Travel Bulletin

Ponant’s eco pledge


French cruise operator Ponant recently launched the Ponant Foundation, a program designed to further support the research and conservati­on of marine ecosystems. “Well aware of the challenge and the scale of the task, we remain true to our belief as sailors eager to share our passion for the oceans,” said Jean Emmanuel Sauvée, CEO of Ponant and member of the Board of Directors of the Ponant Foundation.

One of the first projects taken on by the program is the Aladabra Clean Up, which works to preserve the Aladabra Atoll in the Seychelles.

Ponant scored the award for “Best sustainabl­e travel or tourism initiative – ocean or ocean-based cruise operator” at the inaugural Travel Daily Travel & Tourism Sustainabi­lity Awards this year.

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