Cosmos is committed to sustainable travel and minimizing its impact on the environment and to reducing its dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.
Cosmos maintains a policy of "Leave Only Footprints and Take Only Photos." Our staff and major service providers strive to ensure that no removal of any natural or cultural artifacts or materials to ensure our environment looks and functions the same before and after our visit. Our tour directors educate Cosmos passengers on our "do no harm" code of conduct to ensure that the passengers comply.
Cosmos is committed to reduce transportation-related energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Cosmos utilizes motorcoaches that are 5 years or newer and equipped with the latest technology in emission control and reduction. In addition, these modern motorcoaches provide 206.6 passenger miles per gallon and on average are seven times more energy and fuel efficient than a single-occupancy automobile. Each motorcoach replaces as many as 55 passenger cars on the roads, slashing fuel usage and pollution emissions.
Our partnership with Tourism Cares, established by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), helps us show off the world's most spectacular destinations and sights - and take responsibility to preserve the attractions that our travelers go to great lengths to experience. Cosmos has targeted a number of iconic destinations for preservation/restoration funding. Our passengers can also get involved directly through additional contributions.