Right at the core of what we do is the promotion of responsible travel. Take a look at the initiatives we're involved in.
WE GIVE OUR TIME ⏳
At Travelbug tours, we have a staff policy which means those working for our company get to do up to 1 week of charity work of their choosing during work hours, annually (on full pay from us!). This is in addition to their holiday allowance.
We think that time is the most valuable thing humans have (other than freedom!) and that giving money to charity would be too easy.
By choosing to book with us we can continue to pass this wonderful incentive on to our staff and make the world that little bit better.
OUR TREE PROGRAM 🌱
For every person on every tour booked with us we plant a tree to help contribute to carbon offsetting programmes all over the world.
By booking a tour with us, you are doing a little bit to combat climate change and better air quality.
Read more here.
HUMAN RIGHTS ✅
We will only ever partner with those who actively discourage the exploitation of local people.
We will only work with partners that demonstrate a duty of care towards the people they employ.
We aim to ensure that everyone in our supply chains are free of human trafficking and slavery and actively encourage you to disclose to us any concerns that you may have.
We forbid any participation in exploitative sexual activities or illegal drug use from staff or customers.
We refuse to partner with any companies who we believe may exploit children in tourism.
COMMUNITY PROTECTION 🛡️
We aim to ensure the local communities our tours visit are buzzing for all the right reasons. This means respecting, contributing and spreading understanding of local cultures as far and wide as possible.
We recognise that some communities and countries our tours visit are less well-off and less self-sustainable than ours.
We will only ever work with responsible partners who share our vision and outlook.
We have a process for monitoring this and will have no hesitation in cutting off service providers who go against our values.
NO TIPPING POLICY 💸
We know you've saved hard for the adventure trip of a lifetime!
So we keep the numbers as simple as possible for everyone. It gives our customers more certainty and value - and makes sure those hard grafting local workers get paid a fair amount, too. On our tours many of the activities, accommodation, food, drinks AND all tips are already factored into the price!
Be careful when booking with others as tips can quickly mount up over the course of a few weeks!