Tourism is one of the most important and largest industries on the planet. With millions of families relying on tourism for their daily needs, it employs more people worldwide than any others. The last few decades have been highlighted with disaster stories in which tourism has resulted in over-development, destruction of environments and in cultural misunderstandings and mistrust. At Indochina Tours, we believe that our type of positive impacts on tourism can bring benefits to many communities, help preserve the environment we travel, and provide real and positive social changes.
Why Does Responsible Travel Become Our Vital Part?
Since tourism became a truly global industry, we have recognized our obligation to operate tours in a responsible and sustainable fashion. We view this not only as an environmental issue but as an economic and social one as well. Above all, we are committed to the well-being of the communities that are our hosts and the natural environment that we are there to experience. We also believe that our actions can provide a more rewarding and interesting impression for our clients on one side but create a symbiotic relationship between tourism and cultural as well as social values.
How is Responsible Travel Implemented?
What makes us be such a unique and fascinating destination? There is no doubt that it maintains the unlimited opportunities for cultural exchange. Visitors can experience a variety of local cultures, traditions, customs taboos across Indochina area.
To operate this, we’ve always worked hard to connect mutually beneficial cultural experiences in all our tours. Additionally, we also always provide our clients with advice and guidelines on how to respect the social, cultural and religious beliefs of local communities.
By selecting eco-friendly transportation, using cleaning products, reusing and recycling waste when possible, we ensure our tours will have less impact on local communities and environments.
Besides, we also endeavor to guarantee that our practices help in the environmental conservation of the destinations, encouraging clients to select eco-friendly accommodations as well.
Community Project Supports
As well as using locally owned accommodations, porters and other essential support staff wherever possible, Indochina Tours also supports local projects and charities operated in the countries that we organize tours for our customers.
Whenever possible, we encourage clients to join sustainable tourism activities, shop at fair-trade shops, or dine restaurants run by vocational institutions that train youths and disadvantaged peoples. We do believe that the benefits of tourism will develop the local living standard.
Indochina Tours always try to support local and international development organizations in local tourism projects with the aim of helping generate value in the remote and impoverished areas of Indochina. These projects encourage guests to take part in unique and fascinating cultural experiences as well as support local traditions preservation, welfare improvement, and environmental protection.