Exo embrace the concept of sustainability within all actions taken. Examples include using eco friendly modes of transport wherever possible; taking biodegradable cleaning products on trips to remote areas and greatly emphasizing cultural exchanges. Involving and working with local communities generates greater economic benefits for those involved thus enhancing the well being of host communities.
Group Product & Marketing Manager, Louise Nathan, said, “Responsible Tourism is about the legacy and consequences of tourism, not only for the environment but for local people and economies too. Our responsible tourism policy has a goal of sustainable development and is an area we drive forward everyday. In essence, it’s about caring for the planet and all natural entities living within it that make it such an extraordinary place.”
Combining touring with charitable visits, Exo offer a six day Cambodia Charitable tour designed for travelers looking to make a positive impact while on their holiday. Other responsible tourism breaks include a Green Tour of Laos where guests visit the newly established Pha Tad Ke Botancial Gardens, helping support educational, conservation work and research on traditional medicine.
Supporting charitable projects in Asia is part of Exo’s pledge to shape responsible tourism in the area they live and work. The Exo foundation, an independent charitable branch of Exotissimo was established for this purpose, in order to give back to the communities and actively take part in the process of sustainable development. Projects supported work in areas such as education, vocational training, community support, and cultural and environmental conservation.