The concepts of responsible travel are growing in importance for more and more travelers, but they have been our guiding principles from the very beginning. This is a high priority for Handspan, and we employ staff to focus solely on these issues.
Tourism growth in the developing world has been impressive, but this too often results in damage to the ecologies and cultures that we all wish to see. Tourism can thus be a mixed blessing, and Handspan works alongside local communities in rural areas to bring economic benefit and to develop tours according to their goals and priorities.
Our Sustainability Management System
We believe that our business should be a force for sustainable development in Vietnam. This commitment to corporate social responsibility relies on a management system which we designed to guide our internal policies and the relationships along our supply chain. We are the first tour operator in Vietnam to have implemented such a system, and we are proud of this accomplishment.
We are also the first operator in Vietnam to successfully achieve the TOURCERT CSR committed certification. Tourcert is a Germany-based organization renown across the globe for its responsible tourism certification programs.