Turkey activity holiday and cruise
Description of Turkey activity holiday and cruise
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PlanetWhen we use private transfers we do our upmost to combine vehicles and utilise the vehicle in both directions to reduce our footprint. The vast majority of the activities on the first week are based around the harbour town of Kas further minimising the need to drive. Where we do use a vehicle it tends to be smaller, and consequently less polluting than large coaches.
During the second week we are on board a gulet. Land based activities are kayaking and walking, with very little vehicle usage.
Guests are provided opportunities to refill bottled rather than buying plastic bottles.
Our local partners in Turkey are members of the Travelife Sustainable Tourism Project and have been certified to Travelife Partner status, dedicated to making holidays more sustainable, this is reflected in the careful consideration given to the tour design and accommodation choices where we use family run smaller hotels rather than big chains.
As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.
PeopleWe have developed a long term working relationship with our various local suppliers who provide the elements of this trip providing long term employment.
With many people coming together to provide the holiday our money is spread far and wide - suppliers benefiting from our visit include café owners and equipment suppliers, along with the gulet owners for the week spent on a traditional Turkish gulet who in turn employ a full crew. We also support drivers and our local agent staff.
Our local partner in Turkey supports the Culture Routes Society, which works to develop and maintain long distance trekking and biking routes connecting areas of cultural interest in Turkey.
As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.