All our accommodation options are locally owned and/or responsibly run. We look for evidence that the supplier is reinvesting in the local economy, employing local people and spending the money in the area. For example, family-run guest houses tend to buy in local goods and services both for personal consumption and to run their businesses. Nearly all our accommodations source their food at nearby markets or directly from farmers, helping to support the rural economy.
We have chosen local operators that share our commitment to environmental responsibility and work with them to minimise waste and pollution on our tours. For example, by making sure rubbish is taken back from sensitive areas and providing clean water to refill water bottles. We ask them to help our customers understand the environmental damage they can create through their holidays and through tourism in general and what they can do to mitigate it.
It is important that tourists play their part in acting responsibly. We provide our customers with tips on local customs,how to behavesensitively and how they can contribute to the destination they are visiting. We also provide information on the social and political situation in country on our website and in pre-trip documentation. We treat both supplier and customers with respect: we will not sell holidays that are not suitable and will always give our best and most impartial advice when choosing a holiday.