Which travel companies are still failing wildlife?
Our Real Responsible Traveller Report reviews global leaders in the tourism industry on their animal policies and wildlife offers: uncovering the progress the travel industry is making to protect wild animals, and where work is still needed.
Independent researchers collected information from the public websites of each of the travel companies to determine which were selling tickets for harmful experiences at captive wildlife venues.
The good news
Airbnb, Booking.com and The Travel Corporation have proactively removed captive wildlife entertainment. Tripadvisor/Viator has removed ticket sales for captive wild animal entertainment, but continues to promote exploitative wildlife tourism through images and reviews on their website.
All four of these companies has invited advice from World Animal Protection to improve their commitment wildlife-friendly tourism by rejecting animal exploitation and these scores are a testament to the steps these companies have already taken to protect animals.
The bad news
Many of the world’s leading travel companies are severely failing wildlife. These companies, who are among the most influential businesses in the tourism industry, are still selling harmful exploitative wildlife experiences.
Travel companies need to take responsibility for fuelling demand for cruel captive wildlife entertainment. With your help we can end ticket sales to venues where dolphins, elephants, primates, and big cats suffer for profit.
You can be a hero for wildlife
To be a hero all we ask you to do is select one of the travel companies below, still seriously failing wildlife, and call them out using a social media post we have prepared for you.
Collectively your action can help focus attention on the travel companies and hopefully convince them to change their policies on wildlife being used for entertainment.
@Trip is promoting tickets to venues where elephants, dolphins and primates are forced to perform for tourist entertainment. #RealResponsibleTravel means never booking your holiday with travel companies that continue to profit from wild animal suffering.