TripLegend aims to contribute to a more sustainable and responsible tourism industry through its travel. The company's mission statement includes carbon offsetting all travel, supporting non-profit organizations for reforestation, and supporting the local economy of the destination. Through our corporate culture, we strive to counteract mass tourism as the travel brand of the future.
We strongly believe that mass tourism has exceeded its limits. We want to make tourism what it originally was: immersing ourselves in local life, explore new cultures, meet other people, discover local food and broaden our horizons.
We combine new technologies, the needs of our guests and common sense to create the travel brand of the future. Learn how we live sustainability at TripLegend and on our trips.
We plant a tree for each guest
TripLegend cares deeply about our planet and giving back to nature and society is an integral part of our company culture. That's why we are honored to partner with One Tree Planted.
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to global reforestation. They plant trees to restore nature and biodiversity. Trees clean our air and water, create habitats for biodiversity, contribute to our health and well-being, and create jobs with social impact.
For every single guest that accompanies us on our adventures, TripLegend plants 1 tree in the forests of the Albertine Rift in Uganda. The area is not only home to the endangered chimpanzees - our closest relatives in the animal kingdom - but is also considered one of the most valuable ecosystems in the world. Our friends at One Tree Planted are committed to planting millions of trees to preserve this endangered habitat. We as TripLegend want to support them and you don't have to do much to help us except be our guest!
Our trips are 110% climate compensated
At TripLegend, we aim to combine exceptional local experiences with a sustainable way of traveling. Our collaboration with Climate Partner allows us to offset all our CO₂ emissions. We calculate the emissions of each trip and offset them in our wind energy project in Jangi, India.
Every trip you take with us is 110% CO₂ offset, including your flights that you book yourself. We want to make sure that everything is offset. That's why we take responsibility for it.
Our friends at Climate Partner are fighting global warming by concretely offsetting emissions in recognized climate protection projects. With this collaboration, we can do our part to reduce CO₂ emissions. Our project in India helps produce emission-free energy while reducing power outages for the local population: You can learn more here
We support the local economy
At TripLegend, we strongly believe that tourism only has a positive impact when it benefits local people and communities. That's why we make sure to work with local businesses, services, social projects and guides when creating our sustainable trips.
This allows us to give you a truly local and immersive experience while doing good. With our TripLegend Local Impact Score, you'll see exactly what we mean when we say we're positively impacting lives through travel.
We love to keep things local and authentic on our adventures. We work with small, locally based companies rather than large international corporations to give you a truly immersive experience.
We strongly believe that your travel dollars should stay in the countries where we travel as guests. Supporting local small businesses and social and environmental projects provides people with a better quality of life, strengthens communities and ensures that we can preserve these beautiful places for the future.
We respect wildlife
Traveling with TripLegend means you are supporting wildlife conservation. As the name "Wildlife" implies, wild animals cannot be "controlled" without cruel taming practices. That's why you'll never find things like elephant rides or photos with baby tigers on our trips. We also strongly recommend that you do not try these activities yourself.
We believe that photographing or viewing wildlife in their natural habitat, while respecting their space, is the way we can all enjoy breathtaking wildlife most responsibly.
We stop plastic pollution
Plastic pollution is a global problem, even more so in remote places where there is no proper recycling and waste management. That's why we continuously train our staff and partners on how to reduce and even eliminate single-use plastic. Our tour guides will give you country-specific tips on how you can help reduce plastic.
How you can help: We encourage you to bring a reusable bottle as well as reusable cutlery, never leave trash out in the open, and do little things like not use plastic straws.
Sustainable travel: Your opinion counts
We know that sustainable travel is a big topic and there are more ways to make our trips even more sustainable. So if you have ideas on how we can improve our travel in terms of social impact and carbon footprint, send us your suggestions to [email protected].