Guests staying at any one of the five voco hotels across Australia and New Zealand now have complimentary use of Wyld Bikes with hand-crafted bicycles made from bamboo, one of the most sustainable materials in the world.
Guests can explore the local communities by bicycles, from the vineyards of the Hunter Valley to the sunny Ghana, Brisbane, and the lanes of Melbourne and Auckland.
Dean Jones, Vice President of Commercial, IHG Australasia, Pacific & Japan, said: “We are hugely proud to be partnering with Wyld Bikes, who share our mission to create a positive impact in working toward a more sustainable future.”
It is informed that voco is the first accommodation partner of Wyld Bikes. Jones added: “The voco brand has carved its niche in the market, and supporting local communities and ecosystems sits at the heart of everything we do.”
Natalie Simmons, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Barefoot Citizens, the group behind Wyld Bikes, said: “Increasingly, people are leaning into this movement towards supporting responsible, ethical, and sustainable businesses that influence positive change.”
In addition to the sustainable rides, voco hotels also worked with Laura Wells, Australian environmentalist and model, to create a “Tread Lightly” guide with tips for eco-conscious travel. Besides, the guides are also ready for guests at voco.
Photo: Wyld Bikes.
Dean Jones shared: “With travel high on the agenda again, people are genuinely more conscious of their footprint and impact on the planet and communities. And after the past two years of border closures, we got very good at discovering the gems at our doorstep – especially when it came to supporting local businesses, exploring local parks, lesser-known beaches, or connecting with the communities around us. The Wyld Bikes are bringing back the joy in a new way while also helping us travel responsibly.”