Responsible Tourism Policy and Practice
Responsible Travel (RT) is no idealistic statement or cliché at Explore. We have established strong policies, strong systems which are fully integrated into our daily business. Our staff understand their role in regard to RT and have the tools, ability and authority to implement, monitor and manage RT systems so the company achieves its objectives.
We audit every single one of our tours for its RT (responsible tourism) credentials. All aspects of tours are considered, from the use of fuel to transport options, treatment of animals and our positive impacts on the local economy. This way we know where we are and what we need to do. We know we are not perfect but we are working hard to improve performance and RT will always be a core value at Explore.
Not in my backyard
It’s not just what goes on overseas that counts, we also apply the same principles to our UK operation. So we look at every aspect of our business, from quirky details like installing waterless urinals in our head office, to major decisions to offset all of our flight emissions. Our dedicated RT team works hard to ensure we are following best practice.
Last but not least…
At Explore we just ‘get on with it’ – no gimmicks, no grand gestures, no clichés. The company was pioneering RT before the concept was even talked about. This get-on-with-it spirit remains central to what we do – at grass roots level – and we enjoy it.