The topic of sustainability is increasingly occupying the travel industry. With the German platform Farircations, a new company is now being launched that focuses specifically on sustainable package and individual holidays. Booking sustainable holidays should be as easy as reaching for the organic food shelf in the supermarket. At least, that is the claim of Faircations founders Sonja Karl and Stefan Seibel, two former travel experts of defunct tour operator Thomas Cook.
The booking platform for sustainable travel was launched this week (Feb 22). At the same time, the start-up’s crowd-investing campaign was launched on fundernation.eu. Investors can participate in the young company with a contribution of €100 or more. A bonus beckons for those who make up their minds at short notice.
Faircations’ portfolio includes both package and individual holidays. Travellers will find everything from beach holidays to city trips, long-distance travel, round trips, wellness holidays, sports trips and holidays with the family. Hotels can also be booked on their own.
Currently, tours are offered in Europe, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean. According to the company, the product range currently includes about 200 hotels in 14 countries and is constantly being expanded. In the near future, the portfolio will be expanded with specially designed round trips and tours worldwide. According to Faircations, the offers can be booked not only on faircations.de but also in selected travel agencies.
Travel components such as travel and accommodation can be individually and flexibly put together on the Faircations website and booked immediately. According to the company, customers do not have to go through the hassle of finding sustainable and ecologically responsible hotels on their own, but will find a curated selection of “green” accommodation on the travel provider’s website.
According to the Munich-based company, all offers have been selected according to environmentally conscious and fair quality standards along the value chain. The accommodations are certified with an independent sustainability seal. Many of them are also recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Faircations advertises.
For CO2 compensation for flights, the start-up works together with Atmosfair. Customers can adjust the compensation amount themselves when booking and are suggested particularly climate-efficient airlines and sustainability-optimised routes.
Every Faircations booking also has a positive effect, as the travel provider donates 1% of the price to social, nature or environmental protection projects. Users can select the respective project themselves when booking.
Source: fvw TravelTalk