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H&S & Tomorrow’s Air

H&S & Tomorrow's Air

Scientists estimate that carbon dioxide will need to be removed at the scale of over 10 gigatons per year by 2050. With the current capacity for removal at less than one gigaton per year Hike’n Sail Türkiye is proud to have joined Tomorrow’s Air to help activate broad support for carbon removal with permanent storage in order to restore our climate.  

Additionally, sustainable aviation fuel has an up to 80 percent lower carbon footprint than conventional jet fuel. Yet, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the use of sustainable aviation fuels was only 0.1 percent of the total jet fuel consumption in 2022. Hike’n Sail Türkiye’s Tomorrow’s Air contribution will  help activate broad support for sustainable aviation fuel in the travel sector. 

Tomorrow’s Air is a travel collective inspiring and engaging travelers and travel companies to help scale up the use of climate innovations such as sustainable aviation fuel and carbon removal technology - cleaning up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere quickly, and storing it permanently. 

Recognizing that while travel can provide many economic benefits to people along with funding for wildlife and nature conservation efforts, travel is also an industry responsible for at least eight percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. This fact inspired Hike’n Sail Türkiye to join in this effort with Tomorrow’s Air in rallying a global travel community to action. 

We invite you to join with us: 

Let’s band together to restore our climate.


Why Tomorrow’s Air?

Creative, consistent, and focused education is necessary to inspire a global community to take action and support sustainable aviation fuel and carbon removal with permanent storage. Awareness, understanding, and support for these innovations must be built. Tomorrow’s Air is leading this effort in travel, convening and engaging travelers in the cause, purposefully empowering and expanding our powerful global travel community. Tomorrow’s Air helps travelers walk the talk when it comes to climate action, and gain access to a curated set of benefits from sustainable travel companies, too!

Why Carbon Removal Technology?

Carbon dioxide removal technology takes excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stores it away long-term, ultimately helping to restore our climate. Because society waited too long to reduce its emissions, we now understand that even if the world rapidly reduces or eliminates greenhouse gas emissions, we will still need to remove carbon dioxide to have a chance of limiting dangerous levels of global warming. Based on its assessment of the science, the IPCC report states, with high confidence, that “carbon dioxide removal is necessary to achieve net-zero CO2 and GHG emissions both globally and nationally [and] essential to limit warming to 1.5° C.”

Supporting the expansion of carbon removal technologies such as direct air capture and hybrid nature-tech solutions such as biochar and enhanced rock weathering,  alongside our protection and conservation of nature can help restore our climate.

Why Sustainable Aviation Fuel?

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is a key component in the set of solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel. As a  biofuel that can be used to power airplanes, SAF is “drop in” fuel that can be mixed with conventional jet fuel and requires no modification to existing jet engines and airport infrastructure. SAF is created from renewable sources such as waste oil and fats, green and municipal waste and non-food crops. These products are processed to produce a more sustainable, safe and powerful jet fuel substitute that can reduce carbon emissions by up to 80 percent compared to using fossil jet fuel. Despite its benefits the International Air Transport Association (IATA), reports that the use of sustainable aviation fuels was only 0.1 percent of the total jet fuel consumption in 2022. Tomorrow’s Air is helping to expand the use of sustainable aviation fuel by aggregating and coordinating traveler and travel business demand for it, which will help grow the supply and expand its use.

Direct Air Capture

With Tomorrow’s Air partner Climeworks’ direct air capture, carbon collectors capture carbon dioxide from ambient air. Air is drawn into the collector with a fan, and adheres to a filter within the collector. Once the filter is saturated, the collector is closed, and the temperature is increased, releasing pure CO2 which can then be mineralized, or used in other products. 



Biochar captures and stores carbon dioxide by stabilizing natural processes of decay in organic matter and keeping it safely in the ground. Tomorrow’s Air partner Pacific Biochar’s technique allows it to modify existing biomass power plants for biochar production. The biochar created is used in soil applications. Biochar can help enhance the overall health of soil by helping hold plant nutrients in topsoil. It also supports increases in crop yield, and can also help conserve water used for crops by improving the water retention of the soil.

Enhanced Rock Weathering

With Tomorrow’s Air Partner, Eion, carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and stored safely through enhanced rock weathering. The natural process of chemical weathering is sped up by applying crushed silicate rock - olivine - to soil. Through existent moisture and acidity in the soil, the crushed rock dissolves, and CO2 is removed from the air through the formation of stable bicarbonate ions, which flush through the soil and eventually make their way to the ocean where they’re stored permanently. 

