Responsible Travel and
responsible travel is extremely important for any destination that
you visit but its importance even increases in the newly formed
State of Chhattisgarh.
This new State
is still raw in forming tourism culture and people are not at all
exposed to the concept of Tourism. Hence, the “Responsibility” of
Responsible Tourism is more here. There are many tribal
communities , ecologically fragile ecosystems that are now being
exposed to the tourists, hence it becomes very essential for us to
acquaint every traveler about the various aspects of the
destination being visited.
things as clicking pictures to larger issues like home stays, we
try to create an experience which is not only comfortable and
memorable for the visitor but also is equally acceptable to the
locals. The participation and involvement of the local community
in tourist activities plays a vital role in this regard. We also
eliminate the middlemen who try to take undue advantage of the
innocence of the natives and thus the actual deserving people are
able to reap the benefits of our activities.
But only such
ideas are not just good enough. Such ideas are to be converted
into practice and that is what makes us different from the other
tour operators as we do not just operate tours for the sake of
monetary benefit but instead we look at tourism as a means to
address many major social problems that are being faced by the
people of this country.
What is responsible travel?
Responsible Travel is
about trying to ensure that travel to destinations is a positive
experience for all - people, place and the environment. It
stretches from the simple things like dressing appropriately in
parts of the
world where showing a shoulder is disrespectful, to the more
complicated issue of making sure that your money stays in the
local community. We all know that the economic gain of tourism can
be vital for a country, but this should never be at the expense of
a country's culture or environment.
Since Ice Cubes
Services was created in 2005, we have held Responsible Travel
practices at the very core of our operations.
advice to our travelers through Pre-Departure Information. You
will find a section on Cultural and Environmental Guidelines with
advice on subjects particular to each destination such as begging,
religion, photography, toilet paper and water usage. Our tour
leaders are also fully aware of our policies and will be on hand
to offer advice throughout the tour.
policies mean nothing without our travelers' participation. With
the new rising interest in Responsible Travel we are seeing more
and more travelers take an interest in the issues of traveling
responsibly, and we hope this is only the start of things to