Highway Tours

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Highway Tours is a small tour and travel company providing an ultimate holiday service to Ethiopia's historic, cultural, nature, and wildlife destinations. It is comprised of experienced operators and technical staff who provide quality service and travel assistances.

Our services are characterized by courtesy, care, and above all an utmost enjoyment of our esteemed customers. We have the commitment and combined knowledge of Ethiopia's diverse attractions which would make us an ideal choice to turn travellers' dream vacation into a reality.

Our purpose is to provide high quality tour and reservation management with superior customer service at an affordable price.
Member since: 10 Apr 2008

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

  • We work towards supporting the local communities to be direct beneficiaries of the tourism industry. To ensure this we mainly hire local guides, purchase products such as food, water, soft papers, etc from local shops and advise travellers to do the same.
  • We also help visitors to support the communities in different ways like by sponsoring children, providing voluntary services or teaching skills, sharing useful ideas, exchanging culture, adoptions and child support by providing useful gifts like books and learning materials.
  • We do our best to make sure that families are served through any of the support that we or travelers are involved in. We also do this through promoting our cause and identifying the right projects or businesses that are ready and will benefit the most from this support.

Environmental responsibility

  • We are committed to see an environment in the particular destinations free from toxic and harmful substances. We have been part of different campaigns such as "2 TREES FOR 2000" a campaign to address Ethiopia's environmental hazard caused by deforestation and the 'Clean Campaigns' in Addis Ababa.
  • We also advise travellers to pay high attention towards the reduction of negative impacts on the environment and preservation of natural resources.We advise travellers to try not to waste water in hotels by letting taps and showers run unnecessarily.
  • We also provide information on how to be sensitive to wildlife like with campfires, off-road driving and avoiding detergents, toothpaste, silver foil and the proper disposal of plastic bags.

Social responsibility

  • We help and encourage local communities for the protection of biodiversity and cultural values; promote and support indigenous knowledge which support the environment; promote useful traditions and campaign against harmful traditional practices.
  • We support local initiatives and invite visitors to visit these on our itineraries. We send tourists to "Tiruneh and Friends" a group who got a license to exhibit ancient household materials and "Entons Eyesus Monastery". We support the monks' activities in providing gifts and financial contributions to their initiatives towards preserving the ancient monasteries
  • We support another project named True Light Humanitarian Project. The project is implemented in Addis and rural areas and focuses on Children, HIV/AIDS, environmental protection, and other humanitarian activities. It is managed by one of our staff.

Eskinder Hailu is a specialist in tailor made travel to his home country. A tour leader accompanies you throughout, with local guides joining you at different stages of your trip who may be specialised in particular aspects of culture, botany, history, birdlife or mountaineering.
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