" The Future
what we do in Present "
- Mahatma Gandhi
RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL INDIA
Tourism is one of the world's largest and fastest growing industries. This continuous growth will place great stress on remaining biologically diverse habitats and indigenous cultures, which are often used to support mass tourism. Tourists who promote responsible tourism are sensitive to these dangers and seek to protect tourist destinations, and to protect tourism as an industry. Responsible travel India is a concept that gained popularity in the 1990s, where Carbon Footprint reduction, sensitivity towards native communities, employment generation and natural habitat protection became the torch-bearers of the movement. Responsible tourists can reduce the impact of tourism in many ways:
Informing themselves of the Culture, Politics, and Economy of the communities visited
Anticipating and respecting local cultures, expectations and assumptions
Contributing to intercultural understanding, tolerance and non-profits working for responsible tourism.
Supporting the integrity of local cultures by favoring businesses which conserve cultural heritage and traditional values
Supporting local economies by purchasing local goods and participating with small, local businesses
Conserving resources by seeking out businesses that are environmentally conscious, and by using the least possible amount of Non-renewable resource
We at TeamActive always endeavor to be sensitive towards the stress local communities and nature bears due to increase in tourism. We have strict protocols for reducing carbon foot-print and for being responsible towards community growth though awareness and supporting social work done by non-profits in this regard. We are pioneers of – Social Change Tourism in India, and have always looked at a touristic activity from the eyes of a social entrepreneur. We believe in bridging the gap between the haves and have not's. It is always a very fulfilling feeling, whereby apart from direct contribution we are able to align the two worlds for mutual benefit. Our CSR program encapsulates these areas of mutual growth and allows us to be a responsible travel organization. Constantly revisiting our forming principles and adhering to Social Policies, so far we have been able to maintain the highest levels of sensitivity towards all stakeholders of the travel industry.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
We grow we share; we grow more we share more
TeamActive knows the impact that an organization can make on the most important of its stakeholders- The society. We are sensitive towards the impact that tourism has over the society and we are aware that, whatever we take from it, we must return it back with full gratitude. We are a socially responsible company. Calling ourselves socially responsible is not because it is in fashion these days, but we are proud that our efforts have helped change lives. Being pioneers of – Social Change Tourism, we brought together – Social Work and Tourism together. It not only brought resources closed to the beneficiary communities, but also generated employment from among them.
Volunteering is one of our travel offers, but also works as an avenue to channelize our CSR agenda. With a provision of a corpus fund, where a fixed percentage of money from the product price is equaled by team active and diverted towards social benefit, we stand out as a unique example of such direct use of income in CSR. Besides these, we promote the idea of small scale and cottage industries and use their products as souvenirs in many of our activities. This is a direct source of income for this industry and provides them a platform to showcase their skills and art to the consumers.
Besides our volunteering projects, we do offer our guests to make small yet significant social work contributions towards the society in order to give them a fulfilling trip and simultaneously leaving a positive mark on the society. We have teamed up with some credible NGO’s and trusts to support our activities of education, sanitization, awareness and health programs for promoting sustainable tourism. We also carry out fun-fairs and festival celebrations with the deprived community to bring a smile on their faces.
Besides humans, we also work for the fauna and flora. Our social work projects at animal rescue centers have some fine success stories to share about sustainable tourism. Regular plantation activities and green area development is what we mingle with our guest engagement activities too. This gives a well-rounded shape to our social contribution and provides us the opportunity to be a loved and respected organization.