Our Commitment to Sustainability
At Unforgettable Croatia, our vision is to create special travel experiences with a firm commitment to sustainability.
Unforgettable Croatia have now become one of the leading travel companies to Croatia, and despite this growth, we have always had our social responsibility and sustainable tourism aim imbedded into our business operations.
We strengthen the positives that tourism brings whilst respecting cultures and people, promoting responsible economic development in our host countries and by keeping our environmental footprint to a minimum. We arrange intimate, alternative, eco-friendly travel itineraries, encouraging our clients to explore a destination to the maximum, away from mass-tourism.
We have significantly reduced our carbon footprint by opening an office in Split. Our Croatian team members have sourced a printing company in Split who have taken over responsibility of our leaflets, brochures and more.
We are extremely proud of our Unforgettable Travel Packs that we pack by hand and mail to our customers. In order to create more business in Croatia and save these packs being flown around the world, we will now pack some of our clients’ Unforgettable Travel Packs in our Croatian office and deliver them to the ship or hotel to meet the client.
More Ways We're Making a Difference
Croatia’s Most Eco-Friendly Cruise Line
During the summer, our small ship cruises sail along the Dalmatian Coast on a daily basis. As one of the largest small ship cruise companies in Croatia, we must set an example, thus have made a conscious effort to make all of our cruises as environmentally-friendly as possible. On board our private vessels, we have stopped offering plastic water bottles, straws and other items to our clients, implementing a no single-use plastic policy. Instead, we give our clients a luxury aluminium water bottle for them to keep, filling it up whenever they like using our filtered water machines on board.
We also implement a buy-local program where we source all of the food and wine on our vessels from local producers on each of the islands we visit. We are advocates of supporting small and family-run businesses, so a lot of the wine sourced will come from local vineyards that we have personally visited.
We also support local ship building in Croatia by part-funding the ship building costs. This in turn supports the local community by creating a number of job opportunities.
Supporting Blue World Institute: Dolphin and Turtle Conservation
Located in Losinj, Blue World Institute is a non-profit organisation who focus on marine biology and conservation research in Croatia. We work closely with Blue World, supporting their education programmes and volunteering projects each year. We have pledged to donate 10% of annual profits to support their projects and marine conservation.
Thus far, we have donated circa £15,000 to the Blue World Institute in support of Dolphin and Turtle Conservation projects. This included over £3,500 to allow them to build a new user-friendly website, which is essential in today’s world. We will continue to help support BWI, working together to keep the oceans clean and the marine life flourishing as much as possible in the Mediterranean Basin.
With so many flights taken across the world, we understand that travel is a major contributor to global carbon emissions. We ourselves, are conscience about the amount of staff travel we do, and although there are limited ways to cut down international flights, we are advocates of offsetting our flights to help minimise our carbon footprint.
With this in mind, we are proud to work with ClimateCare to pull our weight in minimising carbon footprints. For almost 20 years, ClimateCare have been the leading brand in neutralising CO2. Their results include cutting over 43 million tonnes of CO2, which is a huge amount of their target set for 2025. This target (for 4 years’ time) includes cutting 50 million tones of CO2, and improving 50 million lives.
Your carbon offsetting helps. Whether you are flying to Europe, Asia or Africa, your contribution to offsetting your international flights will help add to these impressive figures for ClimateCare. For those interested, please let your travel specialist from Unforgettable know, and your payment will be made direct to ClimateCare. Together, we can do what’s right.
Variety is a children’s charity based in the US, with franchises in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. With emphasis on children aged 5 to 24, Variety’s aim is to improve and enrich children’s lives by providing fun and innovative summer and school programmes. These children, who all in their own way have intellectual disabilities, get the chance to learn new skill and engage socially with other children in a safe environment.
We are inspired by the work that Variety does and have donated to their wonderful projects over the past few years. This year, Unforgettable Travel Company are donating a luxury trip for two worth $10,000. This trip will be a choice of four destinations across the world, and will be a prize in the Variety Charity raffle which will be part of a larger fundraising event later this year. Although it has now been pushed back a couple of years because of Covid-19, last year we donated a free cruise as a prize raffle for Variety which was worth $6,000.
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