AAT Kings Cares

Australian Bushfires


We're proud to be associated with the contribution made by our parent company, The Travel Corporation (TTC), to the NSW Rural Fire Service – a donation of $100K, which was made in December 2019. The danger they put themselves in on a daily basis to protect the community and its surrounding area is heroic. Our hearts go out to the loss of life, property, wildlife and nature from Australia’s bushfire tragedy. Funds go towards technology and necessities such as radios, floodlights, GPS for the trucks, maintenance, fuel, food and training.


Our StoryAAT Kings Cares

AAT Kings is a founding member of the TreadRight foundation. We understand that travel matters; it allows us to explore the world and gain a deeper understanding of each destination, its history and culture, through enriching experiences. We also recognise that it is our responsibility to Make Travel Matter and help protect the places we visit and take care of the world around us.

As a foundation partner of TreadRight Foundation, AAT Kings is committed to safeguarding the planet, wildlife and people in the places we visit for generations to come.

These are some of the ways we make a difference

What We DoOur Commitment

As a founding partner of TreadRight, we work together to have a positive impact on the people and communities we visit, to help protect marine and wildlife, and to care for the planet we all call home.

We're continually working to reduce the impact of our everyday activities by minimising our waste, energy use and paper consumption in our company offices.

AAT Kings, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 48,000* trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated 'Excellent' by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth.

For our brochure deliveries, we have recently made the move to compostable bags. These bags are made from plants, again reducing harmful landfill waste.

*Calculations based on data from the Environmental Paper Network

Join the movementOur Pledge

Powered by our foundation TreadRight Foundation along with our TTC Sister Companies, we believe in travelling sustainably and consciously to safeguard the planet, wildlife and people in the places we visit for generations to come.

Help us make a difference and join our Make Travel Matter pledge.

Make Travel Matter Pledge

I will make my travel matter – for our planet, for people and for wildlife.


When I explore this planet, I will do my best to tread right.

I will refuse single use plastics when I can and recycle what I cannot avoid.

When possible, I will offset my travels.


When I meet new people I will honor their home as I do my own, and do so in the spirit of diversity and inclusion.

I will purchase locally made items wherever possible and pay a fair price.


When I experience wildlife, I will do so in nature.

I will not ride animals that ought not be ridden, or support animal cruelty in any way.


Together, we will tread right upon the earth – and we will make our travel matter.

Do your best to tread rightWhat Can You Do

  • When you've finished with your holiday brochures, pass them onto a friend or recycle them.

  • Buy local produce.

  • Respect the local culture and traditions where you are travelling. Ensure your dress and behaviour is appropriate for the places you visit.

  • Minimise waste by bringing your own water bottle and reusing it. We carry water on all coaches so you can re-fill on the go.

  • Please don't pick plants and flowers, leave them for others to enjoy.

  • At your hotel use water sparingly, take short showers instead of baths and hang towels for drying and re-use.

  • Separate paper from plastic and try to recycle as much as possible.

  • Throw any litter in the bin and keep the local environment tidy.

  • Switch lights & air conditioning off if you are not in the room or don’t need them.

  • Turn off your TV instead of leaving it on standby.

  • Reduce your use and waste of precious resources such as water, food and energy.

The Travel CorporationTreadRight Foundation

A major priority for AAT Kings is to proactively contribute to the development of sustainable tourism. A key driver for us is our principal partnership with the TreadRight Foundation.

AAT Kings is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation that works to safeguard the planet, wildlife and people in the places we visit for generations to come.

Travel is an incredible gift. It has the ability to open our eyes, our hearts and our minds to the unique cultures and spellbinding beauty of the natural world. But with this gift comes a responsibility – to protect the world as we know it.

By being a founding member of TreadRight, we work together to have a positive impact on the people and communities we visit, to help protect marine and wildlife, and to care for the planet we all call home.

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