Sustainable Travel

Here are our 9 tips for travelling more sustainably!


Opt for certified sustainable hotels & tours.

These hotels and tours have been assessed by an independent organisation against strict criteria to become certified as sustainable, including things like reducing energy, water and waste to using local and reusable products. And they come in all shapes and sizes across a wide range of our destinations, so there’s something for everyone.


Go paperless!

Oyster Travel are committed to reducing our use of natural materials and with the majority of travel documentation now being E-Tickets, our preferred method of providing you with your final documentation is via email. A vast number of Airlines, Tour Operators & cruise lines have apps, allowing you to also view and download your tickets and boarding passes. You can also view your booking with us online, via our ‘Manage My Booking’ tab. Don’t worry, we still do all of the preparations for travel behind the scenes!


The pre-holiday clothes shop… think pre-owned!

Out of the 100 billion items of clothing produced each year, 70% is sent to landfill or burnt. Pre-owned platforms such as eBay, Vinted & Thrift+ have created great environmental initiatives for customers to shop eco-friendly, some items still the labels on! We’re personally a big fan of Vinted!


Eat local food.

Supporting local businesses and eating fresh, seasonal food is good for both your health and the environment.


Respect the local culture and wildlife.

When travelling to new places, be respectful of the local culture and customs, and do your best to protect the environment.


Reduce your waste.

Try to avoid single-use plastics and packaging, and bring along a reusable water bottle and shopping bag.


Save energy in your room.

Remember to turn off the lights and air conditioning when you don’t need them, and reuse bathroom towels during your stay.


Pack responsibily.

What you pack = what you buy. Read the labels, use eco-friendly products, and, in particular, take reusable toiletries rather than throw away items.


Donate leftover currency to charity.

Think about donating left over currency to a local cause or charity. Alternatively, at Oyster Travel we have a collection box and all funds are donated to East Anglian Air Ambulance.