Sustainability is Good for Business

Sustainability has been a fad in the travel world for a while. More and more tour operators continue the switch to green initiatives when planning their schedules.


This trend has been driven by consumers who want to see the world without contributing it’s destruction. Not only is sustainable travel good for tourists, and locals, it also makes good business sense.

Travellers are more likely to travel with a company which supports local people and the environment. They get a reputation for being the responsible tour company.

Companies like Intrepid, G Adventures and On the Go Tours ensure the places they visit contribute back into the community.

G Adventures is one company which incorporates its tours into the local community of the country they visit. I travelled with them for the first time this year on a hiking adventure in Peru.

G Adventures use. a combination of local transport, community villages and local tour operators. All these activities contribute to funds helping the community instead of for profit. They sponsor community activities such as a restaurant near Ollantaytambo and a campsite at Cucani. They employ local Andean people instead of bringing in overseas workers.

Additionally, by choosing local, green alternatives the travel experience is more authentic. You get to experience the real country and interact with the people as they go about their everyday lives.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ensures continued business and a sustainable environment for future generations to enjoy.

ThefollowingphotosshowtheGAdventuressponsoredrestaurantandhomegrownvegetablegardennearOllantaytambo.

A Little Adelaide Luxury

Walking into the Mayfair Hotel is like stepping into another world. Leave the peak time traffic sounds at the door. Walk across the bridge next to a circular staircase which leads to the restaurant and bar in the basement. You are suddenly surrounded by the peace and tranquility of English luxury. But this is not England. Continue reading “A Little Adelaide Luxury”

Magical Machu Picchu

A trip to Peru is not complete without a visit to Machu Picchu. There is no better feeling than to sit up on the agricultural steps and look down at this ancient Incan city.

Take the half hour bus ride from Aguas Calientas , a town built specifically for tourism. You can also buy your ticket at the same time you purchase the bus ticket. However, be warned, get there early as the line for the buses literally winds ups the street. Continue reading “Magical Machu Picchu”

Roman Summer

Another trip down memory lane from my visit to Rome.  I was walking passed the Pantheon one morning  and came across this busker.  Even though it was quite warm, did not prevent her performance.  As I stood listening it confirmed again for me the people we meet during our travels make travel even more enriching. Continue reading “Roman Summer”