Ecotour Albania

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Member since: 18 Nov 2020

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

Economic responsibility

1. Through years we have created our team of professionals and experts of the field, with deep knowledge of every corner of Albania and the neighbours. Our network of local guides is constantly trained and updated with the most intriguing information about sites they will introduce and also highly appreciated is their feedback.
2. Our tours include stops and visits in various local sites where travellers can experience the authentic Albania. Picnics are made of fresh local products, lunch and dinner served at agritourism farms, local families and traditional restaurants that bring together the goods from local farmers. We have travellers visit small factories for the production of jams, sauces, liquor etc. We visit local artisans who create beautiful soft furnishing, stone carved objects and souvenirs. Travellers almost always end up buying something as a reminder of their time with us.
3. In order to include more local people in responsible tourism, we always encourage and ask for our suppliers to recommend and facilitate our connection with local people near them that might be of mutual interest in working towards local growth. We connect with farmers, shepherds, fisherman, village administrators and so on.
4. For years now we support the village of Rehova and Skenderbej by making them a tourist attraction in many ways. We have travellers spend the night at the local families, eat and cook with the family traditional dishes made with freshly picked products, visit the villages to get to know the customs and history of the area better.

Environmental responsibility

1. Use of single used plastic objects has been reduced more and more over the years and the reuse and recycling of paper is our everyday goal at the office. Since the early days of our work, we have taken care of buying only the best quality and environmentally friendly equipment for our tours.
2. Each of our team members owns or uses a bike to travel to the office and the use of vehicles is reduced to only the most necessary occasions.
3. We promote the use of public transportation, use of electric bikes and other means of transportation that care about our earth.
4. We suggest travellers in the roadbooks, to save electricity in hotels or places of accommodation, to avoid, if possible, taking or buying plastic bags or inorganic material while traveling, to use local transportation to reach tourist villages, to bring with water bottles to refill them in local streams and so on.

Social responsibility

1. In the materials given to travellers prior to departure, we mention that they need to be respectful to the history and culture of the place they are about to visit. This can be done by learning more about Albania, its people and what is allowed or not. Some phrases in Albanian can be very appreciated by the locals.
2. We inform and ask hotel staff and residents to ensure safety and assist our travellers in case of any need. We provide assistance 24/7 to all our traveller so that they trip is an amazing experience for them.
3. When preparing the whole trip, we constantly update travellers on the most important information about the destination country. They will be informed about weather, health and safety conditions as well as latest news on the current political atmosphere. This is to ensure the trip is not negatively impacted by these factors.
4. While on site, we encourage our travellers to not only taste and touch local products, but also to take some back home with them. They get to buy souvenirs and tasty jam jars after they see how they are made and also get to contribute to the development of these small local businesses.

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