Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Small Steps to Support More Sustainable Travel

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Small Steps to Support More Sustainable Travel

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Byline: Alex Cousemacker Senior Consultant Grafton Travel

HERE at Grafton Travel, we understand that one of the most rewarding moments during the lead-up to your holiday comes after you've booked and paid your final payment.

That satisfying moment a few weeks prior to travelling, when you are finally able to receive your travel documents. Once documents are ready, you know that your holiday isn't far away; they symbolise the beginning of your journey.

We love to provide this service to our clients, but we understand that sustainability is an important issue in today's society, so we strive to help reduce our carbon footprint where we can.

We know that a lot of local Grafton residents feel the same way, so here is a couple of ways we look to reduce our footprint, and some that may be able to help our community and our planet in the process:

Brochure recycling

Every week we receive boxes upon boxes of brochures. Our suppliers are always releasing new products and programs, updating the services they provide. These brochures often include stunning travel photographs and detailed information on destinations all over the world. Most travel companies plan a year or more into the future, so we are throwing away brochures that still have very relevant information.

We almost always have a stack of brochures to get rid of, and we would much rather see them go to use than to the rubbish bin. If you know of any daycare centres, schools, parents, or travellers that would benefit from these brochures, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Bring a box in to Grafton Travel and we will almost certainly be able to fill it.

Support responsible travel

Many travel companies have already started to develop a more sustainable program, or otherwise have been in the business of reducing their environmental footprint for years. …

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