Every little bit makes a difference
At GetAboutAsia we are passionate about being responsible in areas of sustainability including the environment and social-cultural aspects. Our aim is for everyone to enjoy the breathtaking sceneries, traditional cultures and diverse wildlife Asia has to offer not only within the next years, but also for the future. That is why, in everything we do, we strive to minimise negative impact and maximise your experience, whilst aspire to play a part in solving social and environmental issues.
Sustainability at GetAboutAsia, what we do
- Be aware of our footprint
- Encourage reuse, recycling and regeneration
- Employ locally
- Educate travellers
- Give back to the local community
- Seek out sustainable protocol in local offices we work with
- Collaborate with like-minded business partners
- Enforce company transparency
- Not include any activities that could harm the wildlife
Within all of our itineraries to Asia, we are well aware of our footprint and are taking action to minimize our negative impact on the environment and encourage the maintenance of the wonders of this magical continent. To boost the local economy and maximise the local employment opportunities, we are working together with local guides and drivers who will ensure you benefit from their intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.
Additionally, we encourage visits to local communities, markets and landmarks as well as locally owned restaurants and activities allowing you to immerse yourself in the different lifestyles and to give back to the community. Furthermore, we think it is important to develop a relationship with the locals, sustainable suppliers and the country itself. For instance, our Pandaw supplier has the initiative that 1% of all the bookings is donated to a local project.
> Our office
We aim to be environmentally accountable in the office space. We are currently striving towards a paperless office, using as little paper as possible and what paper we do print on is 100% recycled. At GetAboutAsia we print our brochures to order and limit the amount that can be re-ordered. We only send between 2 and 3 at a time and encourage the use of online access. We recycle our paper, plastic and glass waste and use keep cups for beverages within the office space.
At GetAboutAsia we try to ensure that you are as ready as possible for your travels. In ensuring this, we send information to you regarding what to bring, what to expect, and how to appropriately engage with the environment around you. We live by the term ‘leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but memories’ and support the education of appropriate waste management, viewing of wildlife, buying of souvenirs and religious sensitivities noted en route by guides and staff.