Going Green

As one of South Africa's leading corporate travel companies, we believe that green thinking can be applied to every aspect of business travel and MICE planning. Going green is more important today than ever before. As individuals, we have a responsibility to act. As corporates, it’s even more important that we take up the green charge and lead by example.  
Thompsons Travel, a subsidiary of Cullinan Holdings, is a supporter of The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation (TTC) family of brands, of which all Cullinan Holdings form part. As such, we are committed to Make Travel Matter for People, Wildlife and the Planet.  

Make Travel Matter Pledge 

Together with all Cullinan businesses, we signed the Make Travel Matter pledge on World Tourism Day in 2019, committing to sharing the TreadRight ethos as travellers, as corporate travel providers and as members of the global travel industry. This pledge is a heartfelt commitment to sustainable travel and tourism practices, including ethical treatment of animals, responsible use of disposable items and a rejection of single-use plastics, and an honouring of all people in the spirit of diversity and inclusion. 

Solar Powered Offices 

All Thompsons Travel offices at Cullinan Holdings premises (Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg), have been fully outfitted with roof-based solar panels in order to make use of a sustainable energy resource and reduce overall electricity needs.  

Zero Single-Use Plastic 

Following an announcement on World Environment Day 2018 and under the guidance of  TreadRightThompsons Travel, together with all Cullinan Holdings businesses officially instituted a ban of more than 60 types of single-use plastic items such as straws, coffee stirrers, water bottles, plastic bags, and cutlery from all offices. 
We support the E-Documents Initiative, which aims to reduce the environmental footprint by producing efficient e-documents, rather than printed travel documents.