This policy will be part of the Sustainability Policy. The policy is applicable to the excursion activities conducted by our company and all employees will follow these guidelines disclosed in this document.
This policy is effective immediately after approval by the Managing Director and circulation to staff. The policy will be formally reviewed every one year to ensure its relevance. The Managing Director or an officer delegated with such authority must approve any deviations to this policy.
Our vision is to offer an authentic experience to our visitors and to highlight the local character of the destinations they will visit. Hence, we recommend our clients the most sustainable accommodation options within their budget range.
We follow a long-term strategy to improve the sustainability of regular accommodation suppliers.
When we select the accommodation, we give strong preference to establishments driven by a high sense of responsibility towards sustainable development and follow these core principles:
Comfort for the right price
The accommodation is hygienic, sanitary and safe and is able to offer a good comfort and service to the expectation of our clients. Sustainable accommodation practices can be found in all price ranges; hence we aim to identify the most sustainable options available within the budget of our clients.
The accommodation follows fair business practices, including transparency and adherence to law, human rights and economic/social equity, and environmental and animal protection.
The accommodation aims to
Evaluations of the accommodation by our company can be made in several ways:
Our company communicates with accommodation establishments in various ways.
Our most common communication is via email and phone. Particularly when sending emails, we are able to communicate on some sustainability aspects.
Once our booking is made, we supply the accommodation suppliers with a voucher to claim their payment. With our regular suppliers we have agreed to send this voucher via email, to avoid paper waste.
We sign contracts with accommodation suppliers that we work with on a regular basis and with sufficient volume of clients. These contracts include an overview of our codes of conduct and sanctions, which the suppliers read and sign upon agreement.
When we have the opportunity, we visit the accommodation in person and talk to them about how they could improve on their services and become more sustainable. In many instances it is our guides who deliver these messages.
Our company promotes as a mandatory policy:
Protection of biodiversity
Our company will give preference to working with those accommodation establishments who are able to operate in a sustainable manner, taking responsibility for their impact on the environment and society. Where we have enough volume, we may offer additional benefits, such as marketing of the hotel on our website or special contract conditions.
If it is revealed that an accommodation supplier acts on unsustainable practices, our company will give them a warning. If that supplier does not amend its practice, our company will end any form of collaboration (informal and contractual) and will blacklist that company from any further association.
Our company has developed specific policy guidelines for five main areas where we integrate sustainable practices. These policies fall under the scope of this general Sustainability Policy and are available as separate documents.
For questions and remarks related to our sustainability policy, please contact email@example.com
This policy was revised on 8 May 2023
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