Tourism is one of the most significant distributors of wealth globally - generating jobs, money for conservation efforts, infrastructure development, and cross cultural exchange. But this impact is delicate. Origin Travels is committed to the following practices to ensure that our travel practices do not exploit the communities, wildlife or environment of the places that we visit.
We commit to contracting services that are locally-owned or operated to ensure that our dollars serve to strengthen the communities that we visit.
Traditionally, women have been absent from roles in tourism. Supporting women-owned enterprise is central to our service contracts and itinerary design. By 2021, Origin Travels aims to implement a global training program to ensure that all of our trips are run by self-identified women.
Our experiences do not include any activity where wild or rehabilitated animals are permitted to interact with humans for entertainment purposes, or are kept in unsafe, or uncomfortable conditions.
Our goal is to keep the places we visit as green as we left them. This means no littering, limited use of plastic, and the enjoyment of nature-friendly activities and services.
Part of this commitment is the recognition of our own carbon footprint left by traditional travel, such as airplane transport. Learn more about our effort to offset this footprint.
"TRAVEL COULD BE THE GREATEST FORM OF WEALTH DISTRIBUTION THE WORLD’S EVER SEEN. WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT IF YOUR WAY OF GIVING BACK COULD BE GOING ON HOLIDAYS?" - Bruce Poon Tip
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