Jetsave are committed to helping to protect the environment and the local communities in the destinations you travel to with us.
Our focus has always been on providing value for money and quality holidays - and like you, we care about the people and places we see on our travels.
World Care Fund
Come on holiday with us and together we’ll do our bit for the planet. The rules are simple - give a pound and we’ll match it.
The money raised is split between 2 organisations; World Care Fund and Climate Care. World Care Fund operates projects that help make up for the impact holidaymakers have on the environment, and look after communities around the world. ClimateCare are experts in emission reduction projects and renewable energy initiatives. What’s more, the projects we fund in partnership with ClimateCare are accredited to a Gold Standard. Find out more about ClimateCare and Gold Standard
These are some of the projects we support in partnership with The Travel Foundation, a charity that cares for local communities in our favourite holiday destinations by helping locals set up their own tourism businesses. The Travel Foundation’s work is supported by many leading UK travel companies.
The newest project is in the Dominican Republic aims to help local artisans make a better living from tourism by supplying crafts to tourism businesses. The Travel Foundation will provide training for local handicraft production companies. The training will help local artisans to develop collections that will be attractive to gift shop markets by covering design, production planning and quality control, as well as how to turn single product ideas into collections. Resort and gift shop managers from major resorts will be invited to take part in the project by providing input on the types of products and price points of interest to them, as well as feedback on the designs.
The Schools Project called ‘Hoops’ (Helping Out Our Primary Schools) engaged 670 children and 29 teachers in growing produce. The purpose of this project is to introduce the next generation of potential farmers to horticulture skills at a young age is especially important in the Caribbean, where an ageing farming population and a reliance on imports is putting pressure on the future of the agriculture industry.
The Travel Foundation began working in Tobago in 2004, setting up and funding projects that demonstrate how tourism can have a positive impact on local people, culture and the environment.
- Turtles in Tobago
- Tobago Naturally
- Coral reef protection
Tobago traditionally had a thriving agricultural economy, but is no longer self-sufficient in food. Much of the produce consumed by the tourism industry is imported from Trinidad, the wider Caribbean and the USA. To tackle this problem the Travel Foundation set up programmes to help local people earn a better living from farming, to encourage them to get more involved with agriculture and to foster links between the agriculture and tourism industries.
- Adopt A Farmer Project
- School Gardens Project
- Tobago Bees
- Tilapia Fish Farming
- Sustainable Seafood
Building on a pilot project started in 2008, Greening Sri Lanka is an EU-funded initiative which aims to help 350 hotels in Sri Lanka reduce their water and energy consumption and waste production. By providing training materials, workshop and ongoing expert support and advice, the project aims to help hoteliers reduce their water and energy consumption by up to 20%, making significant cost savings and helping to conserve natural resources.
Travel Foundation has embarked on a new pilot project looking at the sustainability of the floating hotels used for Nile cruises.
The aim of the project is to investigate ‘greening’ cruising on the Nile. The first step , which took place in summer 2010, was to audit seven of the Nile floating hotels, operated by Spring Tours. Focusing on their environmental management system, the audit concentrated on water and energy conservation and waste reduction.
Whilst still in the early stages, the ultimate aim is to develop recommendations for river cruising that are applicable to multiple destinations. We’ll report back soon with progress made.
ClimateCare reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases by investing in innovative low carbon technology projects around the world. Here are some of the projects your donations have helped.
Photo by Gareth Bentley
In Zambia, money from the World Care Fund is bringing clean and affordable power to communities, removing their dependence on diesel generators that are expensive and harmful to the environment. The new hydro-powered electricity is reaching schools, orphanages and a local hospital. At the hospital, the power is helping doctors carry out operations day and night, saving lives.
The Earth Stove project in northern India, is improving the lives of local people by helping local food stall owners to replace their traditional stoves with Earth Stoves, which are cleaner and cheaper to run.
Turkey & India
Carbon offsetting donations are supporting the construction of wind turbines in Turkey and India.
Our brochures are printed on paper which is produced from raw material farmed under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes from traceable and sustainable sources. The mills have also been awarded ISO14001 and EMAS certificates for environmental management.