Our Commitment to Sustainable Travel
Adventure People is committed to working towards UNESCO’s sustainable tourism policy, working with local in-country affiliates and partners to sustain local tourism which will help protect local economies from the negative impact of tourism, instead of encouraging local development and growth, safeguarding local traditions and culture.
All tourism has the potential to offer both positive and negative impacts on local regions. Keeping most of travel club trips small, with 16 passengers or less, is part of our commitment to sustainable tourism and is entrenched in our travel philosophy. Small groups have minimal footprints on places visited as well as avoiding overcrowded locations. We believe it is important to take our guests to local villages, to regions that may not otherwise reap the benefits of tourism.
When developing our tour itineraries, it is our mission to offer a balance between visiting well known sites, as well as attractions and villages off the main tourist trail. This spreads the benefits of tourism to more remote communities which will overall benefit the region.
We use accommodations that are locally operated and owned and include bed and breakfasts, homestays, farms, monasteries, and anything that would capture the flavor of the area – not just the continent or the country. Travel between destinations might include buses, trains, canoes, rickshaws, and anything that offers variety, excitement, and captures the real local color.
As we continue to develop and plan our future tour itineraries, we will continue to offer and focus on regional touring, mostly away from the crowds, so that our guests can have a meaningful, enjoyable and captivating touring experience that offers positive effects on local communities. From our accommodations to our modes of travel and culinary delights, we are committed to making a difference, and we hope that our guests will support our effort to think local and sustain local tourism.
Our focus is to lessen our impact and reduce, reuse, and recycle — to leave the areas we visit in better condition than when we found them. We know that our adventures will only be possible if we preserve the places we love. By choosing to travel with a group rather than a self-drive vacation, you are already helping reduce your carbon footprint by about 60%.
Protecting Human Rights
We protect and look after people – in particular, those who are most vulnerable, including women & children – by observing basic human rights principles as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and ensuring we are promoting among our team, travelers, local communities and suppliers/ business partners, their right to be treated with dignity, equality, freedom and respect.
We recognize the importance of animal welfare and we oppose any exploitation or illegal practices that might have a negative impact. That’s why we have adopted the guidelines developed by the Born Free Foundation for the Global Welfare Guidance for Animals in Tourism. Once applied globally, the Global Welfare Guidance will help eradicate bad practices and encourage good practices, ensuring higher standards in animal welfare and more sustainable excursions involving animals.
We seek out and develop meaningful partnerships with organizations and projects that care for the community and our environment. Occasionally, we have opportunities for our travelers to take part in a volunteer initiative which supports these projects.