Recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, the Travelife accreditation establishes EXO Myanmar and EXO Laos as Destination Management companies within their respective countries to comply with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria and thus awarded the Travelife certification. EXO Laos is the first DM in Laos to receive this certification. Similarly, EXO Cambodia became the first DM in Cambodia to receive the certification also.
The Travelife accreditation has been a real collective achievement for EXO Travel, who now have 5 accredited destinations; Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, becoming the first Asian Destination Management Company to do so, and be recognised by what is the most comprehensive certification scheme worldwide for tour operators.
Christine Jacquemin, Director of EXO Foundation, said:
“The EXO Travelife certification is a huge success: the 5 countries have been praised for their Excellence in Sustainability! In just 2 years, this is an outstanding result of team work embedding sustainable principles throughout all areas of our work. We can take pride in ourselves to be acting for the future of our destinations, our children, our planet and hope we will inspire many others.”
EXO’s Commitment to a Sustainable Tourism Industry
This award further cements EXO Travel’s and EXO Foundation’s positions as leaders in corporate social responsibility, within the global tour industry.
Together, they continue to uphold their vision of a system of travel that maximizes the benefits of local communities and the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage. Their joint-mission aims to improve the livelihoods of the most disadvantaged populations, while minimizing the negative social, cultural and environmental impacts tourism may generate.
This recent award underlines EXO’s commitment to a sustainable tourism industry following on from the ChildSafe accreditation and Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) nomination for CSR. This year, EXO Vietnam also received the CSR Award from the French Chamber of Commerce (CCIF); EXO Cambodia received a CCIF Environment Award and the EXO Group has been nominated for a Virtuoso 2016 award in the category of Sustainable Tourism Leadership.
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