Prince Harry just unveiled his newest project: an eco-friendly travel initiative called Travalyst.
In partnership with TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Visa and more, Travalyst will encourage sustainable practices in the travel industry, even addressing the environmental impact of over-tourism, according to a Buckingham Palace statement.
During a press conference in Amsterdam on Tuesday, which the Duke of Sussex traveled to via commercial plane, Prince Harry joked about his new role as a dad to royal baby Archie, now almost 4 months old.
“Having spent last night here—I don’t know about you guys, but it was definitely the best night’s sleep I’ve had for the last 4 months!” Harry teased during the press conference.
The Travalyst initiative has been in the making for over two years, according to Rebecca English of The Daily Mail.
"I’ve learned that we cannot dismiss the idea of trying to do something, just because we can’t do everything. We can all do better," Harry said about responsible travel, according to the Mail.
Harry also touched on media criticism of his use of private jets in recent vacations to Ibiza and France, according to English. He said that when he and Meghan Markle do travel, they sometimes take private jets, but that they always offset the carbon emissions of these trips.
Harry also said he spends "99 percent of my life traveling the world by commercial."
Same here, Your Highness. (The other 1 percent of our lives is spent in basic economy, which shouldn't even be considered commercial...)