Responsible Tourism is simply about making a positive difference to the people and environment of destinations we travel to. Our mission is to perfect the personal leisure travel experience whilst at the same time, managing our activities in a sustainable way.
We’re passionate about the places we visit and want to protect and preserve them for future generations to enjoy. We’re sure it’s a passion you share so here are some ideas:
Responsible Tourism Can:
We provide access for people with disabilities and the disadvantaged
We are culturally sensitive, engendering respect between tourists and host and building local pride and confidence.
We provide more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greater understanding of local culture, social & environmental issues.
Our daily processes are targeted towards generation of greater economic benefits for locals; and enhancing the well-being of host communities, improving working conditions and access to the industry
We hire mostly locals in all business processes, giving them employment opportunities and empowering them to be self-sustainable. This is our way of giving back to society.
We make our guests aware about various Natural & Cultural heritage of the region being visited.
How tourists can contribute to Responsible tourism?
Meeting local people
Observe any dress codes and behave appropriately. It may be your holiday but it’s their home. Try using a few words of the local language. Remember that you are a guest. Be open and respect their way of living. Learn and experience.
Be extra careful when visiting holy places like churches, temples or sacred grounds. Be aware of how you dress according to local customs.
Always show respect for elderly people regardless of status and work.
Show respect for beggars and think twice before you give anything to children. You may encourage them to continue begging.
Ask before taking pictures of people and do not interrupt if the situation does not allow. Some places may charge a small fee for taking photos.
Be polite and do not provoke.
Be careful where you smoke and drink alcohol. Smoking is not yet common in many small communities and travelers should not encourage local people to smoke. Some areas also have strict rules about smoking and drinking. Alcohol is in many places a major social problem.
Be careful with use of resources
Water is a very important resource in any country – try conserving it.
Do not let the tap water run unnecessarily while brushing your teeth etc.
Do not use more towels then necessary.
Turn off lamps and other electrical equipment when they are not in use.
Experience New / Local food
Try local dishes in local restaurants.
Try not to eat all your meals at one place – but spread your money and increase your experience by trying out different restaurants.
Buy local food and contribute to local economic growth.
Support excursions that contribute to the local community
Choose environmentally friendly excursions even if it costs a little more money.
Use local transport when possible and don’t be afraid to ask questions whilst on the excursion.
Be a conscious shopper
Do not buy/encourage products made of endangered species. Cultural heritage is not a souvenir! Do not purchase such items or take “trophies” from places you are visiting. You can usually buy copies in souvenir shops.
Bargaining is culture in many places. But don’t let it become a sport! Pay a fair price that both parties are happy about.
Buy locally produced goods and services and take an interest in where the items are being produced.
Be careful with your surroundings
Leave wildflowers and plants alone and enjoy them in their natural environment.
Respect wild animals and keep your distance for your own safety. Don’t feed wild animals or cause unnecessary noise.
Do not litter outdoors or in the street. If there is no bin – take your trash with you.
To minimize the environmental impact created by tourists, Trivoya Travel educates the travellers, about the impact of their actions on the environment. When visiting national parks, Trivoya Travel makes sure all the waste is collected & disposed of causing zero harm to nature. We make sure that our guests take only photographs and leave only footprints.
We encourage carpooling among our guests, doing our little bit in reducing the carbon footprint
We educate our guests about preserving biodiversity of the region, not littering in public places
Trivoya Travel Solutions is firmly committed to preserving our fragile environment. All tours follow a strict eco-code that involves everyone, starting from the office, our customers, the supplier staff on field and the local community. When developing and designing our products, we are always looking for more environmental friendly alternatives.
WE PLEDGE TO …be a partner in conducting responsible and sustainable tourism with minimal impact on the physical, cultural and social environment of the area.