International Travel

Airplane | Credit: Solutek Aviacion

Includes domestic travel; ecotourism; guiding; travel information

Restored & Protected Environment

Required

  • Minimizes negative impact on environmental and cultural resources.

  • Builds environmental awareness and respect.

  • Empowers travelers to reduce their environmental impact through education on eco friendly travel specific to location.

  • Uses or encourages low-impact lodging and has criteria and method for evaluation.

  • Provides resources on sustainable travel and destinations on website.

Preferred

  • Engages in traveler’s philanthropy to provide direct financial benefits for ecosystem conservation.

  • Tours use eco friendly modes of transportation.

Social & Economic Justice

Required

  • Recognizes and empowers the rights and spiritual beliefs of Indigenous People in host countries.

  • Raises sensitivity to host countries' political, cultural, and social climates.

  • Activities and behavior and respectful of local cultures.

  • Guides have been vetted and well-trained in line with company values.

Preferred

  • Engages in traveler’s philanthropy to provide direct financial benefits for community welfare and/or cultural resource conservation.