Asian Trails is extremely proud to be officiated as a Travelife Partner in 6 of its South-East Asian destinations. Following the successful entry of Vietnam in 2018 in adhering to internationally recognized standards in operating responsibly with partners and suppliers, and inside the company, Asian Trails Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand are now officially inscribed as Travelife Partners. This new milestone in the company’s history officially affirms what Asian Trails has stood for since its inception in 1999.
Mr Naut Kusters, manager of Travelife for tour operators, “I am delighted to see that sustainability in the tour operators sector is obtaining momentum. The award of the front runner Asian Trails Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand will inspire other companies in those countries to follow the same path”.
Laurent Kuenzle, Asian Trails’ CEO, commented, “Travelife’s policies and guidelines have set the trend on how travel companies should operate in leaving our part of the world in a better shape than we have found it. Operating responsibly has been one of our pillars for years and with this recognition, Asian Trails has set yet another step to reconfirming this logical progression in keeping our destinations, educating all those collaborating with us, and taking sustainable steps throughout. I am profoundly pleased with the result and with the work done by our team in these destinations in achieving this recognition”.
Asian Trails Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia & Malaysia has complied with more than 100 criteria, related to an operators’ office management, product range, international business partners and customer information. The Travelife standard is covering the ISO 26000 Corporate Social Responsibility themes, including the environment, biodiversity, human rights and labour relations; and is formally Recognised as in full compliance with the UN supported Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.