Utracks - Responsible Tourism
As a division of World Expeditions, UTracks has the same commitment to responsible travel in the areas we travel. Today, our company takes travellers to nearly 50 different countries, many of which are incomprehensibly poor, yet are custodians of the most spiritually diverse and colourful cultures on earth. Others, particularly the challenging wilderness areas we explore, are some of the richest in biodiversity, yet the most fragile environments on earth. It's the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. Be sure to view our detailed trip notes on our website, which outlines the cultural and environmental sensitivities in the regions we visit and explains how we can all play pivotal role travelling responsibly. In brief, the principles include:
- Local resources: use of local staff, suppliers and resources in the areas we visit. We use local guides so you get an insider's view and perspective and we use local resources - from transport to family run or small, local guest houses rather than international chains providing you with a truly authentic experience. It also helps curb tourism's inclination to drive up local prices at the expense of locals.
- Understanding, awareness & cultural appreciation via education: our small groups foster greater interaction local people and cultures, enabling you to learn, experience and understand local people's traditions, cultures and rituals - and they yours - making a positive contribution towards conserving global diversity.
- Conservation: To protect and conserve the planet by offering conscientious, comfortable and customizable eco-journeys. Complete travel planning to the most natural destinations at minimal costs to the environment.
- Give a little (preferably a lot) back: contribute to host community welfare, by developing programs with local agents to assist host communities improve health, education and preservation of the environment