What we care about at Follow Alice – besides our clients!
Every company stands for something, and at Follow Alice we want to stand with those who are trying to do adventure tourism right. In this post we talk about the four things (other than our clients) that we really care about as a company.
We want to offer an excellent travel operator service that is part of the solution, not the problem!
How do we do that?
Adventure tourism often means visiting remote people and places, and raises the important question of whether you're benefitting or harming the communities and nature you visit.
What we care about
Do our services offer employment opportunities for local entrepreneurs? Does our business benefit the local community and economy? Do we help to protect – or at least not harm – the visited wildlife? Do we help to protect – or at least not harm – the visited environment?
Communities, animals, the environment ... sustainability and responsible tourism matter to us.
1. Do our services offer employment opportunities to local entrepreneurs?
We hope that as Follow Alice continues to grow, ever more people will be empowered through partnering with us to build thriving tourism-based careers.
2. Does our business benefit the local community and economy?
Joining ventures and organisations that seek to ensure the well-being of industry employees
Offering adventure trips that support under-serviced communities and under-developed areas
Adventure travel is happily one of the more responsible forms of travel.
Looking for ways to support marginalised communities
We're always trying our best to put policies and practices in place that help us to be really proud of what it is that we do and offer.
Supporting businesses and establishments run by locals (or that have a predominantly local staff body, including in positions of management)
Economic leakage is a problem in the tourism industry, and we're constantly looking for ways to better support the local economy through the business we generate.
3. Do we help to protect – or at least not harm – the visited wildlife?
Game park fees
It's important to only support parks and reserves that treat their animals well and have their conservation as a priority.
Being respectful of the wildlife
4. Do we help to protect – or at least not harm – the visited environment?
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