Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
Responsible tourism: Malaysia holiday, 14 days
Our local office in Malaysia only uses certified guides for all cultural and nature tours. On this Malaysia trip we use guides in the Taman Negara National Park who have lots of knowledge about the plants and wildlife and how best to visit responsibly with minimal impact to the environment, flora and fauna. This ensures that our customers visit the National Park responsibly with as little impact to the park as possible. In the Cameron Highlands we have a guide who educates our customers on the local environment and shows them how to pick tea.
During this itinerary we use various low-carbon modes of transport, including boats, local bus, cycling, and also ferry.
As well as this we also try to only use small-scale and locally owned accommodation which not only gives customers an authentic experience but makes sure that the revenue from this tourism goes to local families and communities who are the ones who need it the most.
Our responsible travel journey starts in our office in Brighton where we provide our staff with a healthy lunch every day, we also collect our food waste for compost so that it doesn’t end up in the land fill. We also try recycle as much as we possibly can and are nearly a paperless company. The paper that we do use in our office comes from the same company we recycled it with resulting in a closed loop system.
By doing this itinerary you are supporting many local families and businesses that need it the most. The guides are all local, and in Penang you get the chance to help out many local and small businesses. In the morning you visit the Clan Jetties in Penang, which are small local houses/shops where you can buy souvenirs. You then have breakfast at a small local cafe, and lunch is at a local Hawker cafe.
Our local office ensures that all employees are well treated and that they exceed all the minimum requirements for salary, work hours and rest days. This also extends to local guides and makes sure that everyone directly working with our local office gets all of these benefits and is paid and treated fairly. We advise all our customers on local customs and cultures in their travel documentation. This includes information about how to dress appropriately, respecting the local culture and also the local religion in Malaysia so that our customers can travel in a responsible way.
We believe in putting people first, and provide lots of benefits to our staff members in the UK to enhance their work and personal life, such as participating in the ride to work scheme, and providing discounts for local fitness centres and holistic therapies, and best of all a healthy free lunch – every working day!