Update February 2008: The World Land Trust and APH are no longer affiliated with Pickatrail.com. Please note that if you book airport parking or airport hotels through Pickatrail, you will NOT be supporting the World Land Trust. For more information see www.worldlandtrust.org/sponsors/pickatrail.htm.
Conservation charity the World Land Trust is delighted to announce the launch of a new fundraising initiative online at responsible travel advice website pickatrail.com.
Travellers who book the airport parking and hotel element of their holiday with Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) via pickatrail.com have the added bonus of protecting areas of rainforest with no additional cost. Everytime a booking with APH is made online at pickatrail.com, APH makes a financial contribution to the World Land Trust. So far bookings through pickatrail.com have raised more than £5,000 saving 200 acres of endangered rainforest, the size of over 110 football pitches.
By working with pickatrail.com and APH, the World Land Trust is encouraging the use of good environmental practice when travelling and helping to reduce carbon emissions.
With carbon emissions becoming an increasing environmental issue and the summer holidays looming, the World Land Trust is also offering a few easy steps and advice to help offset the environmental damage caused by travelling abroad:
STEP 1: book your airport parking and hotels with www.pickatrail.com and Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) will make a donation to the World Land Trust which will help buy and protect areas of rainforest in Ecuador.
STEP 2: drive yourself to the airport and save the cost of a taxi ride or the time and double the fuel consumption of a friend making the return journey to and from the airport when dropping off and collecting (also known as Kiss and Fly).
STEP 3: feel better that you have made the efforts to carbon balance your trip and contributed to the World Land Trust.
World Land Trust is a registered, conservation charity that has helped purchase and protect over 300,000 acres of threatened wildlife habitats worldwide, including Rainforest, which is used to offset carbon emissions into every day life and help balance the effect of these emissions into the atmosphere.