Employing local people wherever we can not only gives our clients a further chance to mix with residents of the host country, but also puts money directly into local hands.
Staying in local style accommodation - or even as guests of locals - is also very important. We avoid internationally owned hotels because we want the money generated by our stay to benefit local people directly
Using local transport is important too - it's fun and adds variety to a trip but also provides opportunities to mix with local travellers and again channels money into the right hands.
Our Group Leaders cover issues such as energy and water conservation, environmental degradation, reduced use of plastic bottles and carrying out litter
Leaders also alert clients to issues of trade in endangered species.
We directly support projetcs that benefit the environment, examples include; New Zealand - Whale & Dolphin Conservation Fund. For every passenger we carry to New Zealand NZ$20 is donated to this fund. We are also runnning the Morocco - Toubkal Clean Up Trek.
Group leaders will point out opportunities to purchase locally produced products
In order to limit the social impacts of travel, we provide plenty of information about local religions, customs and sensibilities, as well as background information about food, politics and history.
We directly support projetcs that benefit the local communities that we visit, for example; Ladakh - Druk White Lotus School. For every passenger we carry to Ladakh £25 is donated to this fund. Malawi - on every departure we visit an SOS children's village and contribute to the project.