How to qualify for Responsible Travel

We ask all our members to sign up to our promise.

Please give us information on how you are addressing two of the environmental sustainability promises and two of the community sustainability promises below. Please choose promises that are relevant to your area. These promises should be based on your assessment of the most important issues to solve locally, for example, water saving practises are more relevant in arid areas and respecting wildlife is important in areas where people and animals conflict.

Please ensure that the text in the promise section is unique and trip specific. If the content is too generic, the same as your other product pages, or if text is repeated then the page will not pass our screening process and you will need to re-submit the page.


Please provide details about how you are addressing two of the following promises - choose those that are most relevant to your area. We expect a minimum of 150 words and preferably more.

  1. Wildlife
    We know our wildlife, are committed to conserving it and encourage guests to follow our lead.
    TIP. Describe the local wildlife as well as your initiatives and projects to help conserve it. Give details of any successes you have had.
  2. Waste
    We free the land, sea and waterways from rubbish and pollution.
    TIP.Describe how you reduce, reuse and recycle.
  3. Water
    We show we understand why water is too precious to waste and, when it rains, we savour every drop.
    TIP. Describe your water saving initiatives and how you involve travelers/guests in these projects.
  4. Energy
    We reduce our energy and find local renewable energy sources for our energy.
    TIP. Describe the place where your energy comes from e.g. is it solar, hydroelectric etc. If you have your own energy source such as a wind turbine, please let us the story behind it.
  5. Buildings
    We build, restore and equip using carefully sourced local materials and in a style that tells the cultural or geological story of the landscape.
    TIP. Describe how you have conserved an old building or preserved the cultural heritage of the area.
  6. Transport
    We recommend low carbon transport and make the journey as stimulating and sustainable as the stay.
    TIP. Describe how this vacation uses local transport, biodiesel or other more sustainable transport methods.
  7. Suppliers
    We use suppliers that match our environmental values.
    TIP. Describe how you encourage your suppliers to follow your example.

Please provide details about how you are addressing two of the following promises - choose those that are most relevant to your area. We expect a minimum of 150 words and preferably more.

  1. Friends & neighbours
    We know where to find all things local and we support/ recommend our neighbours, spreading the tourism income to those most in need.
    TIP. Describe how and what you recommend things like locally owned restaurants, guides, day trips etc.
  2. Campaigning for change
    We recognise local issues and actively campaign to address them.
    TIP. Describe specific local issues and what you’ve done to address them
  3. Volunteering & charity
    We support local projects & people through volunteering, fundraising or charity.
    TIP. Describe specific projects you help and how they benefit the local community
  4. A fair deal
    We offer local people good working conditions, a fair wage, and empower them with training opportunities.
    TIP. Give details of how many people do you employ from the local area and what they do. Describe how you support their training & development.
  5. Local crafts and culture
    We sustain jobs and cultural diversity by supporting local craft makers and artisans, and promoting cultural attractions
    TIP. Describe how you and your guests buy local products and visit cultural centre/attractions.
  6. Traveling with respect
    We work to create good relationships between tourists and the local community
    TIP. What do you provide guests with to ensure that they get the warmest welcome locally?


There are some tourism activities and attractions that we do not promote on Responsible Travel. Find out more and our reasons behind each one here.

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