Journey Costa Rica believes in the power that business has to create a positive impact on the environment, our communities, our clients, and our team. A small destination with immense potential, Costa Rica offers a model for a positive relationship with nature that can be replicated widely. At Journey, we aim to be radical in our approach to travel; reducing negative impact and generating positive impact while offering high touch, creative trips for the most discerning of travelers.
With years of experience in the industry, we know how travel can transform a destination, providing jobs, resources, and protection to cultural and natural wonders. We also recognize how every trip has a degree of negative environmental effect, through transport emissions and participation in certain activities. We seek to minimize these effects by taking emissions into consideration during the design of each trip, working with transportation and accommodation partners that measure their impact and exploring better technology as it becomes available. Travel will still produce emissions, and we acknowledge that while bringing enormous benefits, it also has consequences. For every guest that travels with us, Journey charges a USD 100 conservation fee. With this, we offset the effects of international and domestic flights, all land transportation and accommodation. We measure the footprint of each trip using the tools provided by South Pole and are exploring carbon reduction projects in the region.
We also believe in the power of ideas. At Journey, we’re not just committed to our own sustainability efforts, but also to encouraging our supplier partners to accelerate their own. By asking our collaborators about their sustainable practices, we can choose and prioritize hotels, lodges and modes of transportation based on their approach.
Finally, we recognize that sustainability is a journey, not a destination. We will continue to innovate, challenge ourselves, make mistakes, and improve. As we continue to adapt to a changing world, our commitment to being a leader in positive-impact travel will remain steadfast.