How many bottles of water would you say you have used and discarded during your years of travelling? When we asked ourselves that question, the answer was unsettling - so we decided to do something about it!
In tandem with AITO, we are working on a pledge whose aim is to encourage sustainable practices in the destination we send our travellers. Having heeded feedback from our clients and Tour Leaders, we decided to focus our efforts on combating the high level of waste caused by plastic water bottles. By encouraging our clients to buy a water bottle with an effective water filtration system which can be taken with them on their travels, we hope to reduce waste and do our bit for the environment.
We have launched an initiative in partnership with Water To Go UK, a company whose filter system technology eliminates 99.9% of all bacteria, viruses, chlorine, fluoride ad heavy metals such as lead, as well as contaminants like pesticides. The system is equally efficient on tap water, in the UK and abroad, on rainwater and even stream water.
For Journey Latin America clients, we are offering a 50% discount on Water To Go bottles meaning they cost just £12 each.
Some interesting stats (really!)
Let's say you were to by 10 to 15 bottles of water on a single trip averaging at $1 a bottle, you'd spend around £15 on disposable bottles that you'd never see again and which would have a negative impact on the local environment. if you had the option to spend just £12 on a bottle which you can keep for life (filters only need to be changed every 200 litres and can even be re-used if washed and cared for properly), wouldn't you choose to do so?
You'd also receive a discount on any future purchases with WTG for filters or bottles using a special Journey Latin America code!
Ask your Travel Consultant for more details.