TRAVEL ETHICS

Prepare for the journey by limiting the impact on local cultures

TRAVEL ETHICS

Prepare for the journey by limiting the impact on local cultures

TRAVEL ETHICS

Prepare for the journey by limiting the impact on local cultures

I it said that travels broaden the horizons… Clearly we must commit to making sure this happens. Worldwide there are a multitude of different cultures for ages, colors, costumes, traditions and religions. Unfortunately, there are too many, too many times, stereotypes dictated by ideas and impressions of what we do not know or know only in part.

The journey is the most effective means to personally approach the different realities, know and appreciate the characteristics, so that our opinion can only be the fruit of our direct personal experience.

The ancient and recent history has marked, for better or for worse, the people and culture of the countries we visit. The most obvious features sometimes create the visitor an unexpected cultural impact due to the perception that has the diversity of customs and traditions. In many cases it is required a good deal of adaptation in order to live the experience of the trip.

Be prepared specifically to the type of trip is essential in order to fully understand and appreciate the local culture.

The journey is the most effective means to personally approach the different realities, know and appreciate the characteristics, so that our opinion can only be the fruit of our direct personal experience.

Unknowingly you often choose the cheaper service that unfortunately neglect, especially in the poorest countries, many make immorally leverage survival needs. We do not condone this kind of speculation, and we decide, while doing everything possible to stay competitive, not to rage on the dramatic reality of the poorest countries. 

T he style of our tour is centered on absolute respect towards people, the local culture, traditions, religion and the environment,creating ideal conditions for your experience. For our part we are committed to enhancing cooperation with local staff compensating ethically and performance properly

Unknowingly you often choose the cheaper service that unfortunately neglect, especially in the poorest countries, many make immorally leverage survival needs. We do not condone this kind of speculation, and we decide, while doing everything possible to stay competitive, not to rage on the dramatic reality of the poorest countries

In molti ci chiedono di suggerire un modo per poter offrire un contributo solidale. In tutta onestà è una delle domande più difficili… In molte Nazioni del Sud Est Asiatico è facile incontrare minori e adulti che lottano in ogni modo per garantirsi la sopravvivenza, spesso mediante lavori pericolosi, umilianti o semplicemente non adeguati. A nostro avviso purtroppo non esiste un modo unico per risolvere queste situazioni poichè ciascuna è di natura differente e va analizzata e contestualizzata in modo diverso. 

Le donazioni in denaro prevedono un’attenta selezione. Troppo spesso i quotidiani locali riportano la cattiva condotta di note strutture solidali internazionali impegnate nel “marketing” per la raccolta di fondi per il “terzo mondo” o per l’adozione di “orfani”… con entrambi i genitori ancora in vita.

The traveler has the power to contribute positively to an improvement by showing first of all respect for the people and the local culture. From a more material point of view, the journey itself contributes to the economy.

It is certainly already a notable contribution to avoid stubbornness following the common place “… it is a poor country … and therefore everything must be paid extremely little …” often erroneously fed by blogs and forums, as it represents in itself a against sense and does nothing but counteract the development of the country.

Bargaining of prices for direct on-site services, such as taxis, tuk tuks, or for purchases in the markets, is a widespread custom. However, it is essential to remember that locals only try to survive. Too often we are misled by the comparison with the western costs and by the lack of in-depth knowledge of the economy and the local reality and we try to check the lowest price simply to congratulate ourselves on having managed to spend as little as possible finding ourselves bargaining for long for a few cents.

It is certainly a good idea for those who wish to donate school materials to children or schools or contribute in terms of voluntary collaboration, subject to supervision by authorized staff, dedicating one or more days of your trip to selected local organizations.

It is certainly already a notable contribution to avoid stubbornness following the common place “… it is a poor Country … and therefore everything must be paid extremely little …”, often erroneously fed by blogs and forums, as it represents in itself a counter-sense and does nothing but counteract the development of the country.

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