Responsible Travel: For Today and Tomorrow
We believe that responsible tour operators should do more than supporting charities. To us, practicing sustainability or responsible travel means being responsible in the way that we work – it pervades what we do on a day-to-day basis.
When we first founded Enchanting Travels in 2004, we wanted to ensure that we have a positive impact on the society and environment in which we operate. We believe that when done well, tourism can be a force for good, whether it is the ability to boost local economies and support communities, or as a way to promote conservation to a wider audience. This belief has always been entrenched in our company vision. To make your travel dreams come true and facilitate journeys to different parts of our amazing planet, it is important to us that we and our guests make a positive contribution to the people and places visited along the way.
We do not claim perfection – and we would question any others who do. We acknowledge that to be a modern-day traveler being “eco-friendly” is impractical, as every step leaves a footprint, however we do value being “eco-considerate”. Join us on our journey today to make a better world for tomorrow.
What is Responsible Travel?
Responsible Travel is a journey – not a destination.
Tourism matters. For every vacation you take, you are contributing in ways that you might not have considered. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, tourism contributes a massive 10% of the world’s GDP, directly and indirectly, and accounts for one in every 10 jobs globally. Enchanting Travels is committed to Responsible Travel. We want our trips to benefit the host communities and preserve cultural heritage, while having a minimal impact on the natural environment – for this purpose, we aim to continuously engage with our staff, our partners and you, our guests.
Is responsible travel an oxymoron? We believe not. Through our involvement we work hard to ensure our trips are as responsible as possible, through a considered approach that includes continued communications and global and local initiatives.
Enabling Personal Dreams: Enchanting Spirit in Action
Raised at Baale Mane, a home for disadvantaged and abandoned young girls, Nandini recently joined Enchanting Travels as a fully-fledged team member after an initial internship in our Bangalore office.
“Enchanting Travels provided me with the exposure I was looking for on how to balance work and life, and also to help me understand what my individual goals are. It’s a great opportunity for those like me who are keen to gain knowledge. I see the core values of Enchanting Travels as a major highlight and a very important aspect of a healthy working environment. It feels like home to be around the kind of colleagues we have. Enchanting Travels is a continuation of the family type experience I have grown up with at Baale Mane. I was very happy when I was offered a full-time job as it meant I am now a fully-fledged family member!”
My hope for the future is simple: that in twenty years’ time I will still be working for Enchanting Travels!” – Nandini S
How you can get involved and contribute
Responsible Travel extends beyond the ground operations, accommodation and community. It also includes you! The difference between a typical tourist and an Enchanting Travels guest is mindset: by traveling with us you are open and respectful in your behavior and actions.
Kenya: Cultural Encounters and Wildlife Safari
9 Days: $ 5,680 / person
Wildlife Wonders of Argentina
11 Days: $ 4,290 / person
We don’t mind questions. In fact, we welcome them. We believe in constantly questioning everything so that we can continually innovate and improve our commitment and actions to being a Responsible Travel tour operator.