Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Active Travel Asia Co-operates with NGO’s to Promote Responsible Travel in Vietnam

ATA and some owners of Adventure Tour Operators in Vietnam have a meeting with NGO’s representatives such as FFI and SNV with the purpose to support and promote responsible travel projects in Vietnam.


Meeting at Vu Linh, Thac Ba lake, Ha Giang, Vietnam

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) was established in 1903, it was the world’s first international conservation organization and the pioneering work of its founders in Africa led to the creation of numerous protected areas, including Kruger and Serengeti National Parks.

SNV is a Netherlands-based international development organization that provides advice to local organizations in developing countries. SNV have 30 field offices and 1200 staff working mostly in poor and marginalized communities in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

With 3 day meetings in Vu Linh, leaders of tour operators and NGO’s representative have found the co-operated way to create responsible travel package and support the rural and ethnic community in travel industry such as house building, clean the rubbish on trails or in Halong bay.

Tour operators and NGOs have agreed to establish the club gathered by Tour Operators who support responsible and sustainable travel and NGOs who support poor communities and preserve flora and fauna in Vietnam National Parks and Reserves by funding responsible tourism projects in Vietnam.

ATA expresses a desire to promote Vietnam as Responsible and sustainable travel destination as well as become the leader of Tour Operators in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. ATA hopefully contributes to develop and promote responsible travel products in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

For reference, please review some tours as below:

- Trekking tour in Pu Luong Reserve
- Biking tour in Pu Luong
- Sapa trekking & Home stay tour

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