Responsible tourism in Asia with Pyala Travel
At Pyala Travel we believe in sustainable and responsible tourism. Responsible tourism is a broad
concept, what is it exactly and how do we contribute? Sustainability in tourism
for example is the amount of CO2 emissions and how to compensate it. But also
how to deal with flora and fauna in the visited parks during your trip. Those
are some important elements and our focus on responsible tourism.
sustainability in tourism goes much further. It is about the impact you have as
a tourist on the social structure of local people. Especially to local people we pay extra attention. Because we saw ourselves how much impact it has if we
just let it happen. That is why we discuss this with our local agents. We work
very hard to let your visit be as positive as possible. It is not always easy,
because awareness is a slow process.
extra attention to the impact of tourism on the social structure of local
people. On a small scale we do our best to contribute on the consciousness and
understanding of responsible tourism. For example we inform travelers about what the
local people appreciate and what not. We discuss a lot with the local agents and
give advice how to pay attention to responsible tourism while organising your trip.
Meet-a-Local activities we let our clients connect with local people by
arranging encounters on a small-scale way. To get to know each other, to
understand each other, even it is just for a few hours. Sometimes we do not
understand each other well because we grew up in a different culture, in
another society, rich or poor. With our Meet-a-Local activities we are learning
how to understand each other and in the meanwhile enjoy the country, culture
and nature. In this way travelers will not cause damage to the social structure of the locals.
Because we think this is important and most of all fun.
local agents all know the area very well and know how to organise the trip in a
way that local people can benefit the most from it. We always try to make sure
that the earned money is spent on food, entertainment, transportation and
accommodation. That is why we always choose for small scale accommodations which
are connected with the own environment. Sometimes you will stay in a homestay
too where you will eat what local people eat so the food does not have to come from