In our endeavour towards responsible tourism we share our profits by aiding a local Orphanage school. An amount of £5 per client goes to this school. It is not a regular orphanage school but aims and helps those children who are found begging in railway stations or whose parents have left them due to poverty. This school not only gives them education but also trains them as per their capabilities so that they can get a respectable job. Please note that for this particular tour we are donating £10 per person.
Keeping in with the lines of responsible tourism we provide clientele only to those lodges that adhere to a policy of giving employment to locals. This is in order to maximise economic benefits of the local communities. This ensures that local communities make a substantial gain from tourism at their doorstep. Thus 80% percent of staff at lodges we partner with is from local communities. 90% of the total income generated from this tour benefits the locals as the guide, drivers and waiters are all employed locally.
As a policy we encourage travel in small groups in order to minimize negative impact of tourism on the environment. We are constantly monitoring negative fall out of eco tourism in order to stall damage if any. We keep our tour groups to a maximum size of 6 people. We are highly concerned in educating every guest regarding the code of conduct at the lodge as well as within the park. As soon as our clients arrive a fact sheet of do's and don'ts is given to all the clients.
India had over forty thousand tigers in the beginning of the 20th century. Today it is a very sad to note that the statistics are much lower. The reasons for tigers becoming an endangered species are uncontrolled felling of trees resulting in the shrinkage of the habitat of the tiger, decrease of prey, and increase of poaching for its beautiful skin. The threat of extinction forced the government of India to initiate 'Project Tiger' on the first of April 1973 when the tiger population was less than 2000. We support Project Tiger. The entrance fees which we pay to the park goes to Tiger conservation.
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