NEW YORK, NY, November 15 ,2021 — Lindblad Expeditions, the expedition travel company rooted in environmental stewardship, has launched “A Travel Advisor’s Guide: Sustainable Travel,” their brand-new Sustainability Guide for travelers, with a groundbreaking education companion piece for the travel advisor community, “How to Talk to Your Clients About Choosing Travel That’s Good for the Planet.”
With the return to travel, sustainability credentials are more than ever impacting traveler’s decisions to seek out companies who not only practice responsible travel but are leading the way in net-zero experiences. Lindblad created the downloadable guide as a tool to educate advisors about the world of responsible travel and allow them to confidently talk about sustainability with clients.
“At the core of Lindblad’s DNA is sustainability, transparency, and a responsibility to combat the growing threat to our planet,” said Dolf Berle, CEO, Lindblad Expeditions. “The language of sustainability can be confusing, and the launch of our Sustainability Guide will facilitate meaningful conversations between our advisor community and their clients regarding responsible travel.”
The guide features an innovative Green Scale for determining where clients fall on topics ranging from climate action and protecting nature to digging into green business operations. It also covers what Lindblad Expeditions defines as the six core concepts of sustainable travel and issues such as carbon offsetting, conservation, supporting local cultures and people, and even sustainability in dining.
It also features questions to ask clients so that advisors can help make informed decisions about which travel companies would provide them with the best possible experience while also feeling comfortable about minimizing their impact on the environment.
“Like many consumers, Travel Advisors are growing increasingly confused about sustainability. What is it? Who does it well? How do I know if what I am hearing from different companies is real? Where do I turn for more information,?” noted Lesa Bain, Lindblad’s VP of Sales, North America. “This guide was created to help advisors and their clients understand that sustainability is an ever-changing field with entry points for anyone, no matter their prior knowledge of the subject.”
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About Lindblad Expeditions and Sustainability
Lindblad Expeditions’ commitment to environmentally responsible travel and ocean advocacy drives the company’s innovation and leadership in the expedition travel category. The company went carbon neutral in 2019, offsetting 100% of emissions from Lindblad ships, all land-based operations, employee travel, and offices; and eliminating guest facing single use plastics across the Lindblad fleet in 2018.
They co-created the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund to understand and protect our world’s ocean, restore critical marine and coastal habitats, and foster environmental stewardship in the regions visited by their fleet, and beyond. Funding for their work comes from shipboard travelers inspired by their shared mission, and they have raised $19+ million since 1997 to support projects around the world.
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Contact: Patty Disken-Cahill, Lindblad Expeditions, [email protected], 917-822-8212