Trekking op­er­a­tor launches good-trav­eller guide

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F OL LOWING T HEI R ‘ R e s p o n s i b l e Tr a v e l Guide­book’ launched in 2000, the ad­ven­ture travel re­tailer has de­buted the ‘Thought­ful Trav­eller Guide’ to help jet­set­ters plan eth­i­cal and sus­tain­able trips. World Ex­pe­di­tions’ Re­spon­si­ble Travel Man­ager, Donna Lawrence, said the book is a re­sult of de­mands from cus­tomers for qual­ity in­for­ma­tion and guid­ance on good travel prac­tices. “Re­spon­si­ble Travel sits at the core of our ethos and we work hard to in­cor­po­rate its prin­ci­ples in all as­pects of op­er­a­tions,” she says. “The book­let in­spires peo­ple to be­come stew­ards for trav­el­ling sus­tain­ably and re­spon­si­bly with spe­cific ac­tions listed un­der head­ings like: arm your­self with knowl­edge; pro­tect the vul­ner­a­ble; sup­port the lo­cal econ­omy and re­spect cul­ture and tra­di­tion.” It’s the fruit of the com­pany’s part­ner­ships with or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Re­think Or­phan­ages, World An­i­mal Pro­tec­tion and Leave No Trace, and urges trav­ellers to be open minded and do their due dili­gence. Stay­ing clear of un­eth­i­cal vol­un­tourism, dam­ag­ing an­i­mal en­coun­ters and lit­ter­ing in the wild are just some of the mes­sages it con­veys. An e-ver­sion can be found at https:// bit.ly/2hf­bzdn

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