Our operations should maximise the positive effects of tourism on the host communities. This includes the employment of local staff, using local suppliers and developing sustainable businesses.
Minimise the negative effects of tourism. This includes ensuring that tourism does not divert resources away from local communities or drive up the prices of local resources.
We aim to increase your knowledge of the destination in order to encourage appropriate behaviour and minimise the cultural and environmental impact.
True sustainability in all of our business planning and operations. Specifically, operations should ensure that the natural and cultural values of the region remain undiminished in the long term.
Minimal environmental impact at every stage of the business. Wilderness tours should leave a minimal trace of their operation, while our offices should be run with maximum efficiency and minimum waste.
Contribution to conservation. Where possible, we will engage in partnerships with local environmental groups to actively campaign for conservation or promote environmental protection and/or rehabilitation.
Contribute towards host community welfare. Where possible we will engage in partnerships with local agencies to develop programs that can assist the host communities. This may include support for health, education or environmental protection matters.
We provide opportunities for cultural exchange, where we share and learn from the local communities.
Trekking by World Expeditions standards invariably involves getting into some pretty remote and very different communities.