Travel Corporation Impact Report 2021: Results That Matter

The Travel Corporation, of which CodedHits is a part, has achieved significant strides toward its sustainability goals since introducing its five-year How We Trod Right initiative in September 2020. TTC has produced its first 2021 Impact Report, detailing the progress made over the past year toward the organization’s 11 sustainability goals. CodedHits achieved great strides in 2021, with a 49% reduction in printed brochures (Goal 5) and the addition of 13 new itineraries that travel to developing nations (Goal 8).

As for Objective No. 7, we’ve already blown past the 2021 target of having one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience featured on half of all trips. We achieved this and went above and beyond by ensuring that 63% of our trips included a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. They have been established exclusively for CodedHits and our linked businesses, have the backing of industry professionals, and are closely related to the UN Global Goals.

We also launched several amazing new MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences in 2017 to benefit local people, animals, and ecosystems. To mark the occasion, we will examine seven of CodedHits’s most impactful MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences and explain how they help achieve the UN Global Goals.

Giant’s Causeway – County Antrim, Ireland

The Giant’s Causeway awarded a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, can be found in Antrim in Northern Ireland. This enigmatic phenomenon is composed of more than 40,000 hexagonal basalt rock columns, and it is impossible not to be awestruck by it. The local legend says it was created after a fight between two giants, the Irish Finn McCool, and the Scottish Benandonner; the scientific evidence says it was formed six million years ago by basaltic lava flowing through the earth. When you visit the Causeway, you will walk in the footsteps of giants as you learn the two stories of how it was created.

Regardless of the narrative you choose to tell, your trip will MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® by contributing to an endeavor undertaken by the National Trust to conserve this breathtaking region. Following the catastrophic fire at the site’s Visitor Center in 2000, the TreadRight Foundation rekindled its cooperation with the National Trust to create a brand new Visitor Center of the highest possible caliber. Additionally, as a result of this project, new conservation initiatives were established, and refurbished pathways and new trails were built around the site. This gorgeous scenery is now open for anyone and everyone to experience and appreciate.

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The UN Global Goals

Your trip to the Giant’s Causeway will directly contribute to the achievement of UN Global Goals 10 and 11 since it will assist in the conservation of County Antrim’s cultural legacy and the natural landscape by contributing to the growth of a sustainable Visitor Center at the site.

Indigenous Experience & Manitobah Storyboot Project – Quebec, Canada

Join this event if you’ve always wanted to learn about Canada’s different Indigenous traditions. We’ll start by visiting Indigenous Cultural Ambassadors at the Canadian Museum of History, the nation’s most visited. Algonquin people will perform a stunning powwow dance. You’ll learn about indigenous customs on a guided tour of the Indigenous village. Traditional beading workshops are also available.

The Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot Project revives and protects Indigenous arts. The project teaches indigenous elders and artisans how to produce mukluks and moccasins traditionally. The Storyboot Project has grown into a global online store where Indigenous artisans sell their distinctive mukluks and moccasins and receive 100% of the earnings.

Manitobah Mukluks and TreadRight created an educational room at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto with a TreadRight Heritage Initiative grant. Local indigenous youngsters attended Storyboot School regularly to learn about mukluks from indigenous artists.

The UN Global Goals

This MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience preserves Métis culture and traditions, supporting UN Global Goals 10 and 11. Indigenous artists gain skills and real economic opportunities, reducing inequality. Visit this fantastic program and learn about Indigenous traditions.

Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Kenya

You will visit the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, the most prominent black rhino refuge in East Africa, as part of this incredible MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. You will have the opportunity to interact with some magnificent animals, including the last northern white rhinos in the world and over 110 black rhinos that are severely endangered.

Additionally, you’ll get to know the Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s rangers and discover first-hand about their work conserving species and the environment. Hear fascinating tales about their vital efforts to end rhino poaching. You can even take a picture at the spot where the equator passes through the conservancy.

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The UN Global Goals

Due to the conservancy’s mission of eradicating animal trafficking and poaching, you may directly support UN Global Goal 15 when you visit Ol Pejeta.

Meet Local Specialist Jon Ghahate at Chaco Canyon – New Mexico, United States

Chaco Canyon, located within the Chaco Culture National Historical Park, is one of the most important centers of Ancestral Puebloan culture and history in the United States. This beautiful area will be shown to you by Jon Ghahate of the Laguna and Zuni Pueblos of the Turkey and Badger Clans. He is a Pueblo guide and scholar, and Chaco is his ancestral home. He also works as a Cultural Educator at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

You’ll meet Jon Ghahate for a walking tour of this fantastic World Heritage Site. You’ll be fascinated by the pre-Columbian architecture of the Ancient Pueblo peoples between CE 900 and 1150. Pueblo Bonito, one of the most critical ‘Great Houses’ of the Ancestral Puebloans, is one of the highlights. It was the largest structure in North America until the 18th century, standing five floors tall and containing over 700 rooms. Jon Ghahate will give you an inside look at these structures and tell you old stories.

The UN Global Goals

Your participation in this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience will help to achieve UN Global Goals 10 and 11 by preserving the Chaco Culture National Historical Park. It will also help to maintain the culture and heritage of Ancestral Puebloans in the United States.

Visit an Orang Asli village – Malaysia

In Malaysia, you will MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® by visiting a village inhabited by an indigenous tribe known as “Orang Asli” or “First Peoples” in Malay. The Orang Asli are a group of 18 Indigenous communities residing in Malaysia, the first Indigenous peoples of Malaysia.

Here, you will meet a Local Specialist for a guided village tour. You will observe traditional activities such as bamboo cookery and weaving. You will also learn more about the history and culture of the Orang Asli at the Orang Asli Museum, where you will find exquisite handicrafts, clothing, games, and culinary techniques.

The UN Global Goals

Your visit will directly contribute to the advancement of UN Global Goals 10 and 11 by preserving Orang Asli’s history and culture in Malaysia. Additionally, your visit helps to sustain livelihoods and create economic opportunities for the villagers.

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Red Heritage Dinner and Show, Arizona, U.S.

When you go to Page’s Red Heritage Indigenous Entertainment Hall, which is owned and run by the Navajo, you’ll be helping to keep their culture alive. Local artists, lively powwow dancing, and traditional hoop dancing are all shown at the theater. This is set to exciting drum and flute music to make a fantastic show.

You’ll also be able to eat Navajo-style food like traditional chili and real frybread while you watch the show. This fantastic new show is a step toward sustainable travel because it teaches and entertains simultaneously.

The UN Global Goals

Your visit will help the Navajo culture and customs stay alive by supporting UN Global Goals 10 and 11. It will also help Navajo people in the United States make a living and give them economical options through sustainable tourism.

Tesuque Pueblo Community Farm – New Mexico, United States

The Tesuque Pueblo Community Farm in Santa Fe aims to help their neighborhood address the worldwide issue of food insecurity. Our Southwest Native Trails tour includes a stop at a communal farm, where you may chat with Emigdio Ballon, the organization’s agricultural director. He will talk about the importance of maintaining heirloom seeds and how they are used to ensure food security in this Indigenous Pueblo community. He’ll also demonstrate how locals rediscover age-old farming practices to provide for themselves.

Visit the 70-acre farm and solar-powered seed bank to gain insight into their work. Traditional grains, fruits, vegetables, and medicinal herbs are grown on the farm to benefit the local population. The farm’s swarms of honeybees provide pollination services for the crops, as well as honey and beeswax.

The UN Global Goals

UN Global Goals 2, 10, and 11 are directly supported by our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. It helps the Tesuque Pueblo Community Farm achieve its goal of developing a self-sufficient, culturally-rich neighborhood. Traditional Pueblo plants, foods, farming practices, and traditions are protected. Sustainable agriculture, better community nutrition, and food independence are just goals the farm is working toward.

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