As the organiser of dozens of overseas trips each year, we have an obligation to ensure that our trips are held to the highest ethical standards. We take this responsibility very seriously.
Tourism Concern is a British charity (registered charity no. 1064020) who work to accredit those organisations who work to benefit local people in their destinations, to expose and campaign against human rights abuses in the tourism industry.
We have been a proud member of Tourism Concern’s Ethical Tour Operator Group since 2009.
Each year, we review our challenges to ensure they meet the high ethical standards we expect, as well as remaining aware of the practices and legislation within our destination countries. We encourage our participants to partake in responsible tourist practices - both in general, and specific to their destination country - and guidelines for this are given in the Briefing Pack for each challenge.
In addition to this, we follow the advice of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for each of our destinations, to ensure that we are maintaining best practice throughout our operations in-country.