Responsible Tourism Update
2018 saw a continuing commitment by Mountain Kingdoms to responsible and sustainable tourism with the ongoing support of many charities and projects around the world as well as the exciting launch of our Water-to-Go reusable bottle campaign.
Last year we made donations to 13 different charities supporting a wide variety of causes from educational projects to animal welfare, and medical care to emergency response. They help create opportunities for children, improve living conditions, re-build after disasters and conserve the planet’s precious resources. Five of these charities we contributed to for the first time including: the Kerala Partnership where our funds helped to completely rebuild a home destroyed in the devastating floods last summer; Medical Aid to Sri Lanka which supports nurse training and improves medical facilities in the country; and also the Galapagos Conservation Trust which does important work preserving the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands.
In fact since the year 2000, our incredibly generous clients have donated almost £63,000 to good causes that we also support.This is on top of Mountain Kingdom’s own charitable donations which reflect our commitment to Responsible Tourism.
Our new Mountain Kingdoms Water-to-Go bottles have also proved very popular with clients who have taken them on treks, tours and walking holidays from Africa to the Himalaya. The bottles can be refilled from any water source due to their unique Water-to-Go filter system that eliminates 99.9% of all known contaminants, and by doing so, they are reducing the need for single use plastic bottles. Find out more about our Water-to-Go reusable bottle campaign here.
Visit our Responsible Tourism pages for more information about all our Responsible Tourism initiatives and charitable partnerships.
At the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) AGM this month, Mountain Kingdoms' Responsible Tourism Officer, Julia Sharpe, was proud to be awarded Mountain Kingdoms certificate for completing the AITO Project Protect programme.
At Mountain Kingdoms we are committed to Responsible Tourism and ensuring that all our holidays are undertaken in a way which is socially, environmentally and culturally sound. As part of this commitment we have now joined the Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency initiative.
Mountain Kingdoms, along with a number of its clients, has recently donated over £600 to the Shiva Charity which is continuing its amazing work in Nepal.