Today, tourism is making different impacts so Sustainable Tourism is one of Bitour’s top concerns. We are committed to working closely with the local communities for protecting wild animals and protecting the environment, especially the forests.
Bitour Cares Fund has been officially and regularly deployed by Bitour from June 2020. Accordingly, with each tourist committing to protecting the environment and preserving personal trash in the journey, Bitour will deduct 10,000 VND from the budget into the Bitour Cares fund. This fund is used to carry out charity programs, activities for the environment, the community … and is publicly updated weekly on the Bitour website.
We respect and always find ways to live in harmony with Mother Nature, we try to reduce all negative impacts on the environment on the planet.
We are fully committed to all conservation activities and programs that provide long-term benefits to nature, communities and wild animals.
We try to limit or eliminate plastic waste in all business activities, trips and even in the lives of all members of our team.
We are committed to activities to raise awareness for tourists and the youth to protect the environment and preserve nature.
The three main areas we focus on: (1) Sustainable tourism – (2) Reducing plastic waste and (3) Community Activities.
The tourism activities that Bitour creates not only provide memorable experiences but also comply with Bitour’s principles about protecting the environment and preserving nature which we are committed to. So you can rest assured that when you go with Bi, you are joining in protecting the green planet.
1. Encourage tourists to take more walking routes, especially trekking, hiking …
2. Carry enough water when trekking.
3. Choose eco-friendly accommodation, tourists don’t need to use too much electricity or clean water.
4. Encourage tourists to pick up rubbish together on the roads, jungle paths
5. Stay Smart Around Wild Animals
6. Do not feed wild animals.
7. Do not participate in tourism activities related to animals such as Elephant Riding.
8. Do not participate in activities such as hunting and using products from animals.
9. Do not step on corals, break off a live coral and catch sea creatures for display.
10. Do not use shampoo or bath products in water sources in the forest.
11. Do not pick up orchids or precious trees that are being protected.
12. Buy local products, preferably handmade.
13. Use local food, do not use industrial food and drink.
14. Limit the use of paper or printed materials.
15. Limit activities which cause noise in the forest
16. Travel in small groups reduces the impact on the natural environment.
Based on a general orientation for sustainable tourism, our first priority is to dispose of waste and minimize plastic waste in activities of our company, in all trips and in items provided to customers.
Plastic water bottles are one of the leading causes of plastic waste when you travel, especially in journeys back to nature. Therefore, Bitour has completely replaced plastic water bottles by providing each tourist with a reusable water bottle or encouraging them to bring their own reusable water bottle. Bitour designs water supplies to provide enough water for tourists on the trip. One multi-use water bottle can reduce from 8 to 12 500ml plastic water bottles that a tourist uses in 2-3 days, equivalent to reducing from 160 to 240 plastic water bottles in a trip of about 20 people.
Industrial foods that are processed and packaged in plastic containers not only are unhealthy but also cause an enormous amount of plastic waste. Therefore, during the trip, Bitour does not use industrial food and drink, we use fresh food from locals.
Bitour complies with 3 important principles when disposing of waste during forest trips. Firstly, we minimize or completely eliminate plastic waste in the journey. Secondly, tourists must commit not to throw away plastic waste, they must carry their personal waste out of the forest. Thirdly, we don’t burn plastic waste, we carry out of the forest with the amount of rubbish that we picked up on the road.
In 2020, Bitour is committed to removing plastic waste from our offices, supply chains and on our trips. This commitment is done not only by Bitour but also by our partners and especially by the National Parks that are cooperating with Bitour.
We care about the communities that tourists visit so as not to disturb daily life or change the local culture. We contribute to improving their quality of life in natural harmony and mutual protection of the environment.
All Bitour’s journeys engage locals, we train them to be inspirational and great travel companions. Besides, Bi also cooperates with most of the local partners or local suppliers to help visitors have the best local experiences.
Bitour focuses on activities for children and women to provide them with a sustainable education and employment platform. This fund is extracted from each visitor’s commitment and organizations which Bitour is cooperating with.