We All Share the Same Air

Carbon dioxide is extremely well-mixed in our atmosphere: emissions from one part of the world mix in with emissions from other parts of the world. When we reduce the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide - regardless of where on Earth the reduction occurs - the entire atmosphere, and all of us on Earth who are protected by it, benefit. 

Spotlight on Adventure Champions: Hike’n Sail Turkey

Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) Adventure Champions are the vanguards of the adventure travel industry having been members of ATTA and leaders in the community for a minimum of 15 years. They are true believers in the power of adventure travel and have made an impact on the direction of ATTA and on the industry as a whole. To honor their commitment to their ethos and lasting contribution to the adventure travel industry we are spotlighting Adventure Champions through a series of interviews.

  • For the original interview and all other adventure travel news go to the Adventure Travel News website operated by ATTA.


Hike’n Sail Turkey

Inbound Tour Operator

Country: Turkey

ATTA Member since 2005

Introducing Alper Ertubey, Founder / CEO

Tell us about Hike’n Sail Turkey: 

Our signature trip “HIKE & SAIL” combines a posh maritime experience on a 75-120 feet wooden Turkish gulet, with panoramic hikes on ancient trails, sea-kayaking on sunken ruins, snorkeling, village lunches, unique ruins, and daily prepared delicious Turkish food. Ideal for participants with diverse fitness levels, three-generational families, families with children. Hike’n Sail Turkey is also a signatory of Climate Action and Tourism Declares Climate Emergency.

Why have you stayed an ATTA member for 15+ years?

Before the ATTA, I participated in trade shows for many years. They were fun, useful, good for networking and there were interesting seminars to learn things. However, the main incentive of trade shows is to sell tours to the public, time and opportunities for learning and networking are limited and everybody sorts himself out. On the other hand, the ATTA brought a whole new perspective to adventure travel. I had the opportunity to move up from being a business owner to be a member of a global community of like-minded professionals. ATTA membership brings not only many opportunities to learn from the experts and the other’s experiences, gain a vision, and expand your business but also gives you a prestigious and respectable status in the industry. I believe I benefited from ATTA membership and ATTA events a lot.

Most and foremost hanging out with ATTA members is super fun. Many colleagues have become very close friends.

What is your advice for young adventure travel companies?

ATTA is a great opportunity for starting businesses. I wish ATTA was around 25 years ago. The opportunity of participating in the events, interacting in the HUB, learning from other’s experiences, reports prepared by the experts is priceless. Imagine you have to do it all by yourself. My advice is to be a professional member of ATTA and participate in the events. Many small company owners like me tend to give up ATTA membership or joining the events because of the expenses. You have to think the other way around. Do not hesitate to go for it, even it is a bad year for business. You will appreciate that being an active part of this global community pays you back in many mysterious ways.

Also, I can’t emphasize enough the importance of understanding sustainability and adjust your lifestyle and operations accordingly. More and more people will demand you to be sustainable and responsible.

What gets you excited about the future of adventure travel?

Adventure travel is becoming the mainstream travel type. I find it exciting that, by performing our work, we will be able to have a role to create a sustainable lifestyle.

Is there anything else you would like to say?

I can’t wait to hug all the members of the adventure travel community in Lugano 2022 ATWS. Please add an extra hugging day (not kidding).

I have included several pictures from ATTA events and Hike’n Sail tours for readers to enjoy below.

Connect with Hike’n Sail on Social Media: 

@hikeandsail, #hikeandsail, @flora_of_turkey

Alper Ertubey at ATWS Sweden with Mandip Singh Soin

Typical end of signature trip Hike & Sail

With the Alpine cheesemaker at ATWS Switzerland

A typical mooring at a Hike’n Sail trip

One of Alper’s favorite pictures with Shannon Stowell. The lion head is Kurt Kutay’s legacy. Alper is looking for a young member to relay the torch.

Alpine trekking with Hike’n Sail Turkey

Sea kayaking on sunken ruins along the Turquoise Coast

In Chiapas with the famous Tequila Group (For details find us in Lugano)

Pre-summit day in amazing Namibia

Alper and Shannon again but older

Marketplace is a great opportunity to save time in networking

Hiking in incredible Cappadocia with Hike’n Sail style

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