Responsible Travel @ Sustainable Tourism
GIVING SOMETHING BACK Marker Stone Travels & Tours is committed to sustainable tourism and true sustainability. It was a commitment formed when the company was established, and today, in the face of a multitude of threats to the environment, our commitment is stronger than ever. We aim to ensure that our destinations retain their natural character and cultural diversity for future generations. This vision can only be achieved with the support of all of our travellers and business partners.
- True sustainability in all aspects of our business planning and operations. Specifically Marker Stone Travels & Tours tour operations are managed in a way where the natural and cultural values of the host region are undiminished in the long-term.
- Where possible, Marker Stone Travels & Tours engages in partnerships with local environmental groups and/or land managers to actively campaign for conservation or promote environmental protection and/or rehabilitation
- Marker Stone Travels & Tours aims to maximize the positive benefits of tourism for host communities. This includes training and employment of local staff, using local suppliers and assisting in the development of sustainable local businesses.
- We actively minimize the negative effects that tourism can have by ensuring that tourism does not divert resources away from local communities or drive up prices on local resources. Marker Stone Travels & Tours provides opportunities for cultural exchange, where locals and visitors alike can share and learn from each other in an environment of mutual respect.
Community Project Travel program where we organize for our travelers to spend time in disadvantaged villages upgrading basic facilities such as health, education and water access. Marker Stone Travels & Tours strives to educate our travelers about the destination and its local cultures as well as providing guidelines on appropriate behavior to minimize impact.