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TUI Caribbean
 

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Goal:

TUI encourages colleagues and customers to use the Scan & Go bottle to make a positive impact on the environment and its communities.

A sustainable way of working

Every year, tens of thousands of people travel with TUI to Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao to enjoy a holiday, to visit family and/or friends or for business purposes. As this creates wonderful memories for our customers, we also realize that traveling has an impact on the environment. In recent years we have therefore taken major steps and invested intensely in sustainability. At the same time, there is still so much more to do. The decisions we make today affect the world of tomorrow. For that reason, we gladly take our responsibility to minimize the impact of our business operations on the environment. We are happy to share a few examples.

 

Modern headquarters on Curaçao

In November 2021, TUI opened its state-of-the-art headquarters in Curaçao, taking sustainability on Curacao to the next level with initiatives such as:

  • The 168 solar panels on the roof that generate on average about 90% of the required energy

  • Through the design of the building, the insulation and the advanced air/cooling system, we save about 30%-50% on energy costs (about 67.7 tons of CO2 emissions per year).

  • In addition, a CO2 sensor monitors the air quality 24/7 and activates the climate system if necessary.

Sustainable office and retail operations

  • We separate our waste at the office and in the retail shops.

  • We limit printing to a minimum and encourage our customers not to print their ticket (or have it printed), but to take it digitally with them on their journey.

  • Some of our tour guides are already driving electric cars.

  • To further encourage electric driving among colleagues, we will soon have a charging station at our HQ.

  • A well balanced air/climate control in the office keeps employees fit and vital and has resulted in an increase in “happiness at work”. There is even a “desk bicycle” in order for colleagues to work on those calories while working.

  • There is a fresh water tap on every floor and in every retail store where colleagues can tap unlimited cold and fresh water.

Modern fleet

Operating the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Boeing 737 MAX, TUI has a modern fleet with quieter and cleaner aircraft. The Boeing 737 MAX is our latest valuable addition to our fleet. This type of aircraft is significantly cleaner, quieter and more economical than its predecessor. The aircraft is 40% quieter and due to the new engine type and the aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft, both CO2 emissions and fuel consumption are 14% less.

 

Collaboration with D-Bottle

In the light of our collaboration with D-Bottle, we focus on the following goals:

  • Protecting life above and below water

  • Encouraging drinking more water for good health

  • Stimulating the local economy

  • Encouraging the use of sustainable energy

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Scan & Go 

D-TAP water bottle

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  • Find your nearest Refill station with the QR codes

  • Discover the island with the QR codes (tourist attractions)

  • Hire a 100% electric car with the QR codes

  • Keep informed of 'up to date' island info (with the QR codes)

  • The map on the bottle guides you through Willemstad

  • Explore the best Instagram Spots in Willemstad

  • Your water stays ice cold for up to 24 hrs and hot for up to 12 hrs

  • The best gift or souvenir to bring home 

  • Worldwide refill program

  • We donate 5% to Green Phenix Curaçao 

A more sustainable Curaçao

This water refill program is one of the strongest sustainable programs in tourism. Connection is key in achieving a healthier and happier world.

 

The newly designed  'D-TAP Curaçao bottle' is the best way to discover the city on a sustainable way.  Ideal for travelers, nomads, and explorers. Scan & go, buy tickets, receive route directions and explore all Curaçao highlights. 

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Charity partner

Green Phenix our Charity Partner for Curaçao 2021!

Groene Phenix is ​​a social enterprise that converts plastic waste into new useful products and creates a circular economy in the Caribbean. Their service helps to create new jobs in Curaçao while reducing the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills and the environment

Where to buy or to refill your bottle in Curaçao

Scan or click 
to find your nearest refill location 

REFILL - REUSE - REDUCE

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Every city or country has it own special edition design bottle, designed by a local artist or illustrator. With this special edition bottle we want to create awarenesses for their work and art sector. Art is a vital element for our community. It strengthens local economies and creates jobs for people who care about the community. It is a great way for people  to learn about (their) culture, enjoy artistic experiences, support the  economy and being sustainable by using a reusable water bottle. 

Local art  

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Charity partner special edition

By purchasing the special edition D-TAP water bottle from Curaçao you. donate to CARMABI education. They informs school children about the importance of nature and our environment and the protection, conservation and sustainable development of the island. They do so by providing programs in the field, in the classroom, providing educational materials for schools and make information accessible for the youth.

 

Our donation will be used to expand the school education program for local children in the Savonet Museum located in “Landhuis Savonet” inside the Christoffel Park.

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Our other Preffered Partners in Curaçao

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Robbin Vogels (Avila Beach Hotel), Yvette Bakker- Kloos (D-Bottle), Robert de Wolf (TUI), Michael de Sola (MCB Bank), Giselle McWilliam (parlementslid), Jetti Kromkamp (Dolphin Suites), Eva Meijer (Morena Eco Resort), Cor Hameete (Carmabi education), Kris Bouwstra (Dynaf), Sabine Berendse (Green Phenix) en Lara Melkert (D-Bottle). 

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By working together we contribute to 9 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on Curaçao