Sponsors 2020

Headline Sponsor

Intrepid Travel

Our Responsible Travel Policy outlines our commitment to preserving the environment, supporting local communities, protecting the vulnerable and giving back to the places we travel. All our trip leaders, suppliers and staff are trained on these principles, and are core to us delivering sustainable, experience-rich travel. To learn more click here:

Cruise Industry Partner

CLIA Australasia

The cruise industry has made unprecedented, year-over-year progress in implementing sustainable technologies and practices  and while cruise ships comprise far less than 1% of the global maritime community, cruise lines are at the forefront in developing responsible tourism practices and innovative technologies. Our industry leads in environmental stewardship. The entire shipping industry benefits from early adoption of innovative technologies by cruise lines – many of which did not exist five to 10 years ago such as exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), LNG as fuel for passenger ships and shore-side power capabilities. To learn more click here:

Aviation Partner


As we carry Australians to their destinations, we’re conscious of working to minimise the impact we have on the environment. We’re leading the way on sustainable aviation through our carbon offsetting and waste reduction initiatives and we’re committed to reducing net CO2 emissions from aviation by 50 per cent by 2050, relative to 2005 levels. To learn more click here:

Gold Sponsor

Globus Family of Brands

Globus is committed to sustainable travel and minimizing its impact on the environment and to reducing its dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavour, we have implemented policies to support this sustainable travel mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations to ensure sustainable tourism. To learn more click here:

Gold Sponsor


Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel, and the world’s largest expedition cruise company. This comes with a responsibility. With UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework – and a mission focused on innovation, technology and concrete measures – sustainability is a part of every detail of the Hurtigruten operation. To learn more click here:

Gold Sponsor

The Travel Corporation

A decade ago, the The Travel Corporation team challenged ourselves to do better. We created The TreadRight Foundation and started on a journey to ensure that the places we live in and visit, the wildlife we love, and the planet we call home remain vibrant for generations to come. To learn more click here:

Silver Sponsorship

G Adventures

Planet Earth is an amazing place, but it’s far from perfect. Since the very beginning, G Adventures has operated under the belief that travel is an exchange, not a commodity. As a social enterprise, the planet is our product. Its social and environmental welfare is fundamentally important to us – not just as a business, but as human beings, too. To learn more click here:

Bronze Sponsor

APT Travel Group

APT has been in a unique partnership with Wunan, a community-based initiative that represents the Indigenous people of the East Kimberley. Our relationships with local traditional landowners has led to the development of several permanent wilderness lodges. To learn more click here:

Bronze Sponsor

World Expeditions

World Expeditions are dedicated to developing strong connections between people and environment across the planet with the World Expeditions Foundation as well as the not-for-profit Community Project Travel program which raises donations for education-based projects in underprivileged communities across the globe. From developing low impact, sustainable campsites in remote destinations, ensuring a Leave No Trace policy, removing litter through our 10 Pieces Litter Collection initiative, supporting our mountain porters, offsetting the carbon emissions produced in the land arrangements on our itineraries and the protection of vulnerable children and animals in the tourism setting, World Expeditions is committed to true sustainable travel. To learn more click here:

Networking Sponsor


For more than 30 years, PONANT has been taking its guests to the most secret locations on the planet, where nature rules in all its splendour. This choice creates responsibilities towards the ecosystems of which these places are made up and the local communities that live there. PONANT recognises its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and strives to become a global benchmark with regard to sustainable development in its cruise activities. To learn more click here:

Catering Sponsor

Ensemble Travel Group

Ensemble Travel group sets the industry standard as the largest member-owned travel cooperative. Their roster of approximately 850 independent agencies is comprised of a dynamic network of knowledgeable travel professionals with diverse business models. Ensemble Travel Group has recently partnered with Cool Effect, a non-profit focused on fighting the climate crisis, to help the independent travel agency network offset its carbon emissions. To learn more click here: