This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Luxury Hawaii holiday & Volanoes NP
An icon of Hawaii hospitality, Volcano House is the only hotel in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and has hosted visitors from around the world for generations. Its historic buildings represent a vital piece of Hawaii’s tourism history. Volcano House is strongly committed to implementing a number of sustainable initiatives, including a recycling program, local food sourcing with seasonal specials in the restaurant, ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System) certification, holds a Hawaii Green Business certification which recognises local businesses that go above and beyond legal requirements for Energy Conservation, Waste Reduction, Pollution Prevention, Water Conservation, Natural Resource Preservation, Community Involvement and Cultural Preservation. The hotel is also a 'Waste Wise' partner which serves to highlight that they practise sustainable waste procedures and promote the use and reuse of materials more productively. The hotel is also an 'Energy Star' partner which emphasises that they have developed and are implementing a plan to improve energy performance and are educating their staff in best practice.
Responsible Travel doesn't mean having to compromise on the enjoyment of your trip or the quality of your accommodation. We feel strongly that we should directly benefit the communities we visit whenever possible through sustainable travel, environmental protection and social projects, without sacrificing comfort or character. We are firmly committed to the principles of ethical travel. Our comprehensive Responsible Practices policy summarises our commitments and actions. Although the very basis of our ground operations lends itself to the ethos of responsible tourism, this policy re-iterates our commitment to: • Use locally owned hotels • Use locally owned ground agents • Use local guides and drivers • Promote community tourism projects from homestays to craft shops • Support charities that work within the destinations that we travel to • Support carbon reduction projects through Friends of Conservation. Whilst we recognise that a vital element of any holiday is relaxation, we do try to encourage our clients to be aware of the impact they have on their destinations. For each booking, we provide notes on cultural sensitivities and our local guides brief our clients upon their arrival. We hope this will help to ensure the sustainability of our destinations and improve the quality of our clients' overall experience. Ethical considerations are also part of our research and development process and we encourage feedback on our practices. Clients are asked to comment and make suggestions on our responsible practices when completing their post-trip questionnaire. In addition to this, as well as visiting destination-based initiatives whilst on their educational trips, our country specialists are encouraged to help continually improve our responsible travel initiatives.