Implemented directly into itineraries, the ‘MAKE TRAVEL MATTER’ Experiences aim to directly advance Uniworld’s long-standing commitment to have a positive impact on the people and communities visited on sailings.
“At Uniworld we’re proud to offer clients experiences that make a positive impact and aid sustainable, conscious travel,” said Ellen Bettridge, President and CEO of Uniworld and U River Cruises. “Along with our sister brands, we’re committed to making an effort to stand together and show support for the people, wildlife and planet that we all call home, which is imperative now more than ever. Our new experiences meet a rigorous set of criteria to identify the ways in which they will truly make an impact.”
Uniworld and U River Cruises, part of The Travel Corporation umbrella, are founding partners of The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit that works to make a positive impact on the planet, communities and wildlife. MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences are offered across TTC brands and are chosen for the ways in which they directly advance the United Nations 17 Global Goals, which were developed by world leaders to create a better future for people and the planet by 2030.
The MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences for 2021 and 2022 include the following:
While on the ‘India’s Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges’ itinerary, guests will have the chance to board a pedal-powered Trishaw in the ‘Temple City’ of Kalna to explore the Rajbari temple complex, which dates back to 1739. They will also get have the opportunity to support local artisans who have been making ornamental brass objects for centuries through attending various brass workshops in Matari. Other highlights include a visit to Mother Theresa’s home and tomb or the local NGO Calcutta Rescue in Kolkata.
Uniworld’s MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences in Europe include a day on a ‘Dutch Cheese Trail’ at a sustainable dairy farm while on the ‘Tulips & Windmills’ itinerary, as well as a saffron tasting and a visit to a typical ‘Mostheurigen Farm’ in Linz while on the ‘Enchanting Danube’ itinerary. While on the ‘Holland & Belgium’ itinerary, guests will learn how Belgian chocolate is made at the sustainable company Neuhof, and on the ‘Castles Along the Rhine’ tour, they’ll visit the Doktorenhof Estate to learn about the generations-old traditions used to make vinegar.
In Jordan, while on the ‘Splendors of Egypt & the Nile’ Jordan extension, Uniworld clients can visit the Iraq Al Amir women’s cooperative Association, which aims to provide meaningful employment for local village women. Guests will visit the workshop and explore the women’s handmade paper, pottery and fabrics as well as fresh produce.
For more information about MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experiences go to Uniworld.com/CA/Why-Uniworld/Make-Travel-Matter-Experiences.