World Expeditions

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World Expeditions have been pioneering sensitive and responsible travel to the world's most fascinating destinations since the company was established in 1975. World Expeditions is now recognised as one of the leading adventure travel operators and authorities in the field of adventure holidays.

Specialising in small group journeys and expeditions, whether trekking in Nepal, cycling in Vietnam, touring in Bhutan, polar cruising in Antarctica and Arctic, sea kayaking in Fiji, rafting the Franklin River, hiking the Inca Trail, walking in Europe, or climbing to the top of Kilimanjaro, off-the-beaten track adventures are synonymous with World Expeditions.
Member since: 06 Oct 2004

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

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.

Environmental responsibility

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.

Social responsibility

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.

Founded 1975 by two trek-loving students, this company promoted conservation and human rights long before most. They explore off the beaten track, keep trips affordable yet comfortable, and ensure income from tourism remains in the destination.
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