In addition to the work that we do with our TreadRight Foundation, many of our 4,000 strong team members regularly participate in local fundraising and volunteer projects, including Tourism Cares volunteer projects, Sustainable Coastlines shoreline cleanups and lots more.
As a part of an international community, our offices' partners and the destinations in which we operate have all been impacted at one time or another. When tragedy strikes we believe it’s simply our responsibility - no more, no less - to help. Some organisations we have supported in the past include The New Zealand Christchurch Earthquake Appeal (NZD$50,000 ) and The Australian Queensland Premier's Flood Relief Appeal (AUD$50,000).
As part of The Travel Corporation’s 2010 International Sales Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa, conference delegates stepped out of their meetings and presentations for a day and stepped into supporting the local community. Working hand in hand with the Amy Biehl Foundation
, conference delegates picked up tools and built a total of 21 ‘Wendy Houses’. These are small 4-wall homes, which were then donated to local communities, providing a significant impact for families in need.
In addition to supporting the destinations in which we operate as well as the volunteer work that our team members are engaged in, Red Carnation Hotels in involved with a number of initiatives both in London, where they are headquartered, as well as through their hotel properties, which further extends the Groups commitment to the community. Red Carnation’s London office supports the Starlight Foundation, the Great Ormond Children’s Hospital and a variety of other charitable organisations.
about these organizations and others the hotel group works with.
In addition to their charitable initiatives, several Red Carnation properties are setting the standard for environmental performance in hotels. The Bushmans Kloof property’s entire operation is based on sound environmental conservation practices, earning them recognition as the Global Winner of Wildlife Conservations Programs in the Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards (2009), and the Relais & Châteaux Environment Trophy. From the implementation of a comprehensive reserve management plan, ongoing monitoring of water quality, rainfall, soil erosion, vegetation cover and wildlife to prevent degradation, to environmentally friendly solid waste disposal and advanced Biolytix waste water processing system, the property adheres to strict practices to minimise its impact on its surrounding area. The property also supports multiple conservation organizations and has been instrumental in the quest to save the rare and endangered Cape Mountain Zebra from extinction. Further demonstrating the commitment Bushmans Kloof has to the preservation and protection of indigenous wildlife, it is committed to supporting another major conservation project: “The Cape Leopard Trust.” This organization is dedicated to the conservation of the Cape’s predator diversity, and in particular, the leopard as the flagship species.