YES, WE DO CARE

Indeed, that is what we do: care! For our employees and of course, local suppliers during our tours with your guests.

Since the beginning we have opted to select just a few trusted partners with whom we will work very closely to help others in need and protect the vulnerable (both people and planet) while your guests are traveling with Travel Exclusive Asia.

We are official TRAVEL LIFE PARTNER!

Sustainability and CSR

The Travelife Partner level award was received today 6 February 2024 by Travel Exclusive Asia (Thailand). The award recognizes the long-term efforts of Travel Exclusive Asia regarding sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Travel Exclusive Asia complies with more than 100 criteria, related to an operator’s office management, product range, international business partners and customer information. The Travelife Partner level standard is covering the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including environment, biodiversity, human rights and labour relation.

Mr. Naut Kusters, manager of Travelife for Tour Operators, “I am delighted to see that sustainability in the tour operator sector is obtaining momentum. The Partner Award of Travel Exclusive Asia will inspire other companies in Thailand to follow the same path’. Travelife is the leading international sustainability certification for the travel sector. More than 35 national travel associations are promoting the scheme to their members including, KATO, the Kenyan Association of Tour operators, TATO, the Tanzanian Association of Tour Operators, ABTA, The British Travel Association, PATA, the Pacific Asian Travel Association and FTT in South Africa.

Local Happinez: Travel with a Purpose

Let locals thrive
We connect travelers to local people and places. Local communities that need access to knowledge, to hands, or to a worldwide network of people. Travel ranks high on the bucket lists of so many. At the same time, helping others in our spare time is on that same bucket list. Especially now, in a time where traveling the world without giving back has become unacceptable. Why not combine traveling with sharing knowledge and hands during your holidays and travels? And help local people to sustain and grow. On top, all these places are great to visit. They’ll leave an everlasting memory.

Local projects
Local Happinez offers local projects to which you, as a traveler, can contribute your time and knowledge. Projects that take an average of one day (part) of your holiday and are easily integrated in the rest of your holiday.

An example of such a project is in Yenangyaung. In a small village, off the beaten track, is a beautiful guesthouse situated on the banks of the Irrawadee.

All income from the guesthouse flows to the local school. As a traveler, you can train the local kitchen staff in the guesthouse how to bake bread with the new oven. In return, you, as a traveler, receive local cooking lessons.

Projects where travelers are needed for a longer period are also offered. For example, a small village south of Ho Chi Minh has problems with the water supply. They are eager to solve these problems and need access to people who know how to solve their problems. In exchange for the knowledge, you’re invited to stay in the village and enjoy local life and be part of their local community.

Together with Travel Exclusive Asia
Local Happinez is proud to be partnering with Travel Exclusive Asia. In them we recognize the appreciation for the planet and the power of sharing. Together we bring the local communities and the travelers together. Because why would we keep knowledge, time, and networks to ourselves when you can do so much more together?

Travel Exclusive Asia and Sustainability

At Travel Exclusive Asia we are committed to sustainability and responsible travel practices. The purpose of this policy is to drive positive change within our organization by adopting eco-friendly practices, reducing our environmental impact, and setting an example for others in Thailand and our industry.
You can find our complete Sustainability Policy document here.

OUR PARTNERS & MEMBERSHIPS

We work with the very best. We are proud of our partners, both local and overseas, who work with us to deliver the best in bespoke travel.

OUR PROMISE

No request is too big or too small for our team. If it matters to you and your clients, it matters to us. Let us make your clients’ escape perfect.