Responsible tourism: Morocco small group tour, Moroccan melodies
How our company is making a difference: We know that making the positive difference we aim to achieve will not be an easy task. However, our enthusiasm and commitment towards our travel responsibility mission is far stronger than any obstacles. We believe that in order to achieve any objective, the company has to have accurate policies and procedures for the employees and the guests to follow in order to reach our goal.
Morocco is a country which has become famous for its ruins and aged old places of worship. As part of our pre tour briefings we mention the effect that we as humans could cause in terms of touching or attempting to break pieces of these old artifacts for souvenir purposes. We also encourage travelers when entering these aged old places of worship to take care of where the step and to always follow the tour guide’s instructions diligently.
We have decided that the environment is a major component of any local community and any negative effect on the environment would directly have an impact on the lives of the inhabitants of the local community. Therefore, we have drawn up a strict environmental protection policy that all our employees and travelers have to abide by. For example, we recycle empty ink cartridges. A company collects them and disposes of them the correct manner.
In Morocco, we never accept a tour request for the sole purpose of hunting. The wild life in Morocco is considered a part of the heritage and we cannot have a hand in the negative impact on the loss of the country's predatory animals. Furthermore, portable water in the country is restricted so we encourage all travelers to take precaution not to drop any waste in the water they pass by.
For us, Responsible Travel is the only way to travel.
Throughout our long tourism business journey, exceeding 15 years of travel operation in the Middle East, we have succeeded in establishing strong links with the communities we are dealing with in the host destinations.
We believe that the Responsible Travel concept has to be a two-way strategy with both the travelers and the local community gaining benefits. We benefit the local communities we visit using a wide scope of activities that have a positive impact on the local economy, directly by donating money to charity organizations, financially supporting some local communities and by recruiting employees who belonging to the local community. We encourage our guests to buy local products and make use of services that people local community offer. We help indirectly through capacity building projects we implement with our employees and through the experiences and culture exchanges that take place between the locals and the travelers during our tours.
We promise to support the local community of every destination we take our travelers to. We will do this by employing local guides, using local handicraft shops and recommend shops to our travelers so that their vacation spending contributes to the people of that country. Furthermore, we provide each traveler with a tipping guide. By doing this we set a concept of tipping and gratuity for every person who will offer a form of service to the traveler.
We have also considered the social aspect of the local community and how to respect the customs and traditions of the inhabitants helping us operate our tours. We always provide our guests with all the information needed to understand the community they are visiting and we create valuable opportunities for the travelers and the locals to mingle and exchange ideas and thoughts.
The first objective is to operate our tours in the most perfect way possible. Our second objective, but not second in importance, is to benefit the local community, protect the environment, and have a positive social impact on the inhabitants living in our host destinations. One of the ways of doing this is to inform and educate our travelers on the cultures of the destinations. By doing this we aim to create a form of respect between the travelers and the local citizens who they will face along their tour.
We educate all our staff on the real life situations of each destination. Sales consultants will use this information to inform potential travelers of the correct information and threats that they may face. By creating long lasting relationships with our local ground handlers, we are able to establish what needs the community has and through their information we can inform our travelers what they can contribute to the local community from their home countries.
Reviews of Morocco small group tour, Moroccan melodies
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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 07 Oct 2014 by Alan Parks
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
We found nearly all aspects of the vacation excellent - from the organisation of the trip, the excellence of the guide and driver for whom nothing was too much trouble. The wealth of things that we saw and the various modes of transport that we used were excellent, which we would not have seen traveling alone. The trip was made even better by being a small group of six, with various ages and nationalities but all of one mind to enjoy the trip to the full Would recommend this to anyone
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
This is not really a trip for the disabled or those with walking difficulties. A lot of the places that you visit are sometimes somewhat difficult to access and some of the visits are of fairly long duration in quite hot conditions.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
I am sure that the local people benefited from our visit through putting money into the local economy through the purchase of meals and goods As to reducing environmental impacts or conservation , who knows!!
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Excellent with one or two minor hitches in respect of accommodation standards