At VTS ( P ) Ltd we promote sustainable tourism taking the conservation of environment into consideration .By sustainable tourism we aim to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present ,but also for generations to come. As tourism industry has been developing tremendously in the current decade,it has emerged as a source of foreign exchange for the country as a whole and a sector of employment for local masses, improvising the well-being of those indigenous people. We believe that responsible tourism promotes positive economic, cultural and environmental ethics and practices. Sustainable development of tourism industry is our yet another motto along with self growth as a promising tourism and travel company. Sustainability is the capacities to endure along with the ecology which potentially ensures the natural resources- wetlands and forests - to remain healthy. Understanding the potential harm that can come from promoting tourism, accounted as human encroachment on the delicate environments we operate with our ideology of 'leave no trace' tourism.
- How to be a responsible traveler:
When you visit beautiful places you take a step ahead to develop the region by being a spectator of the tourism resources there and paying your share of finance to the tourism industry but at the same time you must share the increased responsibility to reduce any negative impact your journeys may have on the environment, by enduring the policies of the site you visit. Sustainable tourism is about bringing you closer to local cultures and environments by involving local people in tourism.
- Buy locally produced things in preference to imported goods
- Do not buy products made from endangered species, hard woods or ancient artifacts as they are meant to be preserved not used
- Respect local cultures, traditions and holy places - if in doubt seek our advice.
- Use water sparingly - it’s very precious in many places where there is shortage of water recourses like deserts or mountainous regions.
- Participate in a local activity like a carnival or a fête. This way you really get the chance to understand local cultures and traditions. Have a great day out!
- Many zoos and marine parks keep animals in poor conditions with their basic needs like food denied.
- Often animals pay for souvenirs with their lives.Despite strict laws prohibiting trade of animal products in the country,the products continues to be marketed in many places
- Posing for a photo with a wild animal is far from a happy snap. Many of these animals have been taken from the wild and are usually drugged to control their behavior.
- Animal performances is a shameful act as it puts enormous stress on animals involving violent training techniques. It's unnatural and demeaning for a wild animal to have to 'perform' for the sake of human entertainment.
- Avoid animal rides. Many animals are poorly fed and given no shelter from heat or access to water. Some are drugged or beaten to ensure they remain submissive to human desires.
- Exotic meat is often a recipe out of the torture of animals preceding an excruciating death.So it is a meal of cruelty on poor animals.
- Animals used for blood-sport and certain fiestas and religious festivals are subjected to torment and fear and are often killed inhumanly.
- Reporting animal cruelty is a vital part of out Compassionate Travel mission. Report to the local police, tourist office, animal welfare society or VTS ( P ) Ltd mentioning the crucial details or evidences about the crime on animals alongwith the date, time, location, type and number of animals involved.
- Flying and global warming
Most of human biological and physiological activities like respiration ,burning, release many types of gases and hence also contribute to carbon dioxide emissions and thereby global warming. As it is a well known fact that co2 gas absorbs heat and makes the global temperature to rise beyond normal. Air travel - although currently a relatively small contributor (less than 5%) - is the fastest growing source of CO2 emissions. When you're on holiday, you tend to be more laid-back about things like reusing plastic bags and water bottles or turning off lights. If you adjust your carefree attitudes and general habits you can make a lot of differences to the environment by conserving energy resources and preserving environment. .