Responsible Travel has brought out its first dedicated holiday collection for travel agents, with 1,000 holidays in 80 countries.
The operator is working with 75 of its partners to bring the collection to market and is paying 10% commission on bookings for agents.
Director of Customer Services Tim Williamson said: “This year we celebrate our 20th anniversary – a fitting time to launch our travel agent collection. For 20 years we’ve been pioneers in responsible tourism, offering inspiring holidays that are better for customers, the planet and local communities too.
“Now we’re excited to be able to offer a large and unique, dedicated collection of holidays to travel agents. We know that more and more agents are asked about planet-friendly travel options and this collection has a vast range of community-focussed, nature-friendly holidays to choose from. We look forward to working with agents and together, making a difference to the future of travel and tourism.”
Trips particularly suit active travellers wanting to support communities and preserve nature – bringing them closer to both.
Sub categories within the holiday collection include active, adventure, accommodation-only, cruises, cultural, cycling, volunteering, walking, wellness, wildlife and winter holidays.
Here are six of the many options on offer…
Croatia family activity holiday
Responsible Travel is working with local partner Captain Zoran and his team who take care of everything during this unique family holiday of island activities aboard a propeller-free, marine life-friendly yacht to Korcula island’s most secluded bays. An eight-day holiday starts at £1,498pp, including villa accommodation, transfers and most meals.
Botswana lodge safari
This is one of Responsible Travel’s most popular Botswana safaris, staying in locally-owned lodges with a spot of camping in the Okavango, all under the care of experts who want to show travellers the real wilderness. Prices start from £2,260pp for 13 days, including accommodation, entrance fees, safari transport, some meals, professional guides and Okavango Delta and Moremi excursions.
Skye and the small isles
This Scottish cruise is popular with Responsible Travel customers and gives access to the wildest and least-explored parts of the Small Isles and surrounds. Guests stay on board a uniquely repurposed small-sailing vessel, skippered by an expert sea-faring family with unrivalled local knowledge. Head to dry land for coastal and cliff walks or along the shore for beachcombing and rock pooling. Prices start at £1,360pp including meals, snacks, aperitifs and wine with dinner.
Falkland Islands wildlife tour
Island hop in the Falklands, discovering its abundant wildlife and beautiful landscapes on this 10-day tailormade tour. This is the chance to get close to a huge variety of birds, including five species of penguin, the striking black-browed albatross which nest here, giant petrels and the endangered striated caracara. The islands’ beaches and the seas around are home to elephant and fur seals, orca and two species of dolphin. Prices start at £2,894pp and includes flights within the Falklands, transfers, accommodation, tours and meals.
Guided by experienced tutors, this is the chance to learn Spanish while immersed in traditional village life, with local homestays, alongside nature-rich hikes in the beautiful Picos de Europa National Park, all just 10 minutes from the beach. Prices start from £616pp for seven days including B&B accommodation, intensive Spanish course, materials and guided walks.
This unforgettable journey around the whole of Iceland offers the chance to discover volcanic landscapes and mystical lands such as Isafjordur, Stykkisholmur, Akureyri and the Westman Islands. Aboard the Ocean Diamond expedition, vessel travellers will explore a diverse array of natural wonders. Prices start from £1,820pp for 10 days including full-board accommodation on the ship, zodiac excursions with expert guides, onboard presentation and lecture programme, and a complimentary windjacket.
More details here.