After 10 years of practicing Responsible Tourism, Amity Tours has been accepted to join the outstanding UK-based group called Responsible Travel.
Responsible Travel is a simple traveling philosophy about having fun while giving back to the environment, local people, and their communities (all the while enjoying a high quality of service).
Amity Tours has abided by this philosophy since its founding in 2003. Since the beginning we have worked with locally owned business to provide accommodations and food for our clients, while employing local people to work on and guide our tours.
Local people play a major role in our tours. We also work side by side with the indigenous communities of the Lake and Volcano District. We visit these communities and they decide what aspects of their culture they want to share with our clients. We also take our clients to local markets where we know the artist and their handcrafts.
Following the philosophy of social responsibility, we are proud to say that we donate our time and know-how to continuously train and share our tourism experience with the local and indigenous communities. This is how we exercisethe Economic Responsibility that a Responsible Travel company should exhibit.
Environmental Responsibility is another significant component of being accepted as a Responsible Travel Company. We recycle all glass, cans and plastic waste. Since the concept of environmental responsibility has been gaining more importance in Chile in recent years, many supermarkets do not provide more than 3 plastic bags. Even prior to this limit, we have always used non-plastic reusable bags.
After these incredible 10 years of Responsible Tourism, we are proud to be part of Responsible Travel. Being accepted into this group is a form of recognition for all the hard work and consciousness that has gone into making each tour the best possible experience for our clients. We are committed to continue our practice of always being socially, environmentally and economically responsible in all aspects of our services.