Our Commitment to Social Causes and sustainable tourism.
Asian Heritage Travel B.V. is aware of the need to comply with and follow the rules, regulations and best practices regarding social, cultural, environmental and economical sustainability factors. As a tour operator who engage with various actors in tourism, namely consumers, tour guides, travel agencies, hotels, transport companies, restaurants, and attractions, we understand our key role and influence in the sustainability development of tourism and the effects this sector has upon the world.
Our mission is to offer clients all around the world an insight into what Asia truly means, through our tailor-made packages. Personalized services and the safety of our clients are the pillars on which we operate our business. We design our itineraries and operate in the field guided by the principles of ecotourism and sustainable tourism. Furthermore, all our staff have been given environmental training and are very sensitive to the delicate eco-systems we enter. In addition, we have a history of committing ourselves to the safety and enjoyment of our clients and maintaining high ethical standards in all our operations.
Therefore, we are committed to promoting sustainability, not only inside our organization but also outside it, to all stakeholders. We aim to follow, implement and promote good sustainability practices to maximize positive impacts and minimize negative impacts of our tourism operations and to influence our clients and partners to do the same. We commit to effectively manage and continually improve our environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts.
We will identify the progress made in the sustainability field by measuring our actions with relevant environmental legislations in effect, legislations sanctioned by specialized entities. We will monitor our progress on an annual basis and bring changes or additions to the policy if needed. Finally, we commit ourselves to honestly communicate our organization’s policy and sustainability objectives to all staff, our customers, partners and authorities, mainly through our online tools but also through verbal communication and printed materials.
With each trip booked via Asian Heritage Travel B.V, you indirectly support our own foundation – Asian Heritage Foundation Nepal (AHF Nepal). With this foundation we strive to improve the lives of the poorest rural people, (particularly children and women) and other disadvantage people by providing them opportunities for their socio-economic development. Our most remarkable project has been the establishment of Necha Community Hospital which is located in the very rural area on the foothills of Mt. Everest which is currently serving over 80.000 people living in the Solukhumbu district op Nepal.
Besides having our own foundation, we believe it is of high importance to partner with local companies, suppliers and people which we use to facilitate your trip and make your stay on the destination as comfortable end memorable as possible.
For more information regarding our social policy and foundation please visit our website www.ahfnepal.org