Tiger Trail Travel

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Tiger Trail Travel is a leading destination management tour company in Laos. We provide unique short trips and extended journeys through the country. With our extensive experience and network in the region, we guarantee quality services and a memorable adventure. We equip, empower and enrich the lives of the Laoian people by providing long term solutions through the provision of quality tourism and development projects.
Member since: 09 Sep 2019

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

Economic responsibility

The FairTrek initiative works with 7 local communities and has generated $50,000 to local communities to aid with developing infrastructure, maintaining roads, providing funds medical assistance, and clean water.

Tiger Trail provides tours and services for registered NGO such as Friends International and Laos Friends Children's hospital.

FairTrek is creating opportunities for local families to diversify into social enterprise by creating workshop programs in local communities to showcase local traditional skills, crafts such as black smithing and bamboo crafts. Plans are in place to create a cottage industry in 2 villages to produce sustainable bamboo and recycled products for resale in the city and to partner organizations.

Tiger Trail recruits locally; we have a staff of 47 people 44 of them Lao nationals. We pay close attention to the ethnic background of our employees in order to ensure representation across many ethnic groups and do not discriminate on any grounds

Environmental responsibility

Tiger Trail identifies the importance of preserving the environment we work in and all staff and partners are given guidelines to adhere to.

Tiger Trail has identified single use plastic and recycling in Laos as a big issue. We have created a program to collect and reuse plastic water bottles as building materials in rural locations known as the Huay Fai Community Workshop Build. This program contributes to the local economy and environment on many levels.

If a tour requires packed lunches for example we use clean kitchens that use natural materials such as banana leaves for packaging

Tiger Trail tours do not provide single use plastic bottles. Reusable drums are preferred and we source water directly from potable water suppliers. All clients are asked to provide reusable bottles

All waste generated from a community visit is returned to the city for correct disposal, including toilet paper, to prevent pollution and fire risk

Wildlife programs monitored and surveyed regularly by Tiger Trails and we use the UN FAO five freedoms principles and research suppliers thoroughly.

Visits to protected areas are only available through the national parks authority such as

All Tiger Trail staff have the opportunity to trek, ride, and kayak for free to encourage an active lifestyle

Tiger Trail employees have free use of a company bicycle to assist with their commute and to lower traffic pollution in Luang Prabang as standard in their employment contract.

We have water refill stations at all TT premises through the Luang Prabang Handle with Care program.

Tiger Trail endeavors to be paper free and all our work with clients and suppliers is cloud based. Due to the country we operate in traditional paperwork and official stamps are required, we do our part to influence change makers to be more economical with paperwork

Upon booking, Tiger Trail send a link to parties’ involved highlighting information for travelling in Laos. This includes visa info, packing list, how to behave in public, and in homestays.

Our teams regularly carry out self-assessments and on-site inspections before classifying hotels into being low impact and socially responsible

Social responsibility

Tiger Trail prioritizes using local partners who have a similar ethical stance. We encourage and use social enterprises such as vocational training restaurants, Laos Buffalo Dairy, and Free The Bears.

Tiger Trail is a Child Safe Registered Business through Friends International

All Tiger Trail tours use a locally registered and trained guide who is in principle a ‘representative of the country and community’. These guides partake in extensive training programs to build a strong safe, environmentally, and culturally conscious guide.

Tiger Trail Customers are provided with information on Lao customs and are briefed on safety, impact, and cultural sensitivity.

When working with the media we have thorough media guidelines to protect the privacy and dignity of the communities we work with.

It is the duty of Tiger Trail staff to report any incident of corruption, abuse, or neglect witnessed to superiors this includes bribes, child labour, and animal welfare.

Tiger Trail ethos and principles are based on the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.

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