Steppes Travel ( implements Carbon Offset program

May 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Steppes Travel ( has implemented a Carbon Offset program. Steppes Travel has chosen Carbon Responsible as its partner to offset the carbon emissions created from clients’ holiday air travel.

Justin Wateridge, MD of Steppes Travel, commented, “Steppes Travel believes this is an important issue facing the travel industry and the destinations that it offers to its clients. Steppes Travel is offsetting all the air travel used by our staff in the research and development of our holidays”.

Carbon offset refers to the process of taking action to rebalance carbon emissions. This is done by placing funds generated by people’s offset purchase into projects that will either store or save a corresponding amount of CO2 from their flight emissions.

To ensure that the future carbon savings are realised all offset projects need to be verifiable and have long-term viability. Our partners, Carbon Responsible, use UK projects to ensure that they are easily verifiable. The use of developing world offsets seems attractive as many of our clients travel to the developing world, but verification is an issue.

Furthermore projects in the UK help to remind us all of the need to reduce our emissions from a variety of sources not just aviation. In the UK we currently emit 9 tons of CO2 per head each year, 9 times more than in Africa or India.

About Steppes Travel
Steppes Travel ( specialises in arranging tailor made holidays to exotic destinations. All Steppes Travel consultants have first hand and in-depth knowledge of all the countries they cover. For further information, please call 01285 651 010.

For further information, please contact:

Justin Wateridge
Steppes Travel
Tel: 01285 651 010

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