Responsible Tourism

We at Student Journeys believe in sustainable and responsible development through tourism. We work to contribute to the local communities, with financial and human resources. We partner with local guides and small, local operators to afford students real experience with and exposure to local customs and norms.  Studying local languages can also lead to more meaningful engagement in local communities and a more positive visitor impact.

By selecting responsible tourism projects located in areas of the world that we visit means we can get actively involved in delivering real practical benefits on the ground. These range from helping schools, to help communities to build schools, teach local kids different school subject e.g. English, clean beaches or visit schools and provide them learning material. Although all our products are designed with thinking of responsible side of travelling, we have gathered few tours in our Volunteering section where the students really roll up their sleeves and spend a day or more working to improve local communities and environment.

Here are few ways to easily help the environment and the local communities:

  • Litter: Keep all litter in your possession until you find a suitable disposal facility.
  • Hiking: Stick to designated routes and only under recommendations of your guide. Sticking to designated tracks and roads minimises damage to vegetation and distress to wildlife. Take into consideration your distance and do not attempt to feed or touch any wildlife.
  • In many parts of the world water shortage is a serious problem, the severity of this increases during the dry season. Please conserve water where possible – however, it is important to keep oneself hydrated at all times.
  • Remember to switch off lights and air-conditioning when you leave your room; reuse towels and bedding for a couple of days instead of laundering daily, if possible.
  • We strongly advice you not to give money to beggars and do not hand out sweets to children on the roadside. (Note: dental hygienists are not widely available to people living rurally). We can contribute in the local communities in so many other ways.

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