On Earth Day Visitopia introduces green flying

April 25, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Amsterdam, April 2007 – From today, free climate compensation to every destination thinkable is a fact! Today. Vistopia and Trees for Travel took the initiative to offer flights with free climate compensation. The free climate compensation for flights bookings is a big step to a mature market of climate compensated products. On the website www.treesfortravel.info you can book every thinkable destination with the guarantee that enough trees are planted to ensure that the greenhouse emissions of the planes are compensated.

Normal tariff WITH compensation
The new concept of Visitopia and Trees for Travel offers a website where flights can be booked against normal tariffs, but with climate compensation. Everyone that books on www.treesfortravel.info gets the guarantee that enough trees are planted to cover the toll that the emissions take on the climate. Trees for Travel will use these trees to recover the Malaysian rain forest, among other projects. Visitopia will facilitate the backend and the website.

The aware generation
With this initiative, Atze Zwirs, the developer of Visitopia, wants to contribute to cut down greenhouse gasses and raise the awareness of the importance of a green environment. “Initiatives as Trees for Travel show that we do not have to settle for this problem. The key to a solution of the climate problem lies in my generation. Now nobody has an excuse to fly without compensation!”

A Flight
“The attention for the climate and a positive way to contribute to the climate, literally took a flight the last year. The question was asked why consumers should pay extra when it comes to flying with compensation. Because the travel agencies until now did not answer this question, Trees for Travel took the initiative” says Sjaak de Ligt, program manager at Trees for Travel.

Trees for Travel
Trees for Travel, founded in 2001, was the first company of its kind that offered climate compensated flying. Trees for Travel does not have the goal to make profit. Their only mission is only to contribute to a green environment. They try to compensate the emissions of flying by planting trees mostly in developing countries. Since then, also projects for durable energy started in these countries. Trees for Travel is very innovative.

Visitopia is not just a regular internet flight booking agency that offers flights against the lowest tariffs. The main strength is that you can find and order information online about the big city destinations. The web pages are being developed and maintained by local franchisers which guarantees up to date and high quality information. Because of this innovative approach, Visitopia was nominated for the “Veer”. The “Veer” is an award that is given by the travel magazine “Reisrevue” to companies in the travel branch that are innovative. Visitopia dedicates web pages to special charities. The profit that is being made by the bookings on those pages, are for those charities.