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Making a STAnd: Teen Cancer

We help millions of travellers explore the world each year, yet for thousands of young people, their worlds are turned upside down by cancer. We've partnered with teen cancer charities in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland and Austria on a global campaign to spread awareness and raise USD $1 million. Find out what we've been doing and how your trip can help.
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Making a STAnd: Animal Welfare

We were one of the first travel companies to make a stand on animal welfare. Our industry-leading animal welfare policy safeguards the wellbeing and protection of animals across all our operations. So far, we have withdrawn almost 4,000 of our suppliers tours and activities, including Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls, Tiger Temple in Thailand and an outright ban on elephant and ostrich riding.
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Making a STAnd: Customer Safety

We've been trusted by travelers for almost 40 years, and we take that trust seriously. We operate a comprehensive policy to promote the good health and safety of our travelers abroad, only working with reputable operators who meet our high standards. We're constantly on the road assessing our operations, withdrawing any products where the safety of our customers is compromised.

Making a STAnd: Volunteering

We love that our travellers want to give back on their trips. But unfortunately, volunteer projects can often mismanaged, exploiting communities for profit rather than helping them. We believe that volunteering should have a lasting and positive impact, meeting both the local needs of communities and the desires of travellers to make a worthwhile contribution. View our code of conduct below.
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Making a STAnd: Anti-slavery

We are proud to be the world's largest student and youth travel company. As industry leaders, we are committed to ensuring that all our employees, guides and instructors are fairly treated in their workplace (whether that be 17,000 feet above ground in Nepal, or beneath the ocean's surface in Belize) and that the suppliers we work with are free from slavery and human trafficking.
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Making a STAnd: Carbon Neutral

We work with Carbon Neutral to reduce the carbon impact of your flight by supporting projects that help to combat climate change at the source. Your contributions are used to purchase carbon credits that are invested into Gold Standard initiatives such as the Shimba Hills Stoves project in Kenya, Gurajat Wind Power project in India, and the Yarra Yarra Reforestation Project in Australia. 
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