Inspired by the International Baccalaureate’s Creativity, Activity, and Service program, CAS Trips aims to make a genuine, sustainable impact through transformative cross-cultural experiences.

We recognize our responsibility as educators and seek to harness the power of experiential learning to inspire students while bringing long-term benefits to the communities and environments in which we operate.

Destination Development

CAS Trips comprehensively research each destination, identifying key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that communities are striving to achieve.

Partnerships

We contact and nurture links with grassroots charities and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) who are working to tackle specific goals.

Activity Development

CAS Trips work closely with charities to create impactful Service Challenges that will give students an exciting hands-on experience, but crucially also fulfills a genuine need.

Sustainability means many things to us at CAS Trips – which is why we use the 17 UN SDGs to  inspire and guide the actions we focus on in our programs. The SDGs are also used as a lense to challenge students to translate their on-trip experiences by developing long-term project ideas during our CAS Project Challenge.

Everywhere CAS Trips goes, we aim to ensure that we are creating a greater global impact through local actions. From our work preserving cultures and supporting local economies to striving to become carbon neutral, we are taking our sustainability seriously. 

Here are some experiences students can expect when embarking on a CAS Trip:

Don Carlos’ Organic Farm
Colombia

Through long-term partnerships with local non-profits located in the Carmen de Viboral, Colombia, CAS Trips enables students to partake in service-learning impact projects alongside the local communities. Students learn about the challenges of organic farming by taking part in daily tasks while preparing for a cooking challenge, leaving them with both special memories and new perspectives.

Homeless Service Challenges
Czech Republic

In collaboration with Pragulic, students take a walking tour led by a recovering homeless guide before being challenged to plan, cook, and deliver a fresh meal to a local shelter. They then have a challenging fundraising opportunity, which has resulted in over €3.000 donated towards health insurance, rehabilitation treatment, and English classes for the local homeless population in Prague.

Compassion Projects
Bhutan

Student groups who visit Bhutan opt to fundraise before their trips and have the opportunity to meet the communities and contribute towards the projects they are supporting. Most recently a group of students stayed with locals in Mendegang village and raised funds for the building of a much-needed toilet block for the local school. Read more details in this project report.

We traveled very Close To Home; to Samso Island. Approximately 4 hours sailing, and we took a train – it’s amazing because you don’t have to travel that far, you don’t have to use a lot of fuel on airplanes. You don’t have to do all that, because what is really important is that we are all together. 

We are dealing with various interesting CAS Projects. And in the end, what I see is a crowd of very happy students who are discussing things that are meaningful, and that’s what matters.

– Dorrit Færk Møller
Birkerød Gymnasium, 2021

We acknowledge that we must urgently respond to the climate crisis which is why we declared a climate emergency with Tourism Declares in April 2021. Later that year we – alongside many other travel organizations became a launch signatory of the Glasgow Declaration: A commitment to a decade of climate action agreeing to these five commitments:

Measure

Measure and disclose all travel and tourism-related emissions.

Decarbonize

Set and deliver science-based targets to accelerate tourism’s decarbonization.

Regenerate

Restore and protect ecosystems, supporting nature’s ability to draw down carbon.

Collaborate

Share evidence of risks and solutions with all stakeholders and our guests.

Finance

Ensure organizational resources and capacity are sufficient to meet objectives set out in climate plans.

In April 2022 CAS Trips became the first tour operator in the Czech Republic to be awarded the Travelife Partners certificate in recognition of our tangible commitments to integrate sustainability management, reporting, and compliance obligations into our operations.

Sustainability News

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May 19, 2022

Introducing Our Sustainability Timeline – from 2015 to 2021

Here is an overview of some of the highlights that have allowed us to grow into the responsible organization we are so proud to be today.
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April 19, 2022

How to Celebrate Earth Day 2022 – Plus An Exciting Announcement from CAS Trips!

We could not think of a better time to share the commitment we have made to take our environmental accountability one step further.
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April 7, 2022

Our Social Impact Philosophy: The Social Side of Sustainability

Discover how each of our CAS Trips is driven by the social impact goal of consciously, systemically, and sustainably serving a community in need.
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March 8, 2022

Highlights From Our 2021 Sustainability Report

Sustainability reporting ensures we are accountable for our impacts on sustainability issues, and enables us to be transparent about the risks and opportunities we face.

Want to learn more about our sustainability policy?
Get in touch with Neil, our Sustainability Manager.