Chimu Adventures has a ‘2020 vision’ for next year, predicting it will be the year travellers think not only about WHERE they will travel but HOW they will travel.
To reflect this they’ve revealed a ‘2020 Vision’ campaign focusing on products which contribute positively to local communities. As well as those that reduce, re-use and recycle, making efforts to limit carbon emissions, have environmentally sensitive architecture or are fundraising for a good cause.
Let’s take a look at the highlights
One of the experiences Chimu’s ‘2020 Vision’ highlights is Posada Amazonas, a Peruvian Amazon eco-lodge which is owned by the indigenous community of Infierno in partnership with Rainforest Expeditions.
Local ownership ensures local people directly benefit tourism at the lodge.
Carbon reduction, re-using and recycling
‘2020 Vision’ also promotes Chimu’s new ship, the Ocean Endeavour, which is making strides to be a more sustainable Antarctic cruise option.
Plastic reduction measures such as no straws, refillable bottles and the provision of toiletry dispensers are implemented and Chimu will establish an industry first by double carbon offsetting every departure so that this is a carbon neutral expedition.
Other experiences featured in ‘2020 Vision’ include the luxury Chilean hotel, Alto Atacama, located in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
It was constructed using local materials and the specialist architecture limits the need for air conditioning. Solar power and water treatment facilities encourage more efficient consumption of resources.
In February, Chimu will host three-time Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley on their Antarctica Empowered voyage.
A portion of the berth sales will be donated to the Kurt Fearnley Research Centre which operates within the Ruben Centre in Nairobi and provides education programmes for people with disabilities in marginalised locations.
On top of all this for every booking made in December, Chimu will Buy Another Bale for drought-affected farmers in Australia.
Chimu’s Co-founder, Chad Carey said “the travel industry has been subject to increased pressure as the climate emergency has unfolded so we feel it is more important than ever we are discerning about the experiences we promote so our travellers can make more conscious decisions about where and how they go in 2020”
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