Croatia holiday, island hopping and countryside
Description of Croatia holiday, island hopping and countryside
This trip departs between April and September
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe are proud to announce that Elite Travel is the first travel agency in Croatia that meets the standards of socially responsible and sustainable business and received the TRAVELIFE CERTIFIED certificate!
We ask our guests not to feed, fish, hunt and disturb animals (especially in national parks). While walking around Plitvice Lakes National Park our guides always explain the rules of behaviour (swimming in the lakes is forbiden as well ad finding fish!). While walking around the park we are always using marked paths as we don't want to cause any damages to flora and fauna.
Our guides encourage the guests not to buy bottles of water but to refill ones they already have.
We encourage our guests to buy local food and to eat in local restaurants (helping the local people to build their business after the war).
We pay a lot of attention to office recycling:
- Duplex printing
- Investing in good bins and labelling
- Have a recycling awareness day
- Turning off our computers when we are going home
We will continue to develop our waste management policy, incorporating the three principles of reducing, reusing and recycling and we will strive to improve our environmental performance by expanding the range of current environmental initiatives.
Sustainable tourism is our goal and we proud to have managers with this certificate. Learning about the impacts of tourism has led many people to seek more responsible holidays and we are here to provide them with this. Take only pictures, steal only time, leave only footprints.
PeopleWe are proud to announce that Elite Travel is the first travel agency in Croatia that meets the standards of socially responsible and sustainable business and received the TRAVELIFE CERTIFIED certificate!
We encourage sustainable tourism within our country and beyond, so we hire local people throughout (managers, guides, drivers etc.) and local people are able to benefit from our guests. We employ over 75 enthusiastic and well-experienced local tourism personnel.
We encourage our guests to eat in a small local restaurants as in ones in the National Park Plitvice Lakes. That way they are helping the local people and the national park as this area was severlely damaged in the war.
Every month we donate money to charity (we pick one cause every month) and all employees give 3 euros (per person) to that cause.
We support local community by providing vehicles and boats for schools and kindergartens their day trips in nature (promoting outdoor way of life).
We encourage our guests to buy local hand made souvenirs.
We also support eco organisation Eko Omblici, Lions Club, swimming club JUG, National Park Krka and Dva skalina association (for children with special needs).
Our aim is to help our community as much as we can as we are based in small town where everybody knows our name. We are proud of being a part of every charity event in Dubrovnik and around.