Globus is committed to sustainable travel and minimizing its impact on the environment and to reducing its dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this sustainable travel mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations to ensure sustainable tourism.
Globus maintains a policy of "Leave Only Footprints and Take Only Photos". Our staff and major service providers strive to ensure that no removal of any natural or cultural artifacts or materials to ensure our environment looks and functions the same before and after our visit. Our tour directors educate passengers on our "do no harm" code of conduct to ensure that the passengers comply.
Globus is committed to sustainable travel and to reduce transportation-related energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Globus utilizes motorcoaches that are 5 years or newer and equipped with the latest technology in emission control and reduction. In addition, the utilization of these modern motorcoaches provide 206.6 passenger miles per gallon and on averages, seven times more energy and fuel efficient than a single-occupancy automobile. Each motorcoach replaces as many as 55 passenger cars on the roads, slashing fuel usage and pollution emissions.
South Africa National Parks (SANParks)
Globus is partnering with South Africa National Parks (SANParks) and its Honorary Ranger program to help fight the increase in rhino poaching. Over the last decade, South Africa has seen a massive increase in rhino poaching, from a mere six animals in 2001 to over 400 in 2011. This is of particular concern considering estimates put the worldwide rhino population at just 20,000—a 90% decline since 1970. When you join any Globus escorted tour to South Africa or East Africa, we will make a contribution to the SANParks Honorary Rangers—at no additional cost to you. It's our way of showing support for the ongoing efforts to save this wonderful species from extinction.
National Park Foundation
Globus has partnered with the National Park Foundation to provide unique tour experiences in America's national parks. When a guest joins one of our U.S. National Parks guided vacations, Globus makes a contribution to the National Park Foundation for every traveler. Nearly 400 national parks preserve 84 million acres of the world's most treasured landscapes, ecosystems, and historical sites. Together, we can help protect and preserve these treasured landscapes for generations to come.
Make a Donation Today to the National Park Foundation
Globus is proud to help the preservation, conservation and restoration of the Galápagos Islands through its partnership with Fundacion Galápagos. Dedicated to promoting a sustainable way of life in the Galapagos Islands, the Foundation helps develop environmental education programs for children as well as to support solid waste recycling and coastal cleanups.
Tourism Cares for Tomorrow
Our partnership with Tourism Cares, established by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), helps us show off the world's most spectacular destinations and sights—and take responsibility to preserve the attractions that our travelers go to great lengths to experience. Globus has targeted "American Icons" for preservation/restoration funding. Our passengers can also get involved directly through additional contributions.