystems and biodiversity, support local communities and reverse the effects of climate change.

The company goes beyond planting trees – they connect each planted tree with a United Nations Certified Emissions Reduction renewable energy project, effectively doubling the positive impact of a trip.

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"Collaborating with Onvigo is important for our mission. Our aim is to illuminate the positive potential of travel by cultivating forests which serve to mitigate emissions, rejuvenate biodiversity, and bolster communities in developing nations,” said Trees4Travel co-founder Nico Nicholas.  “Moreover, we're committing to renewable energy initiatives globally. It's crucial for every stakeholder in the travel ecosystem, from tourists to operators, to comprehend the ecological footprint left by tourism and to adopt a stance of accountability by making conscientious decisions, taking deliberate actions, and contributing to climate-positive endeavors."

Trees4Travel's co-founding partner Elkie Nicolas added: "We are swiftly expanding our global partnerships to empower travel enterprises and their patrons to adopt a transformative, regenerative stance in their operations. Through easy, cost-effective, and significant climate contributions, we are facilitating benefits for both the earth and its inhabitants. Our efforts aid in advancing nearly 15 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, underscoring our commitment to sustainability and responsible growth."

Advisors can make a difference

The pair believe that travel advisors can make “an enormous positive impact” through educating travellers about responsible and regenerative actions.

“They are essentially on the frontline helping travellers make choices, so it is vital that travel agents understand the important role that they have in guiding their clients to make smarter more sustainable choices that benefit rather than damage the earth,” said Nicholas.

Trees4Travel translates trips into trees – guests can easily calculate their carbon footprint, using a user-friendly tool, and plant the equivalent number of trees.

Users can also track the growth of their trees and combine the power of reforestation with renewable energy projects for maximized impact.

“We are empowering travellers and the industry alike to understand and reduce their impact and enable tangible climate contributions with every voyage,” Onvigo said.

For more info on Trees4Travel, click here.

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