Responsible Travel

Responsible Travel

“Origin Vietnam Responsible travel for Sharing Benefit with Local Community”

Origin Vietnam Travel Goal:

A small thing we do on our tours can make a big difference, so everyone at Origin Vietnam Travel, we strive our best to minimize the impacts while giving maximum enjoyment from your traveling experience.

With our commitment to the communities and environments in which we visit, we seek to preserve the regions’ timeless traditions, cultural heritage, and fragile habitats. This is evident throughout our vacation experiences, and paves the way for unforgettable travel experiences. The vast majority of our luxury vacations are led by local guides using local suppliers for transportation, accommodation in environmentally-friendly Vietnam Hotels and local activities.

We also contribute to local charities and reputable projects worldwide. Our main goal is to Promote responsible travel and Eco-tourism, help support sustainable development, educate our travelers and help protect the cultures and environments they visit.

In our quest to support sustainable tourism worldwide, we will do our best to ensure that your children and their children are able to enjoy their vacation as much as the ones we offer you today. We recognize that demonstrating responsible business practices towards the environment and the communities within which we operate is key to our achievement of this long term goal.

Origin Travel Team Responsibility

Every time we travel, whether by car, train, plane or coach, we are burning fossil fuels and contributing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. And while there are many ways to travel while on vacation, we are pleased to advise that by choosing one of our many travel experiences, you are opting for one of the most environmentally friendly ways in which to do it.

With constant improvements in technology newer engines offer greater fuel efficiency while also emitting less pollutants. We are reducing the carbon footprints and environmental impact in our offices by introducing recycling, energy reduction and waste minimization projects as well as supporting local community projects where we live and work. Our staff are proud to be involved in making a difference by spending some of their time volunteering in charitable projects.

Great impact:

Community Support: You will see, on this cruise, quite a number of local people involved in our tourism activities, we try to benefit them as much as we can including using the labour, their food, their local guide services, etc…

Environment: It’s our responsibility and also the villagers’ to take care of the environment in this beautiful Bay, we’ve been in partnership with the local authority, local people to clean part of the Bay, at the place they are living and where we are cruising through.

Highlight: When you join 3 days trip with us, you will get a good chance of visiting Cong Dam Village where Origin Travel Team helped Cong Dam Floating School children by giving books, bags and many learning things.

Your Contribution: When you book with us, you contribute 2% of tour cost for this school for needy children. You will be also getting detailed report from Origin Travel team at the end of every year.

BECOME A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLER?

Responsible traveller in Halong Bay Vietnam

During the past decade there has been a growth in eco-tourism that promotes and supports conservation and is also deemed fair and considerate to local communities. We at Origin Vietnam Travel Team are fully committed to eco-tourism, over the years of our independent travelling around the world we have learned some important points to “become a responsible traveller”.

  • Spend money on locally produced goods and services and be reasonable when bargaining.
  • Use water and electricity carefully, hotel guests may receive preferential supply while local communities are overlooked.
  • Learn about local customs, culture and etiquette.
  • Protect wildlife and natural resources (a motto is "TAKE only photographs and LEAVE only footprints").
  • Always ask before taking photographs or video of local people, permission usually guarantees a smile.
  • Rather than handing out money and sweets to children, which in the long term encourages begging, consider donating to a recognised project, charity or local school.

What Else You Can Do?

There are many things you can do while traveling to minimize your environmental impact. Some of them you may already do at home but you can also do them while on vacation:

Vietnam is now open to the World, we are so glad to welcome you all to our beautiful country and friendly people.

Enjoying your time in Vietnam will be easy, and while traveling with us, you can also be doing something active towards ensuring a long-term future for both tourism and the environment.

In return, you’ll be rewarded with a richer traveling experience and the respect of the people of this fascinating country.

All of us At Origin Travel Team thank you for your support to our efforts in responsible tourism in Vietnam.