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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences

Travelling with Uniworld means you’re travelling with purpose—supporting sustainable tourism as well as local communities and wildlife. Our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences take that even further, offering our guests opportunities to directly impact the communities we explore in a positive way.

They are selected with great care using a proprietary assessment tool, endorsed by industry experts and exclusive to Uniworld and our sister brands, which ensures that our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences directly advance United Nations Global Goals.

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What are the United Nations Global Goals?

The Global Goals were established by the United Nations, and are a call to action for governments, businesses and society to address today’s most pressing issues. We have, in partnership with our parent company, The Travel Corporation, identified 11 of the 17 Global Goals where we will focus our efforts on affecting positive change. Learn what that means to us by reading How We Tread Right, our new sustainability strategy.

SOME OF OUR MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® EXPERIENCES

 

Wachau Saffron Manufactory

Wachau Saffron Manufactory

Educate your taste buds with flavorful delicacies as you taste red-wine-and-saffron chocolate and saffron-seasoned jams, vinegars and honey at Wachauer Safranmanufaktur. Bernard Kaar, who’s spent years researching the history of saffron and still more years cultivating the world’s only bio-dynamically certified saffron, is one of the Wachau’s most important producers. Meet Bernard and his wife, Alexandra, for a fascinating introduction to saffron—the plant, the spice and the cultural traditions.

Experience it on our Enchanting Danube itinerary.

Wine Vinegar Estate, Doktorenhof

Wine Vinegar Estate, Doktorenhof

Visit the Weinessiggut Doktorenhof estate for a special vinegar tasting. Founded by Georg Wiedemann some 30 years ago, Doktorenhof produces vinegars from premium wines following old traditions that have been passed on from generation to generation. Almost 100 percent of the work is done by hand, from the natural cultivation of ripe, dense base wines to the careful expansion of the vinegars in the vinegar room, to filling, corking, binding, waxing and careful packaging in hand-blown bottles and flacons.

Experience it on our Castles along the Rhine itinerary.

Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative

Iraq Al-Amir Womens Cooperative

The Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative aims to help local women become financially independent and raise their standard of living by increasing their income while simultaneously preserving local heritage. Meet the women who manage and run this cooperative and help craft a product alongside them that will be sold in the gift shop as well as online.

Experience it on our Jordan Extension of our Splendors of Egypt & the Nile itinerary.

NGO's

NGO "Calcutta Rescue"

Visit the local Calcutta Rescue, which serves the area’s underprivileged children. They provide much-needed services at no cost to the neediest people of Kolkata and West Bengal—regardless of gender, age, caste or religion—through health clinics, schools, vocational training and preventative health programs. You’ll hear about the impact the Calcutta Rescue has made over the last 30 years and get some insight on some of their current projects.

Experience it on our India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges itinerary.

Plastic Fishing

Plastic Fishing

Help make Amsterdam’s waterways cleaner on a fun and sustainable outing with PlasticWhale, the first plastic fishing company in the world. Jump onboard, grab a net and get ready to fish for some plastic and learn more about the organization’s mission. The plastic collected is recycled into furniture and more boats—the same kind of boat we’ll use on our outing.

Experience it on our Amsterdam & Brussels Bound (U by Uniworld) itinerary.

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