By Ashley Brewer
With over 400 types of tours, vacations, and holidays to choose from, Responsible Travel has been leading by example in responsible tourism since 2001. Co-founder Justin Francis paired with private investors including Anita & Gordon Roddick from The Body Shop to create the first business dedicated to green, eco-friendly and responsible travel all on one website.
Responsible Travel offers tours ranging from budget travel and wheelchair accessible tours to volunteer travel and ‘unusual’ tours. The one thing they all have in common is that they promote responsible tourism. Responsible Travel has formed relationships with activists and people in local communities to help ensure that their travelers have ‘maximum experience and minimum impact’. Not to mention, they donate much of their profits to numerous charities promoting sustainability, animal welfare, and environmentalism.
Book an ‘Ancient Civilization’ holiday and take a step back in time. You can choose from historic destinations such as Egypt, Jordan or Ethiopia and walk in the footsteps of so many explorers and important figures from the past. Or if you’d prefer something a bit more luxurious while still caring for the community and the planet, try a ‘Luxury Safari Holiday’ where you’ll camp in style while enjoying gourmet fine dining prepared by local chefs and admiring the wildlife around you. Luxury Safari Holidays can be experienced in Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania and Botswana.
If there is ever a company you can trust when it comes to responsible travel – it’s Responsible Travel. Be sure to read their many travel guides on how you can become a more responsible traveler wherever you go.