Responsible tourism involves respecting and benefiting local people, their cultures, economy and the environment. It not only involves tourists, but also tourism operators and other stakeholders, encouraging them to act in a way that is sustainable and considers the needs of the local people in the areas that tourists visit.
Through our social enterprise we focus on three key areas to make a positive impact.
1. Career programs and English lessons to build the capacity of local people.
2. As a travel company, provide employment (as well as training and support) for local guides and homestay owners. We also help inform tourists on how they can become more responsible when travelling.
3. Work with NGOs and tourists who participate in our volunteer program to assist the local community. We do this through infrastructure improvements, cultural exchange and increasing access to education.
We give local people employment, income and learning opportunities so they are directly involved in your tourism experience. Our guides and hosts will give you a special insight into culture and life in Vietnam.
We aim to minimise the negative impacts of tourism on the environment and the local community while contributing positively to local economies. We don’t just talk responsible tourism, we act!
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10% of all profits from our tours go towards a community fund. This money allows us to make infrastructure improvements and provide other important resources to those in need.
YESD is excited to offer a variety of volunteer projects for individuals and groups. If you'd like to work with a local community in Vietnam, or organise a team building trip with your organisation get in touch with us today